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 - Vera-Ellen
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Publicity photo

1981: Actress and dancer Vera-Ellen, best known for her starring roles in "On the Town" and "White Christmas," dies from cancer at the age of 60 in Los Angeles, California. She's seen here in 1946 publicity photo.

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