On This Day

What Happened on November 30, 1999

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe's largest defence contractor and fourth largest aerospace firm in the world
  • In Seattle, Washington, United States, protests against the WTO meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), dies at 74