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Notable Historical Events on November 30th

1986Ivan Lendl is 1st tennis player to earn over $10 million, lifetime

1990US President George H. W. Bush offers to send Secretary of State James Baker to Baghdad to meet with Saddam Hussein

1648English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I

1952Jackie Robinson charges NY Yankees with racism

1928Test Cricket debut of Don Bradman, who scored 18 & 1 vs England

2005The Boston Bruins trade captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks

2004Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with $2,520,700 USD, television's all-time biggest game show haul.

1993President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill

1981NY Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award

1956Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1970George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass"

1922Hitler speaks to 50,000 national-socialists in Munich

1946Bradman scores 187 in 1st Test Cricket v England at the Gabba

2007Hillary 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.

1753Benjamin Franklin receives Godfrey Copley-Penny

2015NBA star Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers announces he will retire at the end of the 2015-16 season.

November 30th Historical Events
Date Event
306
St Marcellus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
722
Pope Gregory II names Boniface as missionary bishop 
1016
Cnut the Great (or Canute), King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund 'Ironside'. 
1215
Pope Innocent III closes 4th council of Lateranen 
1406
Angelo Correr elected Pope Gregory XII 
1523
Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics 
1554
England reconciles with Pope Julius III 
1630
16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague 
1648
English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I 
1678
Roman Catholics banned from English parliament 
1700
King Charles XII of Sweden defeats Russia at Narva [NS] 
1700
Turkey declares war on Russia 
1700
Utrecht/Overijssel/Buren/Leerdam/IJsselstein go on Gregoria calendar 
1731
Beijing hit by Earthquake; about 100,000 die 
1735
States of Holland forbid Free Masonry 
1747
Dutch State of Zealand declare governorship hereditary for women 
1753
Benjamin Franklin receives Godfrey Copley-Penny 
1776
Captain Cook begins 3rd & last trip to Pacific (South Sea) 
1782
Britain signs agreement 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. 
1787
Spanish governor leaves Philippines 
1803
Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France 
1804
Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins 
1813
Prince Willem Frederik returns to Netherlands 
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. 
1838
Mexico declares war on France 
1861
Harper's Weekly publishes EE Beers' "All quiet along the Potomac" 
1863
Confederate troops vacate Fort Esperanza, Texas 
1864
Battle of Franklin Tennessee: Confederate attack fails, 7,700 casualities 
1864
Battle of Honey Hill SC (Broad River) 96 dead/665 wounded 
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
First international soccer game, Scotland-England 0-0 (Glasgow) 
1885
Opera "El Cid" premieres (Paris) 
1886
First commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo, NY 
1886
The Folies Bergère stages its first revue. 
1887
1st indoor softball game (Chicago) 
1891
Pope Leo XIII's encyclical "Rerum novarum" published 
1900
A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles 
1900
The First Isthmian Canal Commission, appointed by the President having examined possible routes for a canal, issues its report favoring that through Nicaragua over the Panama route 
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. 
1907
Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle 
1908
8th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2) 
1908
The US Secretary of State and Japan's ambassador to the US exchange notes in what becomes known as the Root-Takahira Agreement: they affirm support for an independent China with an 'open door' policy and for the status quo in the Pacific 
1909
9th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Sydney (5-0) 
1909
The British House of Lords rejects the 'People's Budget' prepared by David Loyd George; the budget tries to shift the tax burden to the wealthy 
1912
4th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Alerts defeats Toronto Argonauts, 11-4 
1912
11th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Australasia in Melbourne (3-2) 
1915
St John Ervine's "John Ferguson" premieres in Dublin 
1916
Costa Rica becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty. 
1922
1st speed test of 1st genuine Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho 
1922
Hitler speaks to 50,000 national-socialists in Munich 
1923
Dutch Catholic minority government of Wilhelm Marx forms 
1924
1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC) 
1924
Last French/Belgian troops leave Ruhrgebied 
1924
French/Belgium troops completely withdrawn from the Rurh 
