On this day: August 30

Published On: Aug 29 2012 03:42:57 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 30 2013 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 - Houston
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1836: The city of Houston, Texas, is founded by New York real estate entrepreneurs Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen. The duo bought 6,642 acres of land along Buffalo Bayou and named their new city after Sam Houston, the popular general at the Battle of San Jacinto who would be elected president of Texas in September 1836.

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