About November 30

November 30, 2022 is the 334th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 31 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

What Happened On November 30

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1804
    The Democratic-Republican-controlled United States Senate begins an impeachment trial against Federalist-partisan Supreme Court of the United States Justice Samuel Chase.
  • 1824
    First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1872
    The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.
  • 1886
    The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire.
  • 1947
    1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine begins on this day, leading up to the creation of the state of Israel.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1989
    Deutsche Bank board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a Red Army Faction terrorist bomb.
  • 1998
    Exxon and Mobil sign a $73.7 billion USD agreement to merge, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world’s largest company.
  • 2004
    Lion Air Flight 538 crash lands in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, killing 26.

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