What happened on November 30? There are more than 288 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About November 30

November 30 In HistoryNovember 30 is the 334th day of the year 2019. There are 31 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday. This day falls under the 48th week of the year 2019.

On this day in Newport, Pennsylvania 17074 sunrise will occur at 01:11 PM and sunset will occur at 10:42 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Sagittarius. The modern birthstone for this month is Topaz while the mystical birthstone is Pearl.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 56 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (January 25, 2020).

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Historical Events For November 30

  • 1700
    Battle of Narva – A Swedish army of 8,500 men under Charles XII defeats a much larger Russian army at Narva.
  • 1718
    Swedish king Charles XII dies during a siege of the fortress Fredriksten in Norway.
  • 1782
    American Revolutionary War: Treaty of Paris – In Paris, representatives from the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign preliminary peace articles (later formalized as the 1783 Treaty of Paris).
  • 1783
    A 5.3 magnitude earthquake strikes New Jersey.
  • 1786
    Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, promulgates a penal reform making his country the first state to abolish the death penalty. Consequently, November 30 is commemorated by 300 cities around the world as Cities for Life Day.
  • 1803
    In New Orleans, Louisiana, Spanish representatives officially transfer the Louisiana Territory to a French representative. Just 20 days later, France transfers the same land to the United States as the Louisiana Purchase.
  • 1804
    The Democratic-Republican-controlled United States Senate begins an impeachment trial against Federalist-partisan Supreme Court of the United States Justice Samuel Chase.
  • 1824
    First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal.
  • 1829
    First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking.
  • 1853
    Crimean War: Battle of Sinop – The Imperial Russian Navy under Pavel Nakhimov destroys the Ottoman fleet under Osman Pasha at Sinop, a sea port in northern Turkey.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Franklin – The Army of Tennessee led by General John Bell Hood mounts a dramatically unsuccessful frontal assault on Union positions commanded by John McAllister Schofield around Franklin, Tennessee, with Hood losing six generals and almost a third of his troops.
  • 1868
    The inauguration of a statue of King Charles XII of Sweden takes place in the King’s garden in Stockholm.
  • 1872
    The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.
  • 1886
    The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.
  • 1902
    American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor.
  • 1908
    A mine explosion in the mining town of Marianna, Pennsylvania kills 154.
  • 1916
    Costa Rica becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1934
    The steam locomotive Flying Scotsman becomes the first to officially exceed 100mph.
  • 1936
    In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire.
  • 1939
    Winter War: Soviet forces cross the Finnish border in several places and bomb Helsinki and several other Finnish cities, starting the war.
  • 1940
    Lucille Ball marries Desi Arnaz in Greenwich, Connecticut.
  • 1942
    World War II: Guadalcanal Campaign: Battle of Tassafaronga – A smaller squadron of Japanese destroyers led by Raizō Tanaka defeats a US cruiser force under Carleton H. Wright.
  • 1947
    1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine begins on this day, leading up to the creation of the state of Israel.
  • 1953
    Edward Mutesa II, the kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda.
  • 1954
    In Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, the Hodges Meteorite crashes through a roof and hits a woman taking an afternoon nap in the only documented case of a human being hit by a rock from space.
  • 1966
    Barbados becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 1967
    The Pakistan Peoples Party is founded by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who becomes its first Chairman later as the Head of state and Head of government after the 1971 Civil War.
  • 1967
    The People’s Republic of South Yemen becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 1971
    Iran seizes the Greater and Lesser Tunbs from the United Arab Emirates.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler tells the press that there will be no more public announcements concerning American troop withdrawals from Vietnam due to the fact that troop levels are now down to 27,000.
  • 1981
    Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (the meetings ended inconclusively on December 17).
  • 1982
    Michael Jackson’s Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, is released.
  • 1989
    Deutsche Bank board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a Red Army Faction terrorist bomb.
  • 1993
    U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (the Brady Bill) into law.
  • 1994
    MS Achille Lauro fire off Somalia coast.
  • 1995
    Official end of Operation Desert Storm.
  • 1998
    Exxon and Mobil sign a $73.7 billion USD agreement to merge, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world’s largest company.
  • 1999
    British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defense contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.
  • 1999
    In Seattle, Washington, United States, protests against the WTO meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.
  • 2001
    In Renton, Washington, United States, Gary Ridgway aka The Green River Killer is arrested.
  • 2004
    Lion Air Flight 538 crash lands in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, killing 26.
  • 2004
    Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with US$ 2,520,700, television’s biggest game show winnings.
  • 2005
    John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.

