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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

  • 1804
    The Democratic