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 - Shirley Booth
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By The Theatre Guild/photographer-Marcus Blechman [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1898: Actress Shirley Booth, who won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for 1952's "Come Back, Little Sheba," is born Marjory Ford in Brooklyn, New York. Booth, who was primarily a theater actress, was also known for playing the title role of the sitcom "Hazel," winning two Emmy Awards for the role. She died at age 94 on Oct. 16, 1992.

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