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Perú: Saint Rose of Lima
(Commemoration of the death of the first Catholic saint from South American: 08/30/1586)
Perú Religion Catholic Saints U.S. Department of State
Turkey: Zafer Bayrami (Victory Day)
(Observed annually to commemorate the 1922 Turkish War of Independence)
Turkey U.S. Department of State Tuluma Turkish Community
1893 Huey P. Long (Louisiana U.S. Senator: 1932-5; Governor: 1928-32) Huey P. Long U.S. Congress
1901 Roy Wilkins (Missouri-born African-American Civil Rights Leader) Roy Wilkins Civil Rights Famous African Americans
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
30 B.C. Cleopatra (Queen of Egypt: Died of a Self-Inflicted Poisonous Snake Bite) Cleopatra Snakes History Channel
1880 Chief Diablo (Apache Chief) Arizona Native-American Studies Death History Channel
1893 Saint Rose of Lima (Peruvian Religious Figure) Perú Religion Catholic Saints South American History
30 B.C. Cleopatra Commits Suicide with a Snake Bite Cleopatra Snakes Death History Channel
1922 Decisive Battle of Dumlupinar Secures Turkish Independence Turkey Turkey Travel Planner
1933 Executive Order Prohibits the Holding of Gold by United States Citizens Franklin D. Roosevelt Ecomomics Gold U.S. Treasury
1941 Nazis Cut Off Last Railroad into Leningrad Soviet Union Nazi Germany Railroads World War II New York Times
1945 General Douglas MacArthur Lands in Japan to Oversee Surrender Douglas MacArthur Japan World War II History Channel
1963 U.S.-Soviet Telephone "Hot Line" Placed into Service Soviet Union The Cold War TheTelephone New York Times
1967 Senate Confirms Thurgood Marshall As First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall U.S. Supreme Court Famous African Americans Historic Firsts Oyez
1976 President Gerald Ford and Democrat Jimmy Carter Announce Series of Televised Debates Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter The American Presidency University of Georgia
1996 Muslim Rebels & Philippine Government End 24-year War with Peace Pact The Philippines Terrorism CNN
1999 Residents of East Timor Vote for Independence from Indonesia East Timor Indonesia New York Times
2009 After 54 Years, the Democratic Party Defeats the Liberal Democrats Party to Take Control of Japan's Government Japan Elections CNN

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