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1936 - Great Britain -- Crystal Palace
: Crystal Palace which had been built for the Great Exhibition of 1851 is destroyed by fire. The Crystal Palace also featured the first public conveniences in use in England / Monkey Closets and during the exhibition 827,280 visitors paid one penny each to use them which is where the British saying "to spend a penny" comes from.
30 Nov, 1979 - UK -- Pink Floyd release "The Wall"
Pink Floyd release the 4th in their series of multi award winning concept albums "The Wall" which is later made into a movie. The Wall featured the most popular single ever released by Pink Floyd "Another Brick in the Wall" which became a number one hit throughout the world.
1950 - U.S.A. -- Korea
1950 : President Harry S. Truman announces during a press conference that he is prepared to authorize the use of atomic weapons in order to achieve peace in Korea.
1925 - U.S.A. -- Illegal Liquor Distillery
: Federal Prohibition Officer Gus J. Simmons, Captain J. R. Brockus, and C.M. Arbogast were all on trial for murder. The officers claimed that the man was murdered while resisting arrest for operating an illegal liquor distillery.
1934 - Great Britain -- Flying Scotsman Land speed record for railed vehicles
The Flying Scotsman becomes the first steam locomotive to be officially recorded at 100 mph, to put this in perspective 100 years earlier in 1930 Stephenson's Rocket got to 30 MPH and in 2007 A French TGV recorded 357 MPH.
1939 - Finland -- Soviet Union Attacks
: Following it's attack on Poland Russia attacks Finland with 540,000 men, 2485 tanks, and 2000 guns. Finnish troops led by Field Marshall Gustaf Mannerheim over the next two weeks, resisted the invasion using forest combat to inflict heavy damage on the Russian invaders, But by March the following year due to the sheer volume of Russian Invaders the "Peace of Moscow" treaty was signed, and Finland ceded 16,000-square miles of land to the Soviet Union.
1954 - U.S.A. -- Meteorite
1954 : An Alabama woman Mrs. Hulett Hodges became the first known person today to be struck by a meteorite. The meteorite six or eight inches in diameter, fell through her roof leaving a three-foot hole. She was only slightly injured, the United States Air Force flew to the Hodge's Alabama home and took the nine-pound object back to Washington. The Hodges demanded that the rock be returned to them so their family could keep it as a souvenir.
1960 - Argentina -- Riots
Members of the right-wing political group protested in cities such as Rosario, near Buenos Aires. Other riots broke out near two oil towns in Northern Argentina.
1966 - Barbados -- Independence
Barbados gains it's independence from that of a self-governing colony to full independence from the United Kingdom.
1972 - Italy -- Fireworks Factory Explodes
1972 : An illegal fireworks factory being run in an eight floor apartment building, exploded in Rome with 15 killed and 100 injured in the blast.
30 Nov, 1973 - Cambodia -- Khmer Rouge Guerrillas
Khmer Rouge Guerrillas backed by the Cambodian government moved swiftly. First they attacked in Vihear Suar where they were stationed before they advanced 12 miles east to Phnom Penh. Within a few days hundreds of troops of civilians were dead or missing.
1983 - Israel -- Lebanon
The bond between Israel and America has been strengthened as they joined forces. These two countries stood fast in Lebanon, making the statement to Syria of their desire to block Soviet Troops.
1989 - U.S.A. -- Aileen Wuornos
1989 : Aileen Wuornos murders her first victim Richard Mallory, over the next 12 months she murders 7 more men in Florida. She was arrested on 9th January
, 1991 and her live in partner agreed to get a confession from Wuornos in exchange for prosecutorial immunity. Aileen Wuornos was found guilty of 6 murders and received six death sentences and was executed via lethal injection on October 9, 2002
1990 - New Zealand -- Hilary Morgan
Hilary Morgan, later known as Ellen Morgan, was put in the care of her mother legally, and not in the care of Eric A. Foretich who was Ellen’s birth father. Elizabeth Morgan was put in prison for three years (1987-1989) because she would not tell the court where Hilary (Ellen) was. The reason why the mother did not want to tell of the child’s whereabouts is she believed that Hilary had been sexually abused by the father.
1993 - U.S.A. -- Brady Bill
The Brady bill requiring a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases and background checks of prospective buyers is signed into law by President Bill Clinton .
1994 - Somalia -- Achille Lauro
1994 : The Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro caught fire today off Somalia with 3 people dead but most of the nearly 1,000 passengers and crew escaping in lifeboats.
1999 - England -- T Bone On Sale
: The ban of beef on the bone put in place during the BSE crisis is lifted and T bone steaks and rib of beef will be on sale by Christmas.
