On this day: August 30

Published On: Aug 29 2012 03:42:57 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 30 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - John Phillips
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By ABC Television [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1935: Singer-songwriter and musician John Phillips (lower right), leader of the singing group The Mamas & the Papas, is born in Parris Island, South Carolina. Phillips, who died of heart failure at age 65 on March 18, 2001, was also the father of Chynna Phillips, a member of the band Wilson Phillips, and actresses Mackenzie Phillips and Bijou Phillips.

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