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On this day: August 30

POSTED: 01:42 PM PDT Aug 29, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 29, 2013 

The vacuum is invented, Ty Cobb makes his major-league debut, Bob Dylan releases "Highway 61 Revisited," and Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first black justice on the Supreme Court, all on this day.

OTD August 30 - Mary Shelley
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National Portrait Gallery, London

1797: Author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, best known for her Gothic novel "Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus," is born in Somers Town, London, England.

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