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 - Ty Cobb
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By Bain News Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1905: Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb makes his major-league debut with the Detroit Tigers. The 18-year-old Cobb doubled off the New York Highlanders's Jack Chesbro in his first at-bat.

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