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AUGUST 30

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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1828 The Cumberland Presbyterian Church Is the First Church Organized in Northwest Arkansas Arkansas Religion Historic Firsts Arkansas History Commission
1967 Senate Confirms Thurgood Marshall As First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall U.S. Supreme Court Famous African Americans Historic Firsts Oyez
1983 Guy Bluford Becomes First African-American in Space Guy Bluford U.S. Astronauts Famous African Americans Historic Firsts New York Times
1984 Space Shuttle Discovery Lifts Off for First Time Space Exploration NASA

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