1928
Test Cricket debut of Don Bradman, who scored 18 & 1 vs England 
1929
17th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 14-3 
1931
His Master's Voice & Columbia Records merge into EMI 
1933
CCC Camps are established in Cleveland Park District 
1936
London's Crystal Palace (built 1851) destroyed by fire 
1937
3rd Heisman Trophy Award: Clint Frank, Yale (HB) 
1938
Fascist coup in Romania, fails 
1938
Germany bans Jews being lawyers 
1939
21 U boats sunk this month (52,000 ton) 
1939
Paul Osborn's "Mornings at 7" premieres in NYC 
1939
USSR invades Finland, bombs Helsinki 
1940
28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 1): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 8-2 
1940
32 U boats sunk this month (147,000 ton) 
1941
101 year old Nyack-Tarrytown (NY) ferry makes its last run 
1941
13 U boats sunk this month (62,000 ton) 
1941
Japanese Emperor Hirohito consults with admirals Shimada & Nagano 
1942
-Dec 1st: Sea battle at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal 
1942
109 U boats sunk this month (729,000 ton) 
1942
30th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Hurricanes defeats Winnipeg Bombers, 8-5 
1942
Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of NY Giants minor league system 
1942
German scout ship Altmark explode & sinks off Yokohama 
1944
Biggest & last British Battleship HMS Vanguard runs aground 
1945
33rd CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 35-0 
1946
Bradman scores 187 in 1st Test Cricket v England at the Gabba 
1947
Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked 
1948
Baseball's Negro National League disbands 
1948
Player-manager Lou Boudreau is selected AL MVP 
1948
Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin 
1949
Chinese Communists captured Chungking 
1949
KOTV TV channel 6 in Tulsa, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1950
US President Harry Truman threatens China with atom bomb 
1952
Jackie Robinson charges NY Yankees with racism 
1953
French parachutist under Col De Castries attacks Dien Bien Phu 
1953
Edward Mutesa II, the kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda. 
1954
1st meteorite known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga Ala) 
1954
20th Heisman Trophy Award: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin (FB) 
1954
John Strydom succeeds Malan as premier of South Africa 
1955
"Pipe Dream" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 245 performances 
1955
Argentine government disbands Peronistic party 
1956
1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News) 
1956
Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title 
1957
"Happy Hunting" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 413 performances 
1957
45th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 32-7 
1957
Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, kills 8 
1958
1st guided missile destroyer launched, Dewey, Bath, Me 
1958
WKBW TV channel 7 in Buffalo, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1959
Joe Foss named 1st commissioner of AFL 
1960
French Senate condemns building own nuclear weapons 
1960
Tad Mosels "All the Way Home" premieres in NYC 
1961
Billy Williams of the Cubs is voted NL Rookie of Year 
1961
USSR vetoes Kuwaits application for UN membership 
1962
U Thant of Burma elected 3rd Secretary-General of UN unanimously 
1963
51st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats BC Lions, 21-10 
1963
Martin Walser's "Überlebensgross Herr Krott" premieres in Stuttgart 
1964
USSR launches Zond 2 towards Mars; no data returned 
1966
Barbados gains independence from Great Britain (National Day) 
1966
Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland 
1967
Julie Nixon & David Eisenhower announce their engagement 
1967
Kuria Muria Islands ceded by Britain to Oman 
1967
People's Democratic Republic of Yemen declares independence from the UK 
1967
Senenator Eugene McCarthy begins run for US presidency 
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. 
1968
56th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Calgary Stampeder, 24-21 
1968
A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Armagh is stopped by Royal Ulster Constabulary because of the presence of a Loyalist counter demonstration led by Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting 
1969
57th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 29-11 
1969
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1970
George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass" 
1971
TV movie "Brian's Song" airs for 1st time on ABC-TV 
1971
The government of the Republic of Ireland states that it will take the allegations of brutality against the security forces in Northern Ireland to the European Court of Human Rights 
1972
BBC bans Wings' "Hi, Hi, Hi" 
1972
Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome Italy) 
1973
M T Ghani scores 104 on FC debut for Commerce Bank (Pak) age 44 
1973
Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Jim Godman 
1974
