On This Day

What Happened on November 30

Important Events

  • 1016 Cnut the Great [Canute], King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund 'Ironside'
  • 1487 The first German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot), is promulgated in Munich by Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria stating beer should be brewed from only three ingredients – water, malt and hops
  • 1648 English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I
  • 1786 Grand Duke of Tuscany Leopold II promulgates a penal reform, making his the 1st state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 commemorated as Cities for Life Day.
  • 1876 Archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann finds the gold Mask of Agamemnon at Mycenae (modern Greece) "the Mona Lisa of prehistory" [1]
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Nov 30 in Film & TV

Nov 30 in Music

  • 1979 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks
  • 1982 "Thriller", 6th studio album by Michael Jackson is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1984, best-selling album of all time, Billboard Album of the Year 1983)

Nov 30 in Sport

  • 1872 First international soccer game, Scotland draws with England (0-0) in Glasgow

Did You Know?

World's longest recorded rainbow - 8 hrs 58 min in Taipei's Yangmingshan mountain range

On November 30, 2017


Would You Believe?

Ann Hodges is bruised by a meteor at Sylacauga, Alabama in first modern instance of a meteorite striking a human

On November 30, 1954

Famous Weddings

  • 1940 "I Love Lucy" actress Lucille Ball (28) weds actor Desi Arnaz (23) in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1945 Actress Bette Davis (37) weds artist William Grant Sherry
  • 1973 Sci-fi author Issac Asimov (53) weds second wife psychoanalyst and Sci-fi author Janet Jeppson (47)
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