30 August It Happened Today

1862  Confederate forces under “Stonewall” Jackson defeat Union forces at the second Battle of Bull Run.

1881  German inventor Clement Ader patents the stereo system.

1896  Birth of Canadian actor Raymond Massey.

1908  Birth of New Zealand physicist Ernest Rutherford.

1937  American boxer Joe Louis defeats Britain’s Tommy Farr to win the world heavyweight boxing title.

1943  Birth of French skiing ace Jean-Claude Killy.

1963  The “hotline” telephone link between the White House and Kremlin becomes operational.

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