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 - Fred MacMurray
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1908: Actor Fred MacMurray, best known for his roles in the film noir movie "Double Indemnity" and as widowed patriarch Steve Douglas on the sitcom "My Three Sons," is born in Kankakee, Illinois. He died of pneumonia at the age of 83 on Nov. 5, 1991.

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