30th August

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1980 Solidarity wins concessions from Poland's government Lech Walesa's decision to call an end to the 17 day strike is prompted by Poland's government agreement to release 28 jailed dissidents and exercise restraint on state censorship
1976 Notting Hill Carnival Riot 100 police officers are injured in a riot that occurs at the close of the Notting Hill carnival in west London.
1968 Beatles release the single Hey Jude The Beatles release the single "Hey Jude".
1965 Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited released Bob Dylan's album "Highway 61 Revisited" is released.
1963 Hot-line between US and Soviet Union The "Hot-line" communications link between Washington and Moscow goes into operation.
1918 Vladimir Lenin is shot Vladimir Lenin is shot and wounded by two women factory workers in Moscow.
1918 World War 1 - Battle of the Somme The Battle of the Somme begins, the most costly battle in terms of human life during World War 1.
1900 Bubonic plague breaks out in Glasgow It is reported that Bubonic plague has broken out in Glasgow
1797 Mary Shelley is born Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, is born as Mary Godwin in London.
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