About November 30

November 30, 2024 is the 335th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 31 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 60 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1989
    Deutsche Bank board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a Red Army Faction terrorist bomb.
  • 1993
    U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (the Brady Bill) into law.
  • 1994
    MS Achille Lauro fire off Somalia coast.
  • 1995
    Official end of Operation Desert Storm.
  • 2001
    In Renton, Washington, United States, Gary Ridgway aka The Green River Killer is arrested.

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