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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

  • 1916
    Costa Rica becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1942
    World War II: Guadalcanal Campaign: Battle of Tassafaronga – A smaller squadron of Japanese destroyers led by Raizō Tanaka defeats a US cruiser force under Carleton H. Wright.
  • 1989
    Deutsche Bank board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a Red Army Faction terrorist bomb.
  • 1995
    Official end of Operation Desert Storm.
  • 2001
    In Renton, Washington, United States, Gary Ridgway aka The Green River Killer is arrested.

Who were born on November 30?

  • 1466
    Andrea Doria, Italian naval leader (d. 1560)
  • 1920
    Virginia Mayo, American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1955
    Michael Beschloss, American historian
  • 1966
    Mika Salo, Finnish racing driver
  • 1985
    Kaley Cuoco, American actress and model

Who died on November 30?

  • 1703
    Nicolas de Grigny, French organist and composer (b. 1672)
  • 1901
    Edward John Eyre, British explorer (b. 1815)
  • 1966
    Salah Suheimat, Jordanian parliamentarian (b. 1914)
  • 1987
    Simon Carmiggelt, Dutch journalist and writer (b. 1913)
  • 2010
    Garry Gross, American photographer (b. 1937)

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