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The Reporter (Lansdale, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS -

Au­gust 30, 1997

Amer­i­cans re­ceived word of the car crash in Paris that claimed the lives of Princess Diana, her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, and their driver, Henri Paul. (Be­cause of the time dif­fer­ence, it was Au­gust 31 where the crash oc­curred.)

ALSO ON THIS DATE

1861

Union Gen. John C. Fre­mont in­sti­tuted mar­tial law in Mis­souri and de­clared slaves there to be free. (How­ever, Fre­mont’s eman­ci­pa­tion order was coun­ter­manded by Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln).

1905

Ty Cobb made his ma­jor-league de­but as a player for the Detroit Tigers, hit­ting a dou­ble in his first at-bat in a game against the New York High­landers. (The Tigers won, 5-3.)

1954

Pres­i­dent Dwight D. Eisen­hower signed the Atomic En­ergy Act of 1954, which was in­tended to pro­mote pri­vate devel­op­ment of nu­clear en­ergy.

1967

The Se­nate con­firmed the appointment of Thur­good Mar­shall as the first black jus­tice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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