August 30

30 B.C.

Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt, committed suicide.

1862

The Second Battle of Bull Run took place during the Civil War.

1905

Ty Cobb made his major league batting debut, playing for the Detroit Tigers.

1941

The two-year siege of Leningrad during World War II began.

1963

A hot line between the Kremlin and the White House went into operation to reduce the chances of an accidental war.

1967

Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the first African American Supreme Court justice.

1999

East Timor residents voted to secede from Indonesia.

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