Sunday 30 August 2015, 06:48:23
30 August 526
: Theodoric the Great, king of the Ostrogoths since 471, ruler of Italy since 493, dies in Ravenna at age 71 or 72.
30 August 1721
: Swedish Estonia, Livonia, Ingria, Kexholm and most of Karelia are ceded to Russia in the Treaty of Nystad.
30 August 1748
: Jacques-Louis David, French painter, is born in Paris.
30 August 1835
: The city of Melbourne
in Australia is founded by English settlers.
30 August 1871
: Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand-British physicist, father of nuclear physics, is born in Brightwater.
30 August 1852
: Jacobus van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist, winner of the first Nobel Prize in chemistry, is born in Rotterdam.
30 August 1984
: The space shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
30 August 2008
: The world's highest observation deck opens at 474 meters in the 492 m Shanghai World Financial Center, the second tallest building in the world since 14 September 2007.