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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

  • 1700
    Battle of Narva – A Swedish army of 8,500 men under Charles XII defeats a much larger Russian army at Narva.
  • 1829
    First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.

Who were born on November 30?

  • 1625
    Jean Domat, French jurist (d. 1696)
  • 1840
    Henry Birks, Canadian businessman (d. 1928)
  • 1949
    Vlassis Bonatsos, Greek entertainer (d. 2004)
  • 1959
    Cherie Currie, American musician
  • 1984
    Alan Hutton, Scottish footballer

Who died on November 30?

  • 1765
    George Glas, British merchant and adventurer (b. 1725)
  • 1997
    Kathy Acker, American author (b. 1947)
  • 2002
    Tim Woods, American professional wrestler (b. 1934)
  • 2004
    Pierre Berton, Canadian author (b. 1920)
  • 2010
    Garry Gross, American photographer (b. 1937)

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