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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, 1,448,841,600 seconds 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

  • 1829
    First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking.
  • 1872
    The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.
  • 1947
    1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine begins on this day, leading up to the creation of the state of Israel.
  • 1953
    Edward Mutesa II, the kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda.
  • 1967
    The People’s Republic of South Yemen becomes independent from the United Kingdom.

Who were born on November 30?

  • 1889
    Edgar Douglas Adrian, British physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1977)
  • 1962
    Daniel Keys Moran, American writer
  • 1966
    David Nicholls, English novelist and screenwriter
  • 1969
    Amy Ryan, American actress
  • 1990
    Antoine N'Gossan, Ivorian footballer

Who died on November 30?

  • 1900
    Oscar Wilde, Irish writer (b. 1854)
  • 2003
    Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (b. 1906)
  • 2005
    Jean Parker, American actress (b. 1915)
  • 2007
    Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist (b. 1948)
  • 2007
    Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil (b. 1938)

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