30th November, on this day

1016 King Edmund II (Edmund Ironside) dies, many accounts list natural causes, while others suggest that he was assassinated. His territories were ceded to Canute who then became king of England
1612 English East India Company fleet defeats Portuguese off the coast of Surat, India
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 Britain signs preliminary agreement, Treaty of Paris (1783), recognizing US independence
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. November 30 is therefore commemorated by 300 cities around the world as Cities for Life Day
1803 In New Orleans, Louisiana, Spanish representatives officially transfer Louisiana Territory to a French representative. Just 20 days later, France transfers the same land to the United States as the Louisiana Purchase
1804 Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins
1808 Battle of Somosierra : heavily outnumbered Spanish force failed to prevent Napoleon from capturing Madrid in the Peninsular War
1824 First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal
1825 Battle of Prome : Sir Archibald Campbell defeats Burmese, led by Maha Nenyo, who is killed
1829 First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking.
1840 The remains of Napoleon Bonaparte are returned from the island of St Helena, where he died in exile, to Pari
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 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 (Hood lost six generals and almost a third of his troops).
1866 Work begins on 1st US underwater highway tunnel, Chicago
1868 The inauguration of a statue of King Charles XII of Sweden takes place in the King's garden in Stockholm.
1872 In Glasgow, the first international football match is played between England and Scotland and ends in a 0-0 draw
1885 The opera "Le Cid" is produced (Paris)
1886 1st commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo
1886 The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.
1902 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.
1913 English-born actor Charlie Chaplin makes his film debut in Mack Sennett's 'Making A Living'
1914 Battle of Lowicz : Russians take city
1924 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio
1934 The steam locomotive Flying Scotsman becomes the first to officially exceed 100mph.
1936 The Crystal Palace at Sydenham in London, originally built in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition of 1851, is destroyed by fire
1939 USSR invades Finland over a border dispute
1940 Lucille Ball marries Desi Arnaz in Greenwich, Connecticut.
1941 101 year old Nyack-Tarrytown (NY) ferry makes its last run
1942 Guadalcanal Campaign : Battle of Tassafaronga — A smaller squadron of Japanese destroyers led by Raizo Tanaka defeats a US cruiser force under Carleton H. Wright.
1943 Tehran Conference : U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin agree to the planned June 1944 invasion of Europe code-named Operation Overlord
1947 Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked
1948 Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin
1949 Chinese Communists captured Chungking
1953 Edward Mutesa II, the kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda.
1954 Hodges meteorite : 1st meteorite ( 8 lb ) known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga AL)
1954 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is presented with a controversial portrait by English artist Graham Sutherland which was destroyed on the instruction of Lady Churchill
1955 First floodlit football match at Wembley between England and Spain
1956 American boxer Floyd Patterson becomes the youngest ever world heavyweight champion
1958 1st guided missile destroyer launched, Dewey, Bath, Me
1961 USSR vetoes Kuwait's application for UN membership
1962 Burmese statesman U Thant is elected Secretary General of the United Nations
1964 USSR launches Zond 2 towards Mars; no data returned
1966 Barbados gains independence from Britain
1967 Kuria Muria islands ceded by Britain to Oman
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 People's Republic of South Yemen (Aden) gains independence from Britain
1970 George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass"
1971 Iran seizes the Greater and Lesser Tunbs from the United Arab Emirates.
1972 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.
1972 BBC bans Wings "Hi, Hi, Hi"
1972 Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome, Italy)
1981 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).
1981 Porn star John Holmes arrested on fugitive charges
1982 US sub Thomas Edison collides with US Navy destroyer in So China Sea
1983 Radio Shack announces the Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip)
1988 Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
1988 NYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase
1988 Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 years
1988 UN General Assembly (151-2) censures US for refusing PLO's Arafat visa
1988 Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is refused a visa to enter the United States of America where he was planning to address the UN General Assembly
1989 Deutsche Bank board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a Red Army Faction terrorist bomb.
1989 Richard Mallory of Palm Harbor, Florida becomes serial killer Aileen Wuornos's first victim.
1990 Bush proposes US-Iraq meeting to avoid war
1991 93 cars and 11 truck accident near San Francisco during a dust storm, 17 die
1993 U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (the Brady Bill) into law.
1995 Official end of Operation Desert Storm
1998 Deutsche Bank announces a $10 billion deal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution 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.
1999 British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe's largest defence contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.
2004 Lion Air Flight 538 crashlands in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, killing 26.
2004 Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge resigns.
2005 John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York
2007 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office hostage crisis : Leeland Eisenberg entered the campaign office of Hillary Clinton in Rochester, New Hampshire with a device suspected of being a bomb and held three people hostage for 5 hours.