1999 - U.S.A. -- WTO Meeting
Protests by anti globalization protesters at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle, Washington force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.
2003 - Europe -- Euro Goes Up
2003 : It was made known by the press in a publication dated today of the increased value of the Euro. It was climbing high against both the American Dollar and the Japanese Yen within the past few days.
2004 - U.S.A. -- Ken Jennings
Ken Jennings after a run of 75 appearances is finally beaten on the TV quiz show Jeopardy! walking away with the largest game show prize in TV history winning over 2.5 million dollars.
2004 - Israel -- Mahmound Abbas
Yasser Arafat’s Successor Mahmound Abbas ordered Palestinian press to back off from Israel. This particular decision was a week after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon petitioned with Abbas to follow through with this action. This was part of the peace proposal that Israel was making with the Palestinians
2006 - Turkey -- Pope visits mosque
2006 : Pope Benedict has been trying to mend the church's relations with the Muslim community by visited one of Turkey's most famous mosques. His tour of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul included a silent prayer alongside some of the senior Muslim clerics that are based there. This is the only the second papal visit in history to a Muslim place of worship.
2007 - United States -- Evel Knievel dies
Knievel dies in Clearwater, Florida, aged 69. He had been suffering from diabetes and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis for years. He was said to have had breathing problems while at home in Clearwater, and died before the ambulance could reach the hospital. In one of his last interviews, he told Maxim Magazine that, 'You can't ask a guy like me why. I really wanted to fly through the air.'
2008 - UK -- Jesse Jackson in England
The civil rights campaigner the Reverend Jesse Jackson has spoken about the political representation of ethnic minorities on a visit to Birmingham. Mr. Jackson was at a conference of Equanomics UK, which aims to tackle racial inequality through business, at Mount Zion Church in Aston. "The hope must be in white people changing their minds," Jackson said.
2009 - Argentina -- An Argentine judge prevents the first gay wedding
2009 : A judge in Argentina has overturned a ruling that would have allowed the first gay marriage in Latin America. Judge Marta Gomez Alsina, in Buenos Aires, ordered Tuesday's planned wedding of Alejandro Freyre and Jose Maria Di Bello suspended. The court website said she had ordered the wedding blocked until the issue could be resolved by the Supreme
2009 - Switzerland -- CERN’s Hadron Collider operates as a high energy accelerator
"CERN's Large Hadron Collider has today become the world's highest energy particle accelerator, having accelerated its twin beams of protons to an energy of 1.18 TeV in the early hours of the morning," said the organisation. A teraelectronvolt (TeV) is equivalent to the energy level of a flying mosquito, while CERN wants to ultimately achieve maximum power of 7.0 teraelectronvolts or trillion electronvolts in its bid to replicate the big bang that started the universe.
2011 - Iran -- Great Britain Withdraws Diplomats From Iran
The British Foreign Office has withdrawn many diplomats from Iran after protesters attacked the British embassy in Tehran. Officials stated that the move was made for security reasons.
2012 - France -- Gay-Friendly Mosque Opens
2012 : A gay-friendly prayer room was opened in Paris by Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed. While the center is not technically a mosque, Zahed has said he wanted to create an inclusive place for Muslims to gather and pray in the city.
2013 - Ukraine -- Protests Over EU Deal
Protesters gathered in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev outraged over President Yanukovych's rejection of a proposed European Union association agreement. The president of Ukraine cited pressure from Russia to refuse the deal and the protesters were angered over perceived interference in the country by Russia. Protesters were later violently dispersed by police using truncheons and tear gas.
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Born This Day In History 30th November
30th November 1835
Samuel Langhorne Clemen's,Florida, Missouri, United States
Died: 21st April
, 1910 Redding, Connecticut
Known For :
Best known as the writer of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" . Although he was born in Florida, Missouri, his parents moved when he was very young to Hannibal, Missouri, on the banks of the Mississippi,
which provided much of his inspiration for his most well known work. Unlike some other writers of the period he did not complete his education and began work at 11 years of age as a print setter. Only when he worked in New York a few years later did he manage to improve his education in public libraries in the evenings. After a few years when he went back to Hannibal and changed his career to a steam boat captain on the Missisippi. He wrote articles and books most of his life but from the age of 40 he wrote his most well known works "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" where he drew on his experiences during growing up in Hannibal, Missouri. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is often referred to as one of the first Great American Novels.
Sir Winston Churchill
30th November 1874 Blenheim, Oxfordshire
Died: January 24th
, 1965 London, England
Known For :
Winston Churchill is best remembered as the British Prime Minister during World War II who through his strength, Leadership and his oratory skills helped the country to stand firm against Nazi Germany during the darkest time in British history.