Who Were Born On November 30?

  • 539
    Gregory of Tours, French bishop and historian (d. 594)
  • 1340
    John, Duke of Berry, son of John II of France (d. 1416)
  • 1364
    John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (d. 1390)
  • 1466
    Andrea Doria, Italian naval leader (d. 1560)
  • 1498
    Andrés de Urdaneta, Spanish Augustinian friar, sail-captain and explorer (d. 1568)
  • 1508
    Andrea Palladio, Italian architect (d. 1580)
  • 1554
    Philip Sidney, English courtier, soldier, and writer (d. 1586)
  • 1594
    John Cosin, English clergyman (d. 1672)
  • 1625
    Jean Domat, French jurist (d. 1696)
  • 1637
    Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French historian (d. 1698)
  • 1667
    Jonathan Swift, Irish writer and satirist (d. 1745)
  • 1670
    John Toland, Irish philosopher (d. 1722)
  • 1683
    Ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (d. 1744)
  • 1719
    Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales (d. 1772)
  • 1722
    Theodore Gardelle, Swiss painter and enameler (d. 1761)
  • 1723
    William Livingston, revolutionary Governor of New Jersey (d. 1790)
  • 1756
    Ernst Chladni, German physicist (d. 1827)
  • 1768
    Jędrzej Śniadecki, Polish writer, physician, chemist and biologist (d. 1838)
  • 1781
    Alexander Berry, British adventurer (d. 1873)
  • 1791
    Count Franz Philipp von Lamberg, Austrian soldier and statesman (d. 1848)
  • 1796
    Carl Loewe, German composer (d. 1869)
  • 1810
    Oliver Winchester, American gunsmith (d. 1880)
  • 1813
    Charles-Valentin Alkan, French composer (d. 1888)
  • 1813
    Louise-Victorine Ackermann, French poet (d. 1890)
  • 1817
    Theodor Mommsen, German historian, Nobel laureate (d. 1903)
  • 1821
    Frederick Temple, 95th Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1902)
  • 1825
    William-Adolphe Bouguereau, French academic painter (d. 1905)
  • 1835
    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), American writer (d. 1910)
  • 1836
    Lord Frederick Cavendish, British politician (d. 1882)
  • 1840
    Henry Birks, Canadian businessman (d. 1928)
  • 1847
    Afonso Augusto Moreira Pena, 6th President of Brazil (d. 1909)
  • 1857
    Bobby Abel, English cricketer (d. 1936)
  • 1858
    Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (d. 1937)
  • 1863
    Andrés Bonifacio, head of the Philippine Revolutionary Movement Katipunan (KKK) (d. 1897)
  • 1869
    Nils Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1937)
  • 1870
    Princess Henriette, Duchess of Vendôme and Alençon (d. 1948)
  • 1872
    Dr. John McCrae, Canadian physician and soldier (d. 1918)
  • 1874
    Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (d. 1942)
  • 1874
    Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
  • 1887
    Andrej Gosar, Slovenian politician and thinker (d. 1970)
  • 1889
    Edgar Douglas Adrian, British physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1977)
  • 1889
    Reuvein Margolies, Austrian-Hungarian-born Israeli author and Talmudic scholar (d. 1971)
  • 1898
    Firpo Marberry, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • 1904
    Clyfford Still, American painter (d. 1980)
  • 1906
    Andrés Henestrosa, Mexican writer (d. 2008)
  • 1906
    John Dickson Carr, American author of detective fiction (d. 1977)
  • 1907
    Jacques Barzun, French-born historian and author
  • 1909
    Robert Nighthawk, American musician (d. 1967)
  • 1910
    Leonidas Andrianopoulos, Greek footballer (d. 2011)
  • 1911
    Jorge Negrete, Mexican singer and actor (d. 1953)
  • 1912
    Gordon Parks, American photographer and film director (d. 2006)
  • 1915
    Brownie McGhee, American blues musician (d. 1996)
  • 1915
