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On this day: August 30

POSTED: 4:42 PM Aug 29 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Aug 30 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 - Glenn Ford
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2006: Canadian-American actor Glenn Ford dies at age 90 in Beverly Hills, California. Ford was best known for movies like "Gilda" "The Big Heat," "Blackboard Jungle," "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," "The Courtship of Eddie's Father," "3:10 to Yuma," "Cimarron" and "Superman."

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