Historical Events and Current Affairs on November 30

1215 :Pope Innocent III closes 4th council of Lateranen
1406 :Angelo Correr elected Pope Gregory XII
1523 :Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics
1554 :England reconciles with Pope Julius III
1630 :16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague
1648 :English army captures King Charles I
1678 :Roman Catholics banned from English parliament
1700 :King Charles XII of Sweden defeats Russia at Narva [NS]
1700 :Turkey declares war on Russia
1700 :Utrecht/Overijssel/Buren/Leerdam/IJsselstein go on Gregoria calendar
1731 :Beijing hit by Earthquake; about 100,000 die
1735 :States of Holland forbid Free Masonry
1747 :Dutch State of Zealand declare governorship hereditary for women
1753 :Benjamin Franklin receives Godfrey Copley-Penny
1776 :Capt Cook begins 3rd & last trip to Pacific (South Sea)
1782 :Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence
1787 :Spanish governor leaves Philippines
1803 :Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France
1804 :Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins
1813 :Prince Willem Frederik returns to Netherlands
1838 :Mexico declares war on France
1861 :Harper's Weekly publishes EE Beers' "All quiet along the Potomac"
1863 :Confederate troops vacate Fort Esperanza, Texas
1864 :Battle of Franklin Tenn: Confederate attack fails, 7,700 casualities
1864 :Battle of Honey Hill SC (Broad River) 96 dead/665 wounded
1866 :Work begins on 1st US underwater highway tunnel, Chicago
1885 :Opera "El Cid" premieres (Paris)
1886 :1st commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo
1891 :Pope Leo XIII's encyclical "Rerum novarum" published
1900 :A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles
1907 :Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle
1915 :St John Ervine's "John Ferguson," premieres in Dublin
1922 :1st speed test of 1st genuine Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho
1922 :Hitler speaks to 50,000 national-socialists in Munich
1923 :Dutch Catholic minority govt of Wilhelm Marx forms
1924 :1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)
1924 :Last French/Belgian troops leave Ruhrgebied
1931 :Crystal Palace in Hyde Park London destroyed by fire
1931 :His Master's Voice & Columbia Records merge into EMI
1932 :K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1275 Cimbria
1933 :CCC Camps are established in Cleveland Park District
1936 :London's Crystal Palace (built 1851), destroyed by fire
1937 :3rd Heisman Trophy Award: Clint Frank, Yale (HB)
1938 :Fascist coup in Romania, fails
1938 :Germany bans Jews being lawyers
1939 :21 U boats sunk this month (52,000 ton)
1939 :Paul Osborn's "Mornings at 7," premieres in NYC
1939 :USSR invades Finland, bombs Helsinki
1940 :32 U boats sunk this month (147,000 ton)
1940 :Lucille Ball weds Desi Arnaz
1941 :101 year old Nyack-Tarrytown (NY) ferry makes it's last run
1941 :13 U boats sunk this month (62,000 ton)
1941 :Japanese Emperor Hirohito consults with admirals Shimada & Nagano
1942 :-Dec 1st: Sea battle at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal
1942 :109 U boats sunk this month (729,000 ton)
1942 :Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of NY Giants minor league system
1942 :German scout ship Altmark explode & sinks off Yokohama
1944 :Biggest & last British Battleship HMS Vanguard runs aground
1947 :Arab terrorist campaign opens in Palestine
1947 :Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked
1948 :Player-manager Lou Boudreau is selected AL MVP
1948 :Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin
1949 :Chinese Communists captured Chungking
1949 :KOTV TV channel 6 in Tulsa, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950 :US Pres Truman threatens China with atom bomb
1952 :Jackie Robinson charges NY Yankees with racism
1953 :French parachutist under Col De Castries attacks Dien Bien Phu
1954 :1st meteorite known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga Ala)
1954 :20th Heisman Trophy Award: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin (FB)
1954 :John Str˜dom succeeds Malan as premier of South Africa
1955 :"Pipe Dream" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 245 performances
1955 :Argentine government disbands Peronistic party