"Good Evening" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 438 performances 
1974
"Mack & Mabel" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 66 performances 
1974
20th time Islanders shut-out (3-0 vs Canucks) 
1974
Miss Teenage America Pageant 
1974
Most complete early human skeleton (Lucy, Australopithecus) is discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia's Afar Depression. 
1975
Dahomey becomes Benin 
1976
42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh (RB) 
1978
France performs nuclear test 
1979
Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iranian Hostages (ABC) 
1979
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1980
"Banjo Dancing" closes at Century Theater NYC after 38 performances 
1980
"Perfectly Frank" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 16 performances 
1980
"West Side Story" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 341 perfs 
1980
Uruguay's new constitution rejected by referendum 
1981
NY Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award 
1981
Porn star John Holmes arrested on fugitive charges 
1981
South Africa anti-apartheid advocate Bulelani Ngcuka arrested 
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
STS-6 vehicle moves to launch pad 
1982
US sub Thomas Edison collides with US Navy destroyer in So China Sea 
1982
USSR performs nuclear test 
1983
6th Emmy Sports Award presentation 
1983
Police free kidnapped beer magnate Alfred Heineken in Amsterdam 
1983
Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip) 
1983
Raúl Alfonsín wins Argentine presidential election 
1983
Sam Shepards "Fool for love" premieres in NYC 
1983
Denver Nugget coach Doug Moe, hoplessly behind, advise team to let Blazers break their scoring record 
1986
"Flamenco Puro" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 40 perfs 
1986
74th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 39-15 
1986
Ivan Lendl is 1st tennis player to earn over $10 million, lifetime 
1987
Afghanistan Constitution adopted 
1988
Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed 
1988
France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island 
1988
NYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase 
1988
Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs 
1988
UN General Assembly (151-2) censures US for refusing PLO's Arafat visa 
1988
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. buys RJR Nabisco for $25.07 billion USD. 
1989
Deutsche Bank board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a Red Army Faction terrorist bomb. 
1990
Actor Burt Lancaster suffers a stroke 
1990
US President George H. W. Bush offers to send Secretary of State James Baker to Baghdad to meet with Saddam Hussein 
1991
1st world championship of women's soccer, US defeats Norway 2-1 
1991
93 cars & 11 truck accident near SF during a dust storm, 17 die 
1991
Rob Pilatus, 27, of Milli-Vanilli attempts suicide 
1991
San Diego State's Marshall Faulk is 1st freshman to capture national rushing & scoring titles 
1992
David Boon's 14th Test Cricket century, 111 v WI at Brisbane 
1992
Intercity-train derailed at Village chief, 5 die 
1993
NFL announces 30th franchise - Jacksonville Jaguars 
1993
President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill 
1994
Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at the BBC", is released in Britain 
1994
Cruiser Achille Lauro destroyed by fire at Somalia, 4 die 
1994
Man Mohan Adhikary sworn in as 1st communist premier of Nepal 
1995
Official end of Operation Desert Storm. 
1997
"Eugene Onegin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC 
1997
86th Davis Cup: Sweden sweeps US in Gothenburg (5-0) 
1998
Deutsche Bank announces a $10 billion USDdeal 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. 
2003
92nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Melbourne (3-1) 
2004
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge resigns. 
2004
Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with $2,520,700 USD, television's all-time biggest game show haul. 
2004
Lion Air Flight 538 crash lands in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, killing 26. 
2005
John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York. 
2005
The Boston Bruins trade captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks 
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. 
2009
Canada begins its recovery from the recession; economic growth is at 0.4% after 14 months of economic stagnation 
2012
At least 32 people are killed in a Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane crash in the Congo 
2013
Australia defeats New Zealand to win the Rugby League World Cup 
2015
Ghostly ships filled with dead bodies arrive on Japan's shores 
2015
NBA star Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers announces he will retire at the end of the 2015-16 season. 
2016
Canada PM Approves Controversial Pipeline to Pacific Coast 
2016
Cuba returning Castro's ashes to birthplace of the Revolution 
2016
Saudi Arabia asks Opec to cut world oil supply 
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