November 30 Events in History - November 30 Birthdays - November 30 Deaths
2014 Swiss voters decide against a proposal to limit annual immigration to 0.2% of the population, or to approximately 16,000 people; the current immigration rate is about 80,000 people per year
2014 Protests have erupted in Cairo's Tahrir Square and in other Egyptian cities after former President Hosni Mubarak was cleared of charges stemming from deaths during the 2011 demonstrations against him that led to his resignation
2013 The LAM Mozambique Airlines Flight 470 that went off the radar Friday is discovered in Namibia's Bwabwata National Park; all 33 passengers died in the crash
2013 The 150th anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, a national hero and revolutionary leader in the Philippines, is commemorated
2012 NASA's Curiosity rover continues to make small discoveries as the organization works to discredit rumors of evidence of life on Mars
2012 Physics professor Enzo Di Fabrizio, of Magna Graecia University in Catanzaro, Italy, successfully takes the first direct photograph of DNA
2011 Washington State University researchers develop an artificial bone 'scaffold' which uses 3D printers to print replacement bone tissue for injured patients
2011 Ali Larijani, Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, attacks Britain, claiming the students represent Iran's public opinion
2010 At an auction in Dublin, a handwritten poem written by Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney sells for 4,800 euro
2010 After facing heavy flooding and mudslides, the President of Venezuela declares a state of emergency in the state of Falcon
2005 First human face transplant is performed in France
1997 "Eugene Onegin," closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City
1997 86th Davis Cup: Sweden sweeps U.S. in Gothenburg (5-0)
1994 Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, Live at 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
1993 NFL announces 30th franchise - Jacksonville Jaguars
1993 President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill
1992 David Boon's 14th Test Cricket century, 111 vs. WI at Brisbane
1992 Intercity-train derailed at Village chief, 5 die
1991 1st world championship of women's soccer, U.S. defeats Norway 2-1
1991 93 cars and 11 truck accident near San Francisco 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 and scoring titles
1990 Actor Burt Lancaster suffers a stroke
1990 Bush proposes U.S. - Iraq meeting to avoid war
1988 Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
1988 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
1988 New York City furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase
1988 Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs
1988 U.N. General Assembly (151-2) censures U.S. for refusing PLO's Arafat visa
1987 Afghanistan Constitution adopted
1986 "Flamenco Puro" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 40 performances
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
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 Raul Alfonsin wins Argentine presidential election
1983 Sam Shepards "Fool for love," premieres in New York City
1983 Denver Nugget coach Doug Moe, hoplessly behind, advise team to let Blazers break their scoring record
1982 STS-6 vehicle moves to launch pad
1982 U.S. submarine Thomas Edison collides with U.S. Navy destroyer in So China Sea
1982 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1981 New York Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award
1981 South Africa anti apartheid advocate Bulelani Ngcuka arrested
1981 Yankees Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year
1980 "Banjo Dancing" closes at Century Theater New York City after 38 performances
1980 "Perfectly Frank" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 16 performances
1980 "West Side Story" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 341 performances
1980 Uruguay's new constitution rejected by referendum
1979 Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iranian Hostages (ABC)
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1978 France performs nuclear test
1976 42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh (RB)
1975 Dahomey becomes Benin
1974 "Good Evening" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 438 performances
1974 "Mack and Mabel" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 66 performances
1974 20th time Islanders shut-out (3-0 vs Canucks)
1974 Miss Teenage America Pageant
1974 Most complete early man skeleton found (Johanson and Gray in Ethiopia)
1973 M T Ghani scores 104 on FC debut for Commerce Bank (Pak) age 44
1972 BBC bans Wings "Hi, Hi, Hi"
1972 Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome Italy)
1971 TV movie "Brian's Song," airs for 1st time on ABC-TV
1970 George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass"
1969 57th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 29-11
1969 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1968 56th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Calgary Stampeder, 24-21
1967 Democratic People's republic of Yemen gains independence
1967 Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower announce their engagement
