About November 30

November 30, 2020 is the 335th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 31 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 74 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 30

  • 1718
    Swedish king Charles XII dies during a siege of the fortress Fredriksten in Norway.
  • 1782
    American Revolutionary War: Treaty of Paris – In Paris, representatives from the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign preliminary peace articles (later formalized as the 1783 Treaty of Paris).
  • 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.
  • 1804
    The Democratic-Republican-controlled United States Senate begins an impeachment trial against Federalist-partisan Supreme Court of the United States Justice Samuel Chase.
  • 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
    American Civil War: 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, with Hood losing six generals and almost a third of his troops.
  • 1868
    The inauguration of a statue of King Charles XII of Sweden takes place in the King’s garden in Stockholm.
  • 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.
  • 1916
    Costa Rica becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1936
    In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire.
  • 1942
    World War II: Guadalcanal Campaign: Battle of Tassafaronga – A smaller squadron of Japanese destroyers led by Raizō Tanaka defeats a US cruiser force under Carleton H. Wright.
  • 1947
    1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine begins on this day, leading up to the creation of the state of Israel.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Michael Jackson’s Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, is released.
  • 1994
    MS Achille Lauro fire off Somalia coast.
  • 2001
    In Renton, Washington, United States, Gary Ridgway aka The Green River Killer is arrested.
  • 2005
    John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.

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