30 August 2012

Timeline August 30 & 31

August 30
1871  Ernest Rutherford, Nobel Price-winning physicist (1908), was born.
1896  Raymond Massey, Canadian actor, director and producer, was born.
1993  The Late Show with David Letterman premiered on CBS.
2005  A day after Hurricane Katrinea hit, flood waters covered 80 percent of New Orleans.
2012 Another hurricane called Isaac caused flooding problems in New Orleans.

August 31
1803  Lewis and Clark start their expedition to the west by leaving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1897  Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.
1903  Arthur Godfrey, American screen and stage actor, was born.
1997  Britain's Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris at age 36.

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