By On This Day in NYC's History

TALK ABOUT FAST PITCH

On August 30, 1939: New York Yankee Atley Donald pitched a baseball at a record 94.7 mph. Donald, nicknamed “Swampy”, played for the Yanks until he retired from the game in 1945.

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WEDDING BELLS FOR DAVID DINKINS

On August 30, 1953: David Dinkins married Joyce Burrows in New York City. Dinkins went on to become the 106th Mayor of New York City, serving from 1990 until 1993. He was the first and, thus far, only African American to have held this office.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: PEGGY LIPTON

On August 30, 1946: Actress, singer, and model Peggy Lipton was born in New York City. Lipton rose to fame in the iconic TV show The Mod Squad as Julie Barnes and maintained a career spanning over forty years. Lipton was once married to Quincy Jones and the couple have two children, Kadida Jones and Rashida Jones.

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