Tuesday 30 August 2016, 15:55:08
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.
The whole problem with
the world is that
fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full
of doubts. ~ Bertrand Russell