August 30

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August 30 is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. It is preceded by August 29, and succeeded by August 31. Following August 30, there are 123 days in the year.

Blavatsky's Gem of the Day

"Vinegar does not catch a fly, but honey. A sweet tongue draweth the snake forth from the earth."


  • 1874 – Annie Besant, then atheist, published her first article in The National Reformer, under the name "Ajax".
  • 1875 – Col. Olcott published in the New York Tribune his first extended written contribution along occult lines, "The Immortal Life".



  • 1917 – Alan Leo, British Theosophist, writer, and "the father of modern astrology." (b. August 7, 1860)

Holidays and observances

  • None listed for this date.

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