On This Day

Historical Events on November 30 (Part 2)

  • 2006 South Africa's Civil Union Act of 2006 legalizes same-sex marriage, becomes fifth country in the world and first in Africa to do so

Historic Event

2007 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office hostage crisis: Leeland Eisenberg enters campaign office of Hillary Clinton in Rochester, New Hampshire with suspected bomb and holds three people hostage for 5 hours

  • 2009 Canada begins its recovery from the recession; economic growth is at 0.4% after 14 months of economic stagnation

Historic Event

2009 José Mujica announced as the winner of the run-off election in Uruguay the day before and president-elect

  • 2012 At least 32 people are killed in a Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane crash in the Congo
  • 2013 14th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 34-2
  • 2014 Australia experiences its hottest spring and second-hottest November recorded
  • 2014 Tabaré Vázquez is re-elected President of Uruguay
  • 2014 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Calgary Stampeders beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 20-16 for their 7th Championship
  • 2015 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or COP21 begins in Paris

Sports History

2015 NBA star Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers) announces his intention to retire at the end of the season

Papal Visit

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
  • 2017 Def Jam founder Russell Simmons steps down from his companies after allegations of sexual misconduct
  • 2017 Disney announces it has cast Chinese actress Liu Yifei to play Mulan in up-coming live action film
  • 2017 World's longest recorded rainbow - 8 hrs 58 min in Taipei's Yangmingshan mountain range
  • 2018 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Anchorage, Alaska
  • 2018 Marriot Hotels reveal massive data breach - 500 million guests affected in one of largest-ever company hacks
  • 2019 Gun battle between suspected cartel and security forces at Villa Unión city hall, northern Mexico, kills 21
  • 2019 Australian cricket batsman David Warner smashes 335 not out in the 2nd Test against Pakistan; second-highest Test score by an Australian (Matt Hayden 380); highest Test score at Adelaide Oval
  • 2019 On the way to 36 in 2nd Test v Pakistan, Australian cricket batsman Steve Smith overtakes Don Bradman’s run-tally of 6,996 Test runs; becomes fastest batsman to 7000, in terms of innings (126)
  • 2019 83rd Iron Bowl: #16 Auburn beats #5 Alabama, 48-45
  • 2020 Los Angeles County begins three-week stay at home order for 10 million people to combat COVID-19 surge
  • 2020 Australia condemns doctored photo of Australian soldier threatening Afghan child with knife on Chinese official's Twitter, marking new low in the two countries relationship
  • 2020 Newly discovered rock art announced found in the Serranía La Lindosa, Colombian Amazon, dated 12,600 and 11,800 years ago with thousands of paintings of now extinct Ice Age animals [1]
  • 2020 Alphafold's DeepMind AI program announces it has achieved scientific breakthrough by being able to predict how proteins fold into 3D shapes

Historic Event

2021 El Chapo's wife Emma Coronel Aispuro sentenced to three years in the US for helping run her husband's drug cartel and aid his escape from prison

Music History

2021 Josephine Baker becomes the first black woman to be honored at Paris’ Panthéon, France's highest honor

  • 2021 15 year old student shoots four death and injures seven at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan