Today in History, English
Today in History, English

98486August 30Event1997 – Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris.
98487August 30Event1998 – Second Congo War: Armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and their Angolan and Zimbabwean allies recapture Matadi and the Inga dams in the western DRC from RCD and Rwandan troops.
98488August 30Event1999 – East Timor votes for independence from Indonesia in a referendum.
98489August 30Event2003 – While being towed across the Barents Sea, the de-commissioned Russian submarine K-159 sinks, taking nine of her crew and 800 kg of spent nuclear fuel with her.
98490August 30Event2014 – Prime Minister of Lesotho Tom Thabane flees to South Africa as the army allegedly stages a coup.
98461August 30Event1873 – Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Josef Land in the Arctic Sea.
98462August 30Event1896 – Philippine Revolution: After Spanish victory in the Battle of San Juan del Monte, eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor-General Ramón Blanco y Erenas.
98463August 30Event1897 – The town of Ambiky is captured by France from Menabe in Madagascar.
98464August 30Event1909 – Burgess Shale fossils are discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
98465August 30Event1914 – World War I: Germans defeat the Russians in the Battle of Tannenberg
98466August 30Event1917 – Vietnamese prison guards led by Trịnh Văn Cấn mutiny at the Thái Nguyên penitentiary against local French authority.
98467August 30Event1918 – Fanni Kaplan shoots and seriously injures Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin. This, along with the assassination of Bolshevik senior official Moisei Uritsky days earlier, prompts the decree for Red Terror.
98468August 30Event1922 – Battle of Dumlupınar: The final battle in the Greco-Turkish War ("Turkish War of Independence").
98469August 30Event1940 – The Second Vienna Award reassigns the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary.
98470August 30Event1942 – World War II: The Battle of Alam el Halfa begins.
98471August 30Event1945 – Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.
98472August 30Event1945 – The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base.
98473August 30Event1945 – The Allied Control Council, governing Germany after World War II, comes into being.
98474August 30Event1945 – The August Revolution ends as Emperor Bảo Đại abdicates, ending the Nguyễn dynasty.
98475August 30Event1956 – The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens.
98476August 30Event1962 – Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since World War II and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war.
98477August 30Event1963 – The Moscow–Washington hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.
98478August 30Event1967 – Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
98479August 30Event1974 – A Belgrade–Dortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.
98480August 30Event1974 – A powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in Marunouchi, Tokyo, Japan. Eight are killed, 378 are injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities.
98481August 30Event1981 – President Mohammad-Ali Rajai and Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar of Iran are assassinated in a bombing committed by the People's Mujahedin of Iran.
98482August 30Event1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
98483August 30Event1991 – Dissolution of the Soviet Union: Azerbaijan declares independence from Soviet Union.
98484August 30Event1992 – The 11-day Ruby Ridge standoff ends with Randy Weaver surrendering to federal authorities.
98485August 30Event1995 – Bosnian War: NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.

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