New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)
TODAY IN HISTORY
Aug. 30, 1967
The Senate confirmed the appointment of Thurgood Marshall as the first Black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
ON THIS DATE
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.
Guion S. Bluford Jr. became the first Black American astronaut to travel in space as he blasted off aboard the Challenger.
“The Late Show with David Letterman” premiered on CBS-TV.
The White House announced that President Barack Obama would change the name of North America’s tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, bestowing the traditional Alaska Native name on the eve of a historic presidential visit to Alaska.