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

  • 1718
    Swedish king Charles XII dies during a siege of the fortress Fredriksten in Norway.
  • 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.
  • 1829
    First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking.
  • 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.
  • 1868
    The inauguration of a statue of King Charles XII of Sweden takes place in the King’s garden in Stockholm.
  • 1886
    The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.
  • 1908
    A mine explosion in the mining town of Marianna, Pennsylvania kills 154.
  • 1916
    Costa Rica becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1936
    In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire.
  • 1940
    Lucille Ball marries Desi Arnaz in Greenwich, Connecticut.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler tells the press that there will be no more public announcements concerning American troop withdrawals from Vietnam due to the fact that troop levels are now down to 27,000.
  • 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).
  • 1998
    Exxon and Mobil sign a $73.7 billion USD agreement to merge, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world’s largest company.
  • 2001
    In Renton, Washington, United States, Gary Ridgway aka The Green River Killer is arrested.
  • 2004
    Lion Air Flight 538 crash lands in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, killing 26.

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