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 literary figure and art historian (d. 1971)
Born in 1900

Famous Deaths

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Irish playwright and novelist (Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray), dies of cerebral meningitis in Paris at 46

About November 30, 1900

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 122 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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