August 30: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1146, European leaders outlaw crossbow intending for this action to end war for all time.
- In 1682, William Penn left England to sail to the Americas.
- In 1850, Honolulu, Hawai becomes a city.
- In 1901, Hubert Cecil Booth patents the first powered vacuum cleaner.
- In 1987, Yves Pol of France runs a complete marathon, but runs backwards the entire race. (3:57:57)
- Famous Birthdays: Timothy Bottoms (actor), John Landis (American Werewolf in London), Lisa Ling (American journalist), Andy Roddick (American tennis player), Justin Vaughan (cricketer)
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