Today In History, August 30th

1645 – American Indians and the Dutch made a peace treaty at New Amsterdam. New Amsterdam later became known as New York.

1905 – Ty Cobb made his major league batting debut with the Detroit Tigers.

1960 – A partial blockade was imposed on West Berlin by East Germany. (Image: Pinterest)

1963 – The “Hotline” between Moscow and Washington, DC, went into operation.

1968 – The first Beatles single on their own Apple Records was released in the U.K. The single was “Hey Jude” b/w “Revolution”.

1984 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan was inducted into the Sportscasters Hall of Fame.

1991 – Dottie West was critically injured in a car accident while en route to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. She died five days later.

1993 – The Late Show with David Letterman” debuted. Billy Joel became the first musical guest.

(Source: On-This-Day,)

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