Historical Events on November 30

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  • 306 St Marcellus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 722 Pope Gregory II names Boniface as missionary bishop
  • 1016 Cnut the Great (or Canute), King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund 'Ironside'.
  • 1215 Pope Innocent III closes 4th council of Lateranen
  • 1406 Angelo Correr elected Pope Gregory XII

CommunicationGerman Beer Purity Law

1487 The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot), is promulgated by Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria stating beer should be brewed from only three ingredients – water, malt and hops

  • 1523 Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics
  • 1554 England reconciles with Pope Julius III
  • 1630 16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague

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1648 English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I

King Charles I
Charles I
  • 1678 Roman Catholics banned from English parliament
  • 1700 King Charles XII of Sweden defeats Russia at Narva [NS]
  • 1700 Utrecht/Overijssel/Buren/Leerdam/IJsselstein go on Gregoria calendar
  • 1731 Beijing hit by Earthquake; about 100,000 die
  • 1735 States of Holland forbid Free Masonry
  • 1747 Dutch State of Zealand declare governorship hereditary for women

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1753 Benjamin Franklin receives the Godfrey Copley medal "on account of his curious Experiments and Observations on Electricity"

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • 1776 Captain Cook begins 3rd & last trip to Pacific (South Sea)
  • 1782 Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence
  • 1786 Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, promulgates a penal reform making his country the first state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 is therefore commemorated by 300 cities around the world as Cities for Life Day.
  • 1787 Spanish governor leaves the Philippines
  • 1803 Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France
  • 1804 Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins
  • 1813 Prince Willem Frederik returns to Netherlands
  • 1824 First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal.
  • 1829 First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking.
  • 1838 Mexico declares war on France
  • 1861 Harper's Weekly publishes EE Beers' "All quiet along the Potomac"
  • 1863 Confederate troops vacate Fort Esperanza, Texas
  • 1864 Battle of Franklin Tennessee: Confederate attack fails, 7,700 casualities
  • 1864 Battle of Honey Hill SC (Broad River) 96 dead/665 wounded
  • 1866 Work begins on 1st US underwater highway tunnel, Chicago
  • 1868 The inauguration of a statue of King Charles XII of Sweden takes place in the King's garden in Stockholm.
  • 1872 First international soccer game, Scotland draws with England (0-0) in Glasgow
  • 1885 Opera "El Cid" premieres (Paris)
  • 1886 First commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo, NY
  • 1886 The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.
  • 1887 1st indoor softball game (Chicago)
  • 1891 Pope Leo XIII's encyclical "Rerum novarum" published
  • 1893 2nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 40-16 in Montgomery
  • 1900 A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles
  • 1900 The First Isthmian Canal Commission, appointed by the President having examined possible routes for a canal, issues its report favoring that through Nicaragua over the Panama route
  • 1902 American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor.
  • 1907 Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle
  • 1908 8th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)
  • 1908 The US Secretary of State and Japan's ambassador to the US exchange notes in what becomes known as the Root-Takahira Agreement: they affirm support for an independent China with an 'open door' policy and for the status quo in the Pacific
  • 1909 9th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Sydney (5-0)
  • 1909 The British House of Lords rejects the 'People's Budget' prepared by David Lloyd George, which tried to shift the tax burden to the wealthy. This led to the Parliament Act intended to stop the unelected house overruling the will of the elected house.
  • 1912 4th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Alerts defeats Toronto Argonauts, 11-4
  • 1912 11th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Australasia in Melbourne (3-2)
  • 1915 St John Ervine's "John Ferguson" premieres in Dublin
  • 1916 Costa Rica becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1922 1st speed test of 1st genuine Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho

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1922 Hitler speaks to 50,000 national-socialists in Munich

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1923 Dutch Catholic minority government of Wilhelm Marx forms
  • 1924 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)
  • 1924 Last French/Belgian troops leave Ruhrgebied
  • 1924 French/Belgium troops completely withdrawn from the Rurh

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1928 Test Cricket debut of Don Bradman, who scored 18 & 1 vs England

