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What are the important events that happened on November 30? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 30: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 30 is the 334th day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 31 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 17, 2015 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 402,456 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontatetragon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac 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 70 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,074 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 30 Historical Events

  • 1824
    First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal.
  • 1947
    1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine begins on this day, leading up to the creation of the state of Israel.
  • 1971
    Iran seizes the Greater and Lesser Tunbs from the United Arab Emirates.
  • 2001
    In Renton, Washington, United States, Gary Ridgway aka The Green River Killer is arrested.
  • 2004
    Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with US$ 2,520,700, television’s biggest game show winnings.

Who were born on November 30?

  • 1813
    Louise-Victorine Ackermann, French poet (d. 1890)
  • 1872
    Dr. John McCrae, Canadian physician and soldier (d. 1918)
  • 1955
    Kevin Conroy, American actor (Batman in the DC animated universe)
  • 1960
    Rich Fields, American television personality
  • 1984
    Nigel de Jong, Dutch footballer

Who died on November 30?

  • 1580
    Richard Farrant, English composer
  • 1916
    Dorrit Weixler, German actress (b. 1892)
  • 1957
    Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (b. 1890)
  • 1958
    Hubert Wilkins, Australian polar explorer (b. 1888)
  • 1966
    Salah Suheimat, Jordanian parliamentarian (b. 1914)

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