    Henry Taube, Canadian-born chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2005)
  • 1918
    Efrem Zimbalist Jr., American actor
  • 1920
    Virginia Mayo, American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1922
    Graham Crowden, Scottish actor (d. 2010)
  • 1924
    Allan Sherman, American comedian (d. 1973)
  • 1924
    Elliott Blackstone, American gay and lesbian rights activist (d. 2006)
  • 1924
    Shirley Chisholm, American politician, United States Representatives from New York (d. 2005)
  • 1926
    Richard Crenna, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1927
    Robert Guillaume, American actor
  • 1928
    Joe B. Hall, American basketball coach
  • 1929
    Dick Clark, American television host
  • 1929
    Joan Ganz Cooney, American children’s television pioneer
  • 1930
    G. Gordon Liddy, American Watergate operative and talk radio host
  • 1931
    Bill Walsh, American football coach (d. 2007)
  • 1931
    Jack Ging, American actor
  • 1932
    Bob Moore, American bassist and orchestra leader
  • 1932
    Cho Namchul, South Korean professional Go player (d. 2006)
  • 1933
    Norman Deeley, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1936
    Abbie Hoffman, American activist (d. 1989)
  • 1936
    Dmitri Victorovich Anosov, Russian mathematician
  • 1937
    Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese writer
  • 1937
    Frank Ifield, Australian/British singer
  • 1937
    Ridley Scott, British film director
  • 1937
    Tom Simpson, British cyclist (d. 1967)
  • 1938
    Jean Eustache, French filmmaker
  • 1943
    Terrence Malick, American director and screenwriter
  • 1944
    Dian Parkinson, American model, ‘Price is Right’hostess
  • 1944
    George Graham, Scottish former footballer
  • 1945
    Radu Lupu, Romanian concert pianist
  • 1945
    Roger Glover, British bassist (Deep Purple)
  • 1947
    David Mamet, American playwright
  • 1947
    Jude Ciccolella, American actor
  • 1947
    Sergio Badilla Castillo, Chilean poet
  • 1947
    Stuart Baird, English film editor, producer and director
  • 1949
    Jimmy London, Jamaican reggae singer
  • 1949
    Vlassis Bonatsos, Greek entertainer (d. 2004)
  • 1950
    Chris Claremont, British comic book writer
  • 1951
    Christian Bernard, mystic
  • 1951
    June Chadwick, British actress
  • 1952
    Keith Giffen, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1952
    Mandy Patinkin, American actor and singer
  • 1953
    June Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters) (d. 2006)
  • 1953
    Shuggie Otis, American musician, composer and producer
  • 1954
    Lawrence Summers, American economist and government official
  • 1954
    Simonetta Stefanelli, Italian actress (The Godfather)
  • 1955
    Andy Gray, Scottish footballer
  • 1955
    Billy Idol (born William Michael Albert Broad), British musician
  • 1955
    Gordon Liu, Chinese actor
  • 1955
    Kevin Conroy, American actor (Batman in the DC animated universe)
  • 1955
    Michael Beschloss, American historian
  • 1955
    Muricy Ramalho, Brazilian manager and former football player
  • 1955
    Richard Burr, American politician
  • 1957
    Andrew Calhoun, American musician
  • 1957
    Colin Mochrie, Scottish-born Canadian comedian
  • 1957
    Joël Champetier, French Canadian author
  • 1957
    John Ashton, English guitarist (The Psychedelic Furs)
  • 1957
    Margaret Spellings, American politician and 8th United States Secretary of Education
  • 1957
    Richard Barbieri, British keyboardist (Porcupine Tree)
  • 1958
    Iz the Wiz, NYC graffiti artist (d. 2009)
  • 1958
    Juliette Bergmann, Dutch bodybuilder
  • 1958
    Stacey Q, American singer
  • 1959
    Cherie Currie, American musician
  • 1959
    Lorraine Kelly, British presenter and journalist
