August 30 in history: 13,000 meteors seen in 1 hour, and more

Here is what happened in the history today.

1885

13,000 meteors seen in 1 hour near Andromeda Galaxy

(Photograph:WION)

1918

Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin is shot twice in unsuccessful assassination attempt

(Photograph:WION)

1945

Japanese occupation of Hong Kong comes to an end

(Photograph:WION)

1963

Telephone hotline between Washington DC and Moscow is established

(Photograph:WION)

1999

East Timorese vote for independence in a referendum

(Photograph:WION)

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