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 - Kitty Wells
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By Capricorn Records [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1919: Country singer Kitty Wells is born under the birth name Ellen Muriel Deason in Nashville, Tennessee. Her 1952 hit recording, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," would make her the first female country singer to top the U.S. country charts, and transform her into the first female country star. She died on July 16, 2012, at age 92 from complications of a stroke.

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