  • 1960
    Bill Halter, American politician
  • 1960
    Bob Tewksbury, American baseball player
  • 1960
    Gary Lineker, English footballer
  • 1960
    Rich Fields, American television personality
  • 1962
    Bo Jackson, American football and baseball player
  • 1962
    Daniel Keys Moran, American writer
  • 1964
    Jushin Liger, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1964
    Michael Cudlitz, American actor
  • 1965
    Aldair, Brazilian footballer
  • 1965
    Ben Stiller, American actor
  • 1965
    David Laws, British politician
  • 1965
    Lee Klein, American writer
  • 1965
    Prince Akishino of Japan
  • 1966
    David Berkoff, American swimmer
  • 1966
    David Nicholls, English novelist and screenwriter
  • 1966
    John Bishop, British comedian
  • 1966
    Mika Salo, Finnish racing driver
  • 1966
    Wil Mara, American author
  • 1967
    Rajiv Dixit, Indian Scientist & Social Activist (d. 2010)
  • 1968
    Des'ree, English singer
  • 1968
    Laurent Jalabert, French cyclist
  • 1969
    Amy Ryan, American actress
  • 1969
    Marc Goossens, Belgian racing driver
  • 1969
    Mike Stone, American musician (Queensryche)
  • 1970
    Perrey Reeves, American actress
  • 1970
    Robert Griffith, American football player
  • 1971
    Iván Rodríguez, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1971
    Ray Durham, American baseball player
  • 1971
    Tonči Boban, Croatian footballer
  • 1972
    Abel Xavier, Portuguese footballer
  • 1972
    Christopher Fitzgerald, American stage actor
  • 1973
    Jason Reso (aka “Christian Cage”), Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1973
    John Moyer, American bassist (Disturbed)
  • 1973
    Lim Chang-jung, South Korean actor
  • 1975
    Ben Thatcher, Welsh footballer
  • 1975
    Mindy McCready, American musician
  • 1976
    Cypher Zero, American circus innovator (New York Circus Arts)
  • 1976
    Josh Lewsey, English rugby union footballer
  • 1976
    Marco Castro, American film director
  • 1977
    Iván Guerrero, Honduran footballer
  • 1977
    Kazumi Saito, Japanese baseball player
  • 1977
    Olivier Schoenfelder, French ice dancer
  • 1977
    Steve Aoki, American DJ
  • 1978
    Clay Aiken, American singer
  • 1978
    Emil Steiner, American writer
  • 1978
    Gael García Bernal, Mexican actor
  • 1979
    Andrés Nocioni, Argentine basketball player
  • 1979
    Chris Atkinson, Australian rally driver
  • 1980
    Jamie Ashdown, English footballer
  • 1980
    Shane Victorino, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Billy Lush, American actor
  • 1981
    Rich Harden, Canadian baseball player
  • 1982
    Clémence Poésy, French actress
  • 1982
    Elisha Cuthbert, Canadian actress
  • 1982
    Jason Pominville, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1982
    Medina, Danish singer
  • 1982
    Tony Giarratano, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Adrian Cristea, Romanian footballer
  • 1983
    Andy Akinwolere, English television presenter
  • 1983
    Vladislav Polyakov, Kazakh swimmer
  • 1984
    Alan Hutton, Scottish footballer
  • 1984
    Francisco Sandaza, Spanish footballer
  • 1984
    Nigel de Jong, Dutch footballer
  • 1985
    Kaley Cuoco, American actress and model
  • 1986
    Jordan Farmar, American basketball player
  • 1987
    Christel Khalil, American actress
  • 1987
    Dougie Poynter, British singer and bassist (McFly)
  • 1987
    Vasilisa Bardina, Russian tennis player
  • 1989
    Vladimír Weiss, Slovakian footballer
  • 1990
    Antoine N'Gossan, Ivorian footballer
  • 1990
    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess player
  • 1993
    Yuri Chinen, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1994
    William Melling, English actor

