Video: 'Discovery Times: Ruby Ridge' (Aug. 31, 1992 at 0:39)
(Monday, August 31, 1992) — White separatist Randy Weaver surrendered to authorities in Naples, Idaho, today, ending an 11-day Ruby Ridge siege by federal agents that had claimed the lives of Weaver’s wife, son and a deputy U.S. marshal.
(Saturday, August 30, 1862, during the Second Battle of Bull Run, part of the American Civil War) — Confederate forces won victories today against the Union at the Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia, as Maj. Gen. James Longstreet today sent five divisions storming into the Union flank, which was crushed and driven back to Bull Run.
25,000 men were killed, wounded or missing, five times the figure of the First Battle of Bull Run 13 months before.
(Wednesday, August 29, 1962, during the Cold War) — Photographs taken by an American U-2 spyplane over Cuba first revealed today the presence there of Soviet SA-2 missiles, for anti-aircraft defense. Offensive missiles would not be discovered until later flights.
(Sunday, August 27, 1972, 4:00-7:00 p.m. PDT) — The Grateful Dead performed today at the Springfield Creamery Benefit concert, a benefit concert for a dairy owned by Chuck Kesey, the brother of Ken Kesey, and his wife Sue, at Temple Meadow, near Veneta, Oregon.