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Events and People Who Made History on November 30

4th Century

306 - St. Marcellus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

8th Century

722 - Pope Gregory II names Boniface as missionary bishop

13th Century

1215 - Pope Innocent III closes 4th council of Lateranen

15th Century

1406 - Angelo Correr elected Pope Gregory XII

16th Century

1523 - Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics
1554 - England reconciles with Pope Julius III

17th Century

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

18th Century

1700 - King Charles XII of Sweden defeats Russia at Narva
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 - Captain Cook begins 3rd and last trip to Pacific (South Sea)
1782 - Britain signs agreement recognizing U.S. independence
1787 - Spanish governor leaves Philippines

19th Century

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, Tennessee: Confederate attack fails, 7,700 casualities
1864 - Battle of Honey Hill South Carolina (Broad River) 96 dead/665 wounded
1866 - Work begins on 1st U.S. underwater highway tunnel, Chicago
1872 - 1st International soccer game, Scotland-England 0-0 (Glasgow)
1885 - Opera "El Cid" premieres (Paris)
1886 - 1st commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo
1887 - 1st indoor softball game (Chicago)
1891 - Pope Leo XIII's encyclical "Rerum novarum" published

20th Century

1900 - A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles
1907 - Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle
1912 - 4th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Alerts defeats Toronto Argonauts, 11-4
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 government of Wilhelm Marx forms
1924 - 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)
1924 - Last French/Belgian troops leave Ruhrgebied
1928 - Test Cricket debut of Don Bradman, who scored 18 and 1 vs England
1929 - 17th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 14-3
1931 - Crystal Palace in Hyde Park London destroyed by fire
1931 - His Master's Voice and Columbia Records merge into EMI
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 New York City
1939 - U.S.S.R. 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 and Nagano
1942 - 109 U boats sunk this month (729,000 ton)
1942 - 30th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Hurricanes defeats Winnipeg Bombers, 8-5
1942 - Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of New York Giants minor league system
1942 - German scout ship Altmark explode and sinks off Yokohama
1944 - Biggest and last British Battleship HMS Vanguard runs aground
1945 - 33rd CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 35-0
1946 - Bradman scores 187 in 1st Test Cricket vs. England at the Gabba
1947 - Arab terrorist campaign opens in Palestine
1947 - Day after United Nations 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 - U.S. President Truman threatens China with atom bomb
1952 - Jackie Robinson charges New York 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 Strodom succeeds Malan as premier of South Africa
1955 - Argentine government disbands Peronistic party
1955 - "Pipe Dream" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 245 performances
1956 - 1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards and the News)
1956 - Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1957 - 45th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 32-7
1957 - Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, kills 8
1957 - "Happy Hunting" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 413 performances
1958 - 1st guided missile destroyer launched, Dewey, Bath, Me
1958 - WKBW TV channel 7 in Buffalo, New York (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 New York City
1961 - Billy Williams of the Cubs is voted NL Rookie of Year
1961 - U.S.S.R. vetoes Kuwaits application for United Nations membership
1962 - U Thant of Burma elected 3rd Secretary-General of United Nations unanimously
1963 - 51st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats BC Lions, 21-10
1963 - Martin Walser's "oberlebensgross Herr Krott," premieres in Stuttgart
1964 - U.S.S.R. launches Zond 2 towards Mars; no data returned
1966 - Barbados gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1966 - Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland
1967 - Democratic People's republic of Yemen gains independence
1967 - Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower announce their engagement
1967 - Kuria Muria Islands ceded by Britain to Oman
1967 - People's Democratic Republic of Yemen declares independence from U.K.
1967 - People's Rep of South Yemen (Aden) gains independence from Britain
1967 - Senator Eugene McCarthy begins run for U.S. presidency
1968 - 56th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Calgary Stampeder, 24-21
1969 - 57th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 29-11
1969 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
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 - 20th time Islanders shut-out (3-0 vs Canucks)
1974 - "Good Evening" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 438 performances
1974 - "Mack and Mabel" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 66 performances
1974 - Miss Teenage America Pageant
1974 - Most complete early man skeleton found (Johanson and 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 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1980 - "Banjo Dancing" closes at Century Theater New York City after 38 performances
1980 - "Perfectly Frank" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 16 performances
1980 - Uruguay's new constitution rejected by referendum
1980 - "West Side Story" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 341 performances
1981 - New York Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award
1981 - South Africa anti apartheid advocate Bulelani Ngcuka arrested
1981 - Yankees Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year
1982 - STS-6 vehicle moves to launch pad
1982 - U.S. submarine Thomas Edison collides with U.S. Navy destroyer in So China Sea
1982 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1983 - 6th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1983 - Denver Nugget coach Doug Moe, hoplessly behind, advise team to 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 - Raul Alfonsin wins Argentine presidential election
1983 - Sam Shepards "Fool for love," premieres in New York City
1986 - 74th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 39-15
1986 - "Flamenco Puro" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 40 performances
1986 - Ivan Lendl is 1st tennis player to earn over $10 million, lifetime
1987 - Afghanistan Constitution adopted
1988 - Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
1988 - France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
1988 - New York City furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase
1988 - Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs
1988 - U.N. General Assembly (151-2) censures U.S. for refusing PLO's Arafat visa
1990 - Actor Burt Lancaster suffers a stroke
1990 - Bush proposes U.S. - Iraq meeting to avoid war
1991 - 1st world championship of women's soccer, U.S. defeats Norway 2-1
1991 - 93 cars and 11 truck accident near San Francisco during a dust storm, 17 die
1991 - Rob Pilatus, 27, of Milli-Vanilli attempts suicide
1991 - San Diego State's Marshall Faulk is 1st freshman to capture national rushing and scoring titles
1992 - David Boon's 14th Test Cricket century, 111 vs. WI at Brisbane
1992 - Intercity-train derailed at Village chief, 5 die
1993 - NFL announces 30th franchise - Jacksonville Jaguars
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 - 86th Davis Cup: Sweden sweeps U.S. in Gothenburg (5-0)
1997 - "Eugene Onegin," closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City

21st Century

2005 - First human face transplant is performed in France


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