Who Died On November 30?

  • 1016
    Edmund II of England
  • 1580
    Richard Farrant, English composer
  • 1626
    Thomas Weelkes, English composer
  • 1654
    John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (b. 1584)
  • 1675
    Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial governor (b. 1605)
  • 1703
    Nicolas de Grigny, French organist and composer (b. 1672)
  • 1705
    Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II of England (b. 1638)
  • 1718
    King Charles XII of Sweden (b. 1682)
  • 1761
    John Dollond, British optician (b. 1706)
  • 1765
    George Glas, British merchant and adventurer (b. 1725)
  • 1886
    Dimitrios Valvis, Greek judge and politician (b. 1814)
  • 1900
    Oscar Wilde, Irish writer (b. 1854)
  • 1901
    Edward John Eyre, British explorer (b. 1815)
  • 1908
    Nishinoumi Kajirō I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 16th Yokozuna (b. 1855)
  • 1916
    Dorrit Weixler, German actress (b. 1892)
  • 1920
    Vladimir May-Mayevsky, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1867)
  • 1923
    John Maclean MA, Scottish Socialist (b. 1879)
  • 1933
    Sir Arthur Currie, Canadian general (b. 1875)
  • 1934
    Hélène Boucher, French aviatrix (b. 1908)
  • 1935
    Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet (b. 1888)
  • 1943
    Etty Hillesum, Dutch diarist (b. 1914)
  • 1953
    Francis Picabia, French painter and poet (b. 1879)
  • 1954
    Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (b. 1886)
  • 1955
    Josip Štolcer-Slavenski, Croatian composer (b. 1896)
  • 1956
    Viggo Wiehe, Danish actor (b. 1874)
  • 1957
    Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (b. 1890)
  • 1958
    Hubert Wilkins, Australian polar explorer (b. 1888)
  • 1966
    Salah Suheimat, Jordanian parliamentarian (b. 1914)
  • 1967
    Patrick Kavanagh, Irish poet (b. 1904)
  • 1977
    Terence Rattigan, British writer and playwright (b. 1911)
  • 1979
    Zeppo Marx, American actor and comedian (b. 1901)
  • 1987
    Simon Carmiggelt, Dutch journalist and writer (b. 1913)
  • 1988
    Pannonica de Koenigswarter, jazz patroness and writer
  • 1989
    Alfred Herrhausen, German banker (Deutsche Bank) (b. 1930)
  • 1993
    David Houston, American country music singer (b. 1938)
  • 1994
    Guy Debord, French writer and filmmaker (b. 1931)
  • 1994
    Lionel Stander, American actor (b. 1908)
  • 1995
    Randy Walker, American musician (b. 1968)
  • 1996
    Tiny Tim, American entertainer (b. 1932)
  • 1997
    Kathy Acker, American author (b. 1947)
  • 1999
    Charlie Byrd, American jazz guitarist (b. 1925)
  • 2000
    Scott Smith, Canadian musician (Loverboy) (b. 1955)
  • 2002
    Tim Woods, American professional wrestler (b. 1934)
  • 2003
    Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (b. 1906)
  • 2004
    Pierre Berton, Canadian author (b. 1920)
  • 2004
    Seung Sahn, Korean spiritual figure (b. 1927)
  • 2005
    Jean Parker, American actress (b. 1915)
  • 2006
    Elhadi Adam, Sudanese poet and lyricist (b. 1927)
  • 2006
    Rafael Buenaventura, Filipino banker and politician (b. 1938)
  • 2007
    Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist (b. 1948)
  • 2007
    Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil (b. 1938)
  • 2008
    Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese musician (Loudness) (b. 1958)
  • 2010
    Faye Wright, American spiritual figure (b. 1914)
  • 2010
    Garry Gross, American photographer (b. 1937)
  • 2010
    Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (b. 1944)
  • 2010
    Rajiv Dixit, Indian scientist and Swadeshi movement figure (b. 1967)
  • 2011
    Leka, Crown Prince of Albania, referred to as King Leka I by Albanian monarchists (b. 1939)

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