Today in History, English
Today in History, English

98791August 30Death2013 – Howie Crittenden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1933)
98792August 30Death2013 – Allan Gotthelf, American philosopher and academic (b. 1942)
98793August 30Death2013 – Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1939)
98794August 30Death2013 – Leo Lewis, American football player and coach (b. 1933)
98795August 30Death2013 – John "Juke" Logan, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (b. 1946)
98796August 30Death2013 – Soledad Mexia, Mexican-American super-centenarian (b. 1899)
98797August 30Death2014 – Bud Andrews, American radio host and producer (b. 1940)
98798August 30Death2014 – Bipan Chandra, Indian historian and academic (b. 1928)
98799August 30Death2014 – Igor Decraene, Belgian cyclist (b. 1996)
98800August 30Death2014 – Victoria Mallory, American actress and singer (b. 1949)
98801August 30Death2014 – Andrew V. McLaglen, English-American director and producer (b. 1920)
98802August 30Death2014 – Felipe Osterling, Peruvian lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
98803August 30Death2015 – Bart Cummings, Australian horse trainer (b. 1927)
98804August 30Death2015 – Wes Craven, American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1939)
98805August 30Death2015 – Edward Fadeley, American lawyer and politician (b. 1929)
98806August 30Death2015 – M. M. Kalburgi, Indian scholar, author, and academic (b. 1938)
98807August 30Death2015 – Marvin Mandel, American lawyer and politician, 56th Governor of Maryland (b. 1920)
98808August 30Death2015 – Oliver Sacks, English-American neurologist, author, and academic (b. 1933)
98809August 30Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Alexander of ConstantinopleBlessed Alfredo Ildefonso SchusterBlessed Eustáquio van LieshoutBlessed Stephen Nehmé (Maronite Church / Catholic Church)Charles Chapman Grafton (Episcopal Church)FantinusFelix and AdauctusFiacreJeanne JuganN
98810August 30Holiday and observanceConstitution Day (Kazakhstan)
98811August 30Holiday and observanceConstitution Day (Turks and Caicos Islands)
98812August 30Holiday and observanceInternational Day of the Disappeared (International)
98813August 30Holiday and observancePopular Consultation Day (East Timor)
98814August 30Holiday and observanceSaint Rose of Lima's Day (Peru)
98815August 30Holiday and observanceVictory Day (Turkey)
98816August 31Event1056 – After a sudden illness a few days previously, Byzantine Empress Theodora dies childless, thus ending the Macedonian dynasty.
98817August 31Event1218 – Al-Kamil becomes Sultan of Egypt, Syria and northern Mesopotamia on the death of his father Al-Adil I.
98818August 31Event1314 – King Håkon V Magnusson moves the capital of Norway from Bergen to Oslo.
98819August 31Event1422 – King Henry V of England dies of dysentery while in France. His son, Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of 9 months.
98820August 31Event1795 – War of the First Coalition: The British capture Trincomalee (present-day Sri Lanka) from the Dutch in order to keep it out of French hands.

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