On this day: August 30

Published On: Aug 29 2012 04:42:57 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 30 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

The vacuum is invented, Ty Cobb makes his major-league debut, Bob Dylan releases "Highway 61 Revisited," and Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first black justice on the Supreme Court, all on this day.

OTD August 30 - Fort Mims
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1813: In what would become known as the Fort Mims Massacre during the Creek War, a force of Creek people belonging to the "Red Sticks" faction kill more than 500 settlers (including more than 250 armed militia) in Fort Mims, north of Mobile, Ala.


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