November 30th 2005

Bush outlines Iraq 'victory plan'

UN tribunal jails Kosovo Albanian

Woman has first face transplant

November 30th 2006

'Hundreds killed' in Sudan battle

Russian ex-PM has mystery illness

Car bomb blast rocks Somali town

November 30th 2007

No survivors in Turkish jet crash

Sudan demo over jailed UK teacher

Chad rebels declare war on French

November 30th 2008

Economy warning from China leader

Tension grows over Thai blockade

Swiss approve prescription heroin

November 30th 2009

Obama orders Afghan troop surge

Somali pirates seize supertanker

Hadron Collider sets energy record

November 30th 2010

Google to be investigated by EU

Pakistan suicide blast kills 6

Students cause chaos around Italy

November 30th 2011

Birthdates which occurred on November 30th:

538 St Gregory of Tours chronicler/bishop
1466 Andrea Doria Genoese statesman/admiral
1554 Philip Sidney England, poet/statesman/soldier (Arcadia)
1667 Jonathan Swift Engl, satirist (Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal)
1793 Johann Lukas Schonlein helped establish scientific medicine
1810 Oliver Fisher Winchester rifle maker (Winchester)
1817 Theodor Mommsen Germany, historian/writer (Nobel 1902)
1835 Samuel Clemens [Mark Twain], author (Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn)
1863 Andres Bonifacio leader of 1896 Philippine revolt against Spain
1874 Sir Winston Churchill (C) British PM (1940-45, 1951-55, Nobel 1953)
1894 Ture Rangstrom Stockholm Sweden, composer/critic (Kronbruden)
1898 Roy (Link) Lyman NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
19-- Nada Rowand Sparta IL, actress (Kate-Loving)
19-- Sherilyn Wolter Clarksburg WV, actress (Cindy-BJ & the Bear, General Hospital)
1907 Jacques Barzun France, author (The House of Interlect)
1910 Paul Cerutti Monaco, trap shooter, disqualified for drugs in 76 Olympics
1912 Gordon Parks film director/writer (Learning Tree)
1913 John K.M. McCaffery Moscow Idaho, TV host (One Minute Please)
1915 Angier Biddle Duke NYC, US Ambassador (Spain)
1915 Henry Taube chemist (Nobel 1983)
1920 Virginia Mayo St Louis MO, actress (Out of the Blue, White Heat)
1923 Efrem Zimbalist Jr actor (77 Sunset Strip, FBI, Scruples)
1924 Allan Sherman parody singer/songwriter (Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah)
1924 Shirley Chisholm (D-Rep-NY), 1st black congresswoman/presidential candidate
1926 Richard Crenna Los Angeles CA, actor (Rambo, Summer Rental, Sand Pebbles)
1927 Robert Guillaume St Louis MO, actor (Benson, Soap)
1928 Chic Hecht (Sen-R-NV)
1928 Rex Reason Berlin Germany, actor (This Island Earth)
1929 Joan Ganz Cooney Phoenix AZ, TV exec (Children's TV Workshop)
1930 G Gordon Liddy Watergate felon, radio talk-show host
1931 Gunther Herbig Usti-nad-Labem Czech, conductor (East Berlin Orchestra)
1931 Jack Ging Alva Ok, actor (11th Hour, Ripcord, Tales of Wells Fargo)
1031 Davey Jones rocker (Monkees-Daydream Believer, Last Train To Clarksville, I'm A Believer)
1931 Jack Sheldon Jacksonville FL, actor (Run Buddy Run, Merv Griffin)
1933 Linwood C Ivey NC, (Mayor-Garysburg NC)
1936 Abbie Hoffman aka Free, Yippie/activist/author (Steal this Book)
1937 Paul Stookey Baltimore MD, singer (Peter, Paul & Mary-Wedding Song)
1937 Richard Threlkeld newscaster (ABC-TV)
1939 Walter Weller Vienna Austria, conductor (Vienna Tonkusteler Orchestra)
1945 Radu Lupu Galati Romania, pianist (Enesco 1st prize-1967)
1947 David Mamet US playwright/director (Speed the Plow, House of Games)
1949 Arthur Lee Washington Jr one of FBI's most wanted
1950 Kathryn Witt Miami FL, actress (Pam-Flying High, Lenny)
1950 Margaret Whitton Philadelphia PA, actress (Barbara-Hometown, Major League)
1950 Paul Westphal NBA guard (Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns)
1951 Dian Parkinson TV model (Price is Right)
1952 Mandy Patinkin actor/singer (Yentl, Alien Nation)
1954 June Pointer singer (Pointer Sisters-I'm So excited)
1955 Billy Idol [William Broad], rocker (White Wedding)
1959 Sylvia Hanika Munich West Germany, tennis player (Avon-1982)
1962 Bo Jackson baseball/football player (Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Raiders)
1969 Carrie Jean Yazel Huntington Beach CA, playmate (May, 1991)


Deaths which occurred on November 30th:
30 -BC- Cleopatra Egyptian queen commits suicide
1016 Edmund II Ironsides, King of the Saxons (1016), dies at 27
1631 Rabbi Samuel Eliezer ben Judah ha-levi Edels dies
1694 Marcello Malpighi father of microscopic anatomy, dies
1900 Oscar Wilde Irish author, dies in Paris
1964 Don Redman orchestra leader (Sugar Hill Times), dies at 64
1973 Bruce Yarnell Los Angeles CA, actor (Outlaws), dies at 35
1979 Zeppo Marx dies at 78
1981 Robert H Harris actor (Jake-The Goldbergs), dies at 72
1987 Arthur H Dean lawyer/advisor to FDR, dies at 89
1990 Norman Cousins editor (Saturday Review), dies at 75
1996 Tiny Tim singer with the falsetto warble and ukulele ("Tiptoe Through the Tulips" ), dies at 64

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