On This Day in History for November 30 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 140 of 140

  • 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
  • 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
  • 1987 Afghanistan Constitution adopted
  • 1988 Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
  • 1988 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • 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.

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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 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
  • 1992 Intercity-train derailed at Village chief, 5 die

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1993 President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1994 Cruise ship 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.
  • 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.
  • 2004 Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge resigns.
  • 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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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
  • 2012 At least 32 people are killed in a Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane crash in the Congo
  • 2014 Australia experiences its hottest spring and second-hottest November recorded
  • 2014 Tabaré Vázquez is re-elected President of Uruguay
  • 2015 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or COP21 begins in Paris
  • 2015 Pope Francis urges peace while visiting controversial mosque in Bangui's PK5 district in Central African Republic
  • 2016 UNESCO adds Belgian beer to its Cultural Heritage List

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