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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, 24,147,360 minutes 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

  • 1782
    American Revolutionary War: Treaty of Paris – In Paris, representatives from the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign preliminary peace articles (later formalized as the 1783 Treaty of Paris).
  • 1804
    The Democratic-Republican-controlled United States Senate begins an impeachment trial against Federalist-partisan Supreme Court of the United States Justice Samuel Chase.
  • 1936
    In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire.
  • 1966
    Barbados becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 1999
    In Seattle, Washington, United States, protests against the WTO meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.

Who were born on November 30?

  • 539
    Gregory of Tours, French bishop and historian (d. 594)
  • 1898
    Firpo Marberry, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • 1909
    Robert Nighthawk, American musician (d. 1967)
  • 1927
    Robert Guillaume, American actor
  • 1928
    Joe B. Hall, American basketball coach

Who died on November 30?

  • 1761
    John Dollond, British optician (b. 1706)
  • 1923
    John Maclean MA, Scottish Socialist (b. 1879)
  • 1987
    Simon Carmiggelt, Dutch journalist and writer (b. 1913)
  • 2003
    Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (b. 1906)
  • 2008
    Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese musician (Loudness) (b. 1958)

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