About November 30

November 30, 2021 is the 334th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 31 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Sagittarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 63 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 30

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1872
    The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.
  • 1916
    Costa Rica becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 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.
  • 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 People’s Republic of South Yemen becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.

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