1956 :1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News)
1956 :Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1957 :"Happy Hunting" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 413 performances
1957 :Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, kills 8
1958 :1st guided missile destroyer launched, Dewey, Bath, Me
1958 :WKBW TV channel 7 in Buffalo, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
1959 :Joe Foss named 1st commissioner of AFL
1960 :French Senate condemns building own nuclear weapons
1960 :Tad Mosels "All the Way Home," premieres in NYC
1961 :Billy Williams of the Cubs is voted NL Rookie of Year
1961 :USSR vetoes Kuwaits application for UN membership
1962 :U Thant of Burma elected 3rd Secretary-General of UN unanimously
1963 :Martin Walser's "šberlebensgross Herr Krott," premieres in Stuttgart
1964 :USSR launches Zond 2 towards Mars; no data returned
1966 :Barbados gains independence from Britain (Natl Day)
1966 :Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland
1967 :Democratic People's republic of Yemen gains independence
1967 :Julie Nixon & David Eisenhower announce their engagement
1967 :Kuria Muria Islands ceded by Britain to Oman
1967 :People's Democratic Republic of Yemen declares independence from UK
1967 :People's Rep of South Yemen (Aden) gains independence from Britain
1967 :Sen Eugene McCarthy begins run for US presidency
1969 :USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1970 :George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass"
1971 :TV movie "Brian's Song," airs for 1st time on ABC-TV
1972 :BBC bans Wings "Hi, Hi, Hi"
1972 :Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome Italy)
1973 :M T Ghani scores 104 on FC debut for Commerce Bank (Pak) age 44
1974 :Miss Teenage America Pageant
1974 :Most complete early man skeleton found (Johanson & Gray in Ethiopia)
1975 :Dahomey becomes Benin
1976 :42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh (RB)
1978 :France performs nuclear test
1979 :Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iranian Hostages (ABC)
1979 :USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 :"Banjo Dancing" closes at Century Theater NYC after 38 performances
1980 :"Perfectly Frank" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 16 performances
1980 :"West Side Story" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 341 perfs
1980 :Uruguay's new constitution rejected by referendum
1981 :Porn star John Holmes arrested on fugitive charges
1981 :South Africa anti apartheid advocate Bulelani Ngcuka arrested
1982 :STS-6 vehicle moves to launch pad
1982 :US sub Thomas Edison collides with US Navy destroyer in So China Sea
1982 :USSR performs nuclear test
1983 :Denver Nugget coach Doug Moe, hoplessly behind, advise team to
1983 :let Blazers break their scoring record
1983 :Police free kidnapped beer magnate Alfred Heineken in Amsterdam
1983 :Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip)
1983 :Ra£l Alfonsin wins Argentine presidential election
1983 :Sam Shepards "Fool for love," premieres in NYC
1986 :"Flamenco Puro" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 40 perfs
1987 :Afghanistan Constitution adopted
1988 :Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
1988 :France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
1988 :NYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase
1988 :Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs
1988 :UN General Assembly (151-2) censures US for refusing PLO's Arafat visa
1990 :Actor Burt Lancaster suffers a stroke
1990 :Bush proposes US-Iraq meeting to avoid war
1991 :93 cars & 11 truck accident near SF during a dust storm, 17 die
1991 :Rob Pilatus, 27, of Milli-Vanilli attempts suicide
1991 :rushing & scoring titles
1991 :San Diego State's Marshall Faulk is 1st freshman to capture national
1992 :Intercity-train derailed at Village chief, 5 die
1993 :President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill
1994 :Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at BBC," is released in Britain
1994 :Cruiser Achille Lauro destroyed by fire at Somalia, 4 die
1994 :Man Mohan Adhikary sworn in as 1st communist premier of Nepal
1997 :"Eugene Onegin," closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC



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