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1648English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I

1753Benjamin Franklin receives Godfrey Copley-Penny

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

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

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

1952Jackie Robinson charges NY Yankees with racism

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

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

1981NY Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award

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

1993President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill

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.

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

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.

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

On This Day In History
Date Event
Nov 30, 306
St Marcellus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
Nov 30, 722
Pope Gregory II names Boniface as missionary bishop 
Nov 30, 1016
Cnut the Great (or Canute), King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund 'Ironside'. 
Nov 30, 1215
Pope Innocent III closes 4th council of Lateranen 
Nov 30, 1406
Angelo Correr elected Pope Gregory XII 
Nov 30, 1523
Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics 
Nov 30, 1554
England reconciles with Pope Julius III 
Nov 30, 1630
16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague 
Nov 30, 1648
English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I 
Nov 30, 1678
Roman Catholics banned from English parliament 
Nov 30, 1700
King Charles XII of Sweden defeats Russia at Narva [NS] 
Nov 30, 1700
Turkey declares war on Russia 
Nov 30, 1700
Utrecht/Overijssel/Buren/Leerdam/IJsselstein go on Gregoria calendar 
Nov 30, 1731
Beijing hit by Earthquake; about 100,000 die 
Nov 30, 1735
States of Holland forbid Free Masonry 
Nov 30, 1747
Dutch State of Zealand declare governorship hereditary for women 
Nov 30, 1753
Benjamin Franklin receives Godfrey Copley-Penny 
Nov 30, 1776
Captain Cook begins 3rd & last trip to Pacific (South Sea) 
Nov 30, 1782
Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence 
Nov 30, 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. 
Nov 30, 1787
Spanish governor leaves Philippines 
Nov 30, 1803
Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France 
Nov 30, 1804
Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins 
Nov 30, 1813
Prince Willem Frederik returns to Netherlands 
Nov 30, 1824
First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal. 
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