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On this day... November 30

Fun and historical facts for November 30th

Jim Clerkin
November 30, 2017 - 8:50 am
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NOVEMBER 30TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MASON JAR DAY
  • TODAY IS MISSISSIPPI APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MOUSSE DAY
  • TODAY IS METH AWARENESS DAY

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • MARK TWAIN (1835-1910)
  • WINSTON CHURCHILL (1874-1965)
  • SHIRLEY CHISOLM (1924-2005)
  • ROBERT GUILLAUME (1927-2017)
  • DICK CLARK (1929-2012)
  • G. GORDON LIDDY (1930, 87)
  • ABBIE HOFFMAN (1936-1989)
  • RIDLEY SCOTT (1937, 80)
  • TERRANCE MALICK (1943, 74)
  • MANDY PATINKIN (1952, 65)
  • BILLY IDOL (1955, 62)
  • RICHARD BURR (1955, 62)
  • STACEY Q (1958, 59)
  • BO JACKSON (1962, 55)
  • BEN STILLER (1965, 52)
  • MINDY MCREADY (1975-2013)
  • CLAY AIKEN (1978, 39)
  • GAEL GARCIA BERNAL (1978, 39)
  • KALEY CUOCO (1985, 32)

 

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1487, THE GERMAN BEER PURITY LAW DECREES THAT BEER MUST BE MADE FROM ONLY THREE INGREDIENTS: WATER, MALT AND HOPS
  • IN 1731, 100,000 PEOPLE DIE IN AN EARTHQUAKE IN BEIJING
  • IN 1782, GREAT BRITAIN OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZES AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE
  • IN 1804, SAMUEL CHASE FACES TRIAL FOR IMPEACHMENT FROM THE SUPREME COURT OVER LETTING HIS PARTISAN POLITICAL OPINIONS AFFECT HIS DECISIONS
  • IN 1864, THE CONFEDERACY LOSES 7,700 SOLDIERS IN A FAILS ATTACK AT FRANKLIN, TE
  • IN 1875, ALEXANDER ASHBOURNE, A FORMER SLAVE, RECEIVES A PATENT FOR THE FIRST EVER BISCUIT CUTTER
  • IN 1900, A GERMAN ENGINEER PATENTS FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE FOR CARS
  • IN 1900, OSCAR WILDE DIES IN PARIS AT 46
  • IN 1922, HITLER GIVES A SPEECH ON NATIONAL SOCIALISM TO 50,000 IN MUNICH
  • IN 1940, LUCILLE BALL AND DESI ARNAZ ARE MARRIED
  • IN 1940, MINNIE PEARL MAKES HER FIRST APPEARANCE AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY
  • IN 1967, DAVID EISENHOWER ANNOUNCES HE IS ENGAGED TO JULIE NIXON
  • IN 1967, SENATOR EUGENE MCCARTHY ANNOUNCES HIS BID FOR THE PRESIDENCY
  • IN 1971, “BRIAN’S SONG” DEBUTS ON ABC
  • IN 1981, PORN STAR JOHN HOLMES IS ARRESTED ON CHARGES RELATED TO THE WONDERLAND MURDER TRIAL
  • IN 1982, MICHAEL JACKSON RELEASES “THRILLER”
  • IN 1982, “GANDHI” STARRING BEN KINGSLEY OPENS
  • IN 1990, PRESIDENT BUSH OFFERS TO SEND SECRETARY OF STATE JAMES BAKER TO IRAQ TO MEET WITH SADDAM HUSSEIN
  • IN 1991, ROB PILATUS, HALF OF MILLI VANILLI, ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
  • IN 1993, PRESIDENT CLINTON SIGNS THE BRADY GUN CONTROL BILL
  • IN 1993, STEVEN SPEILBERG’S “SCHINDLER’S LIST” PREMIERES IN WASHINGTON DC
  • IN 1995, OPERATION DESERT STORM OFFICIALLY ENDS
  • IN 1999, EXXON AND MOBIL ANNOUNCE A MERGER AGREEMENT WORTH $73.7 BILLION
  • IN 1999, PROTESTERS AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION CATCH POLICE UNPREPARED FOR RIOTS AND FORCE THE CANCELLATION OF THE OPENING CEREMONY
  • IN 2004, TOM RIDGE RESIGNS AS HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY
  • IN 2004, KEN JENNINGS FINALLY LOSES ON JEOPARDY AFTER A RECORD $2.5 MILLION WINNING STREAK
  • IN 2005, THE BOSTON BRUINS TRADE CAPTAIN JOE THORNTON TO SAN JOSE
  • IN 2007, EVEL KNIEVEL DIES OF PULMONARY DISEASE AT 69
  • IN 2007, LEELAND EISENBERG TAKES OVER A NEW HAMPSHIRE CAMPAIGN OFFICE FOR HILLARY CLINTON’S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AND HOLDS HOSTAGES FOR 5 HOURS
  • IN 2013, PAUL WALKER DIES IN A CAR CRASH AT 40
  • IN 2015, KOBE BRYANT ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT AT THE END OF THE SEASON
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