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 - Cynthia Cooper
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1997: Cynthia Cooper scores 25 points to lead the Houston Comets over the New York Liberty by a score of 65-51 in the first WNBA championship game. Cooper, who was named the finals MVP, would lead the Comets to the next three titles as well, earning finals MVP honors each year, before retiring following the 2000 championship (pictured).

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