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1929 17th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 14-3
  • 1931 His Master's Voice & Columbia Records merge into EMI
  • 1933 CCC Camps are established in Cleveland Park District
  • 1936 London's Crystal Palace (built 1851) destroyed by fire
  • 1937 3rd Heisman Trophy Award: Clint Frank, Yale (HB)
  • 1938 Fascist coup in Romania fails
  • 1938 Germany bans Jews being lawyers
  • 1939 21 U boats sunk this month (52,000 ton)
  • 1939 Paul Osborn's "Mornings at 7" premieres in NYC
  • 1939 USSR invades Finland, bombs Helsinki
  • 1940 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 1): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 8-2
  • 1940 32 U boats sunk this month (147,000 ton)
  • 1941 101 year old Nyack-Tarrytown (NY) ferry makes its last run
  • 1941 Japanese Emperor Hirohito consults with admirals Shimada & Nagano
  • 1942 -Dec 1st: Sea battle at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal
  • 1942 109 U boats sunk this month (729,000 ton)
  • 1942 30th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Hurricanes defeats Winnipeg Bombers, 8-5
  • 1942 Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of NY Giants minor league system
  • 1942 German supply vessel Uckermark (formerly called the Altmark) explodes & sinks off Yokohama
  • 1944 Biggest & last British battleship HMS Vanguard launched
  • 1945 33rd CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 35-0
  • 1946 Bradman scores 187 in 1st Test Cricket v England at the Gabba
  • 1947 Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked
  • 1948 Baseball's Negro National League disbands
  • 1948 Player-manager Lou Boudreau is selected AL MVP
  • 1948 Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin
  • 1949 Chinese Communists captured Chungking
  • 1949 KOTV TV channel 6 in Tulsa, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950 US President Harry Truman threatens China with atom bomb

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1952 Jackie Robinson charges NY Yankees with racism

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1953 French parachutist under Col De Castries attacks Dien Bien Phu
  • 1953 Edward Mutesa II, the kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda.
  • 1954 1st meteorite known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga Ala)
  • 1954 20th Heisman Trophy Award: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin (FB)
  • 1954 John Strydom succeeds D. F. Malan as premier of South Africa
  • 1955 "Pipe Dream" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 245 performances
  • 1955 Argentine government disbands Peronistic party
  • 1956 1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1956 Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • 1957 "Happy Hunting" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 413 performances
  • 1957 45th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 32-7

MurderAssassination Attempt

1957 Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, kills 8

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • 1957 22nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 40-0 in Birmingham
  • 1958 1st guided missile destroyer launched, Dewey, Bath, Me
  • 1958 WKBW TV channel 7 in Buffalo, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 Joe Foss named 1st commissioner of AFL
  • 1959 1960 NFL Draft: Billy Cannon from LSU first pick by Los Angeles Rams
  • 1960 French Senate condemns building own nuclear weapons
  • 1960 Tad Mosels "All the Way Home" premieres in NYC
  • 1961 Billy Williams of the Cubs is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1961 USSR vetoes Kuwaits application for UN membership
  • 1962 U Thant of Burma becomes the 3rd Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • 1963 51st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats BC Lions, 21-10
  • 1963 Martin Walser's "Überlebensgross Herr Krott" premieres in Stuttgart
  • 1963 28th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-8 in Birmingham, Auburn's first points in the series in five years
  • 1964 USSR launches Zond 2 towards Mars; no data returned
  • 1966 Barbados gains independence from Great Britain (National Day)
  • 1966 Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland
  • 1967 Julie Nixon & David Eisenhower announce their engagement
  • 1967 Kuria Muria Islands ceded by Britain to Oman
  • 1967 People's Democratic Republic of Yemen declares independence from the UK

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1967 Senenator Eugene McCarthy annouces he will run for the US presidency on anti Vietnam war platform

Politician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthy
Politician and Presidential Candidate
Eugene McCarthy
  • 1967 The Pakistan Peoples Party is founded by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who becomes its first Chairman later as the Head of state and Head of government after the 1971 Civil War.
  • 1968 56th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Calgary Stampeder, 24-21
  • 1968 A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Armagh is stopped by Royal Ulster Constabulary because of the presence of a Loyalist counter demonstration led by Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting
  • 1968 33rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 24-16 in Birmingham
  • 1969 57th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 29-11
  • 1969 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Music releaseAlbum Release

