On This Day

What Happened on November 30, 1900

Historical Events

  • A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Korneel Goossens, Flemish literature/art historian

Famous Deaths

Person of interestOscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright and novelist (Importance of Being Earnest), dies in Paris at 46

Writer and Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer and Poet
Oscar Wilde
1900 Highlights

About November 30, 1900

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius