August 30

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1951 Rosemary Scanlon, a singer known as ‘Dana’, broadcaster in the US with the conservative Catholic television channel EWTN and independent MEP for Connacht-Ulster (1999–2004), who made two bids for the Irish presidency, born in London.
  • 1911 The Parliament Act reduced the power of veto of the House of Lords over legislation initiated in the House of Commons to a suspensory veto of two years, thus removing a major obstacle to the passing of a Home Rule Bill.
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