On February 26th, 1797, the Bank of England issued the first pound note.
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On August 31st, 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car crash.
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In 30 B.C., Cleopatra, queen of Egypt and lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, committed suicide following the defeat of her forces by Octavian, the future first emperor of Rome.
Those born on this date include:
- English author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Frankenstein) in 1797
- Louisiana Gov. Huey Long in 1893
- journalist/author John Gunther in 1901
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Today is Sunday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2015 with 123 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury and Saturn.
On August 30th, 1850, Honolulu, Hawai'i became an official city.