1970 George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1971 TV movie "Brian's Song" airs for 1st time on ABC-TV
  • 1971 The government of the Republic of Ireland states that it will take the allegations of brutality against the security forces in Northern Ireland to the European Court of Human Rights
  • 1972 BBC bans Wings' "Hi, Hi, Hi"
  • 1972 Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome, Italy)
  • 1973 M T Ghani scores 104 on FC debut for Commerce Bank (Pak) age 44
  • 1973 Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Jim Godman
  • 1974 "Good Evening" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 438 performances
  • 1974 "Mack & Mabel" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 66 performances
  • 1974 20th time Islanders shut-out (3-0 vs Canucks)
  • 1974 Most complete early human skeleton (Lucy, Australopithecus) is discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.
  • 1975 Dahomey renamed People\'s Republic of Benin
  • 1976 42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh (RB)
  • 1978 France performs nuclear test
  • 1979 Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iran Hostages (ABC)
  • 1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980 "Banjo Dancing" closes at Century Theater NYC after 38 performances
  • 1980 "Perfectly Frank" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1980 "West Side Story" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 341 performances
  • 1980 Uruguay's new constitution rejected by referendum

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1981 NY Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • 1981 Porn star John Holmes arrested on fugitive charges
  • 1981 South Africa anti-apartheid advocate Bulelani Ngcuka arrested
  • 1981 Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (the meetings ended inconclusively on December 17).
  • 1982 STS-6 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 1982 US submarine Thomas Edison collides with US Navy destroyer in South China Sea
  • 1982 USSR performs nuclear test

Film release premierFilm Premier

1982 "Gandhi" directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Ben Kingsley and John Gielgud premieres in New Delhi (Best Picture 1983)

Actor John Gielgud
John Gielgud
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1983 Police free kidnapped beer magnate Alfred Heineken in Amsterdam
  • 1983 Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip)
  • 1983 Raúl Alfonsín wins Argentine presidential election
  • 1983 Sam Shepards "Fool for love" premieres in NYC
  • 1983 Denver Nuggets coach Doug Moe, hoplessly behind, advise team to let Blazers break their scoring record
  • 1985 50th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 25-23 in Birmingham
  • 1986 "Flamenco Puro" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • 1986 74th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 39-15

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1986 Ivan Lendl is 1st tennis player to earn over $10 million in his lifetime

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 1987 Afghanistan Constitution adopted
  • 1988 Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
  • 1988 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island

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1988 NYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1988 Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs
  • 1988 UN General Assembly (151-2) censures US for refusing PLO's Arafat visa
  • 1988 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. buys RJR Nabisco for $25.07 billion USD.
  • 1989 Deutsche Bank board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a Red Army Faction terrorist bomb.
  • 1990 Actor Burt Lancaster suffers a stroke

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1990 US President George H. W. Bush offers to send Secretary of State James Baker to Baghdad to meet with Saddam Hussein

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1991 1st world championship of women's soccer, US defeats Norway 2-1
  • 1991 93 cars & 11 truck accident near SF during a dust storm, 17 die
  • 1991 Rob Pilatus, 27, of Milli-Vanilli attempts suicide
  • 1991 San Diego State's Marshall Faulk is 1st freshman to capture national rushing & scoring titles
  • 1991 56th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 13-6 in Birmingham
  • 1992 David Boon's 14th Test Cricket century, 111 v WI at Brisbane
  • 1992 Intercity-train derailed at Village chief, 5 die
  • 1993 NFL announces 30th franchise - Jacksonville Jaguars

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1993 President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1994 Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at the BBC", is released in Britain
  • 1994 Cruiser Achille Lauro destroyed by fire at Somalia, 4 die
  • 1994 Man Mohan Adhikary sworn in as 1st communist premier of Nepal
  • 1995 Official end of Operation Desert Storm.
  • 1997 "Eugene Onegin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • 1997 86th Davis Cup: Sweden sweeps US in Gothenburg (5-0)
  • 1998 Deutsche Bank announces a US$10 billion deal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution in the world.
  • 1999 In Seattle, Washington, United States, protests against the WTO meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.
  • 1999 British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe's largest defence contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.
  • 2003 92nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Melbourne (3-1)
  • 2004 Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge resigns.

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2004 Longtime "Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with $2,520,700 USD, television's all-time biggest game show haul.

74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings
74 Time Jeopardy Champion
Ken Jennings
  • 2004 Lion Air Flight 538 crash lands in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, killing 26.
  • 2005 John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.

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2005 The Boston Bruins trade captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton

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2007 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office hostage crisis: Leeland Eisenberg entered the campaign office of Hillary Clinton in Rochester, New Hampshire with a device suspected of being a bomb and held three people hostage for 5 hours.

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • 2009 Canada begins its recovery from the recession; economic growth is at 0.4% after 14 months of economic stagnation