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.

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1968: The Byrds' "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" album is released. The album, which was recorded with the addition of country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons, proved to be influential as the first major country-rock album by an established act. Although the album reached No. 77 on the Billboard Top LPs chart, the band's shift away from psychedelic music alienated much of its pop audience.

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