1967 Kuria Muria Islands ceded by Britain to Oman
1967 People's Democratic Republic of Yemen declares independence from U.K.
1967 People's Rep of South Yemen (Aden) gains independence from Britain
1967 Senator Eugene McCarthy begins run for U.S. presidency
1966 Barbados gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1966 Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland
1964 U.S.S.R. launches Zond 2 towards Mars; no data returned
1963 51st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats BC Lions, 21-10
1963 Martin Walser's "oberlebensgross Herr Krott," premieres in Stuttgart
1962 U Thant of Burma elected 3rd Secretary-General of United Nations unanimously
1961 Billy Williams of the Cubs is voted NL Rookie of Year
1961 U.S.S.R. vetoes Kuwaits application for United Nations membership
1960 French Senate condemns building own nuclear weapons
1960 Tad Mosels "All the Way Home," premieres in New York City
1959 Joe Foss named 1st commissioner of AFL
1958 1st guided missile destroyer launched, Dewey, Bath, Me
1958 WKBW TV channel 7 in Buffalo, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 "Happy Hunting" closes at Majestic Theater New York City 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
1956 1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards and the News)
1956 Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1955 "Pipe Dream" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 245 performances
1955 Argentine government disbands Peronistic party
1954 1st meteorite known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga Ala)
1954 20th Heisman Trophy Award: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin (FB)
1954 John Strodom succeeds Malan as premier of South Africa
1953 French parachutist under Col De Castries attacks Dien Bien Phu
1952 Jackie Robinson charges New York Yankees with racism
1950 U.S. President Truman threatens China with atom bomb
1949 Chinese Communists captured Chungking
1949 KOTV TV channel 6 in Tulsa, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting
1948 Player-manager Lou Boudreau is selected AL MVP
1948 Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin
1947 Arab terrorist campaign opens in Palestine
1947 Day after United Nations decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked
1946 Bradman scores 187 in 1st Test Cricket vs. England at the Gabba
1945 33rd CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 35-0
1944 Biggest and last British Battleship HMS Vanguard runs aground
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 New York Giants minor league system
1942 German scout ship Altmark explode and sinks off Yokohama
1941 101 year old Nyack-Tarrytown (NY) ferry makes it's last run
1941 13 U boats sunk this month (62,000 ton)
1941 Japanese Emperor Hirohito consults with admirals Shimada and Nagano
1940 32 U boats sunk this month (147,000 ton)
1940 Lucille Ball weds Desi Arnaz
1939 21 U boats sunk this month (52,000 ton)
1939 Paul Osborn's "Mornings at 7," premieres in New York City
1939 U.S.S.R. invades Finland, bombs Helsinki
1938 Fascist coup in Romania, fails
1938 Germany bans Jews being lawyers
1937 3rd Heisman Trophy Award: Clint Frank, Yale (HB)
1936 London's Crystal Palace (built 1851), destroyed by fire
1933 CCC Camps are established in Cleveland Park District
1931 Crystal Palace in Hyde Park London destroyed by fire
1931 His Master's Voice and Columbia Records merge into EMI
1929 17th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 14-3
1928 Test Cricket debut of Don Bradman, who scored 18 and 1 vs England
1924 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)
1924 Last French/Belgian troops leave Ruhrgebied
1923 Dutch Catholic minority government of Wilhelm Marx forms
1922 1st speed test of 1st genuine Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho
1922 Hitler speaks to 50,000 national-socialists in Munich
1915 St. John Ervine's "John Ferguson," premieres in Dublin
1912 4th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Alerts defeats Toronto Argonauts, 11-4
1907 Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle
1900 A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles
1891 Pope Leo XIII's encyclical "Rerum novarum" published
1887 1st indoor softball game (Chicago)
1886 1st commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo
1885 Opera "El Cid" premieres (Paris)
1872 1st International soccer game, Scotland-England 0-0 (Glasgow)
1866 Work begins on 1st U.S. underwater highway tunnel, Chicago
1864 Battle of Franklin, Tennessee: Confederate attack fails, 7,700 casualities
1864 Battle of Honey Hill South Carolina (Broad River) 96 dead/665 wounded
1863 Confederate troops vacate Fort Esperanza, Texas
1861 Harper's Weekly publishes EE Beers' "All quiet along the Potomac"
1838 Mexico declares war on France
1813 Prince Willem Frederik returns to Netherlands
1804 Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins
1803 Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France
1787 Spanish governor leaves Philippines
1782 Britain signs agreement recognizing U.S. independence
1776 Captain Cook begins 3rd and last trip to Pacific (South Sea)
1753 Benjamin Franklin receives Godfrey Copley-Penny
1747 Dutch State of Zealand declare governorship hereditary for women
1735 States of Holland forbid Free Masonry
1731 Beijing hit by Earthquake; about 100,000 die
1700 King Charles XII of Sweden defeats Russia at Narva
1700 Turkey declares war on Russia
1700 Utrecht/Overijssel/Buren/Leerdam/IJsselstein go on Gregoria calendar
1678 Roman Catholics banned from English parliament
1648 English army captures King Charles I
1630 16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague
1554 England reconciles with Pope Julius III
1523 Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics
1406 Angelo Correr elected Pope Gregory XII
1215 Pope Innocent III closes 4th council of Lateranen
722 Pope Gregory II names Boniface as missionary bishop
306 St. Marcellus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope