TODAY IN HISTORY - 8/30:

1995 - Cable News Network joins internet

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1797 - Mary Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein), (d. 1851)
1898 - Shirley Booth, NYC, American actress (Hazel)
1918 - Ted Williams, American baseball player, last player in MLB to bat over .400 in a single season (Red Sox, AL MVP '46, '49; Trip Crown '42, '47)
1944 - Tug McGraw, American baseball player (d. 2004)
1951 - Timothy Bottoms, Santa Barbara CA, actor (Paper Chase, East of Eden)
1963 - Michael Chiklis, Lowell, Massachusetts, American actor (Commish, The Shield)
1972 - Cameron Diaz, Long Beach, California, American actress (Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding)

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GOODBYE TO:

2003 - Charles Bronson, American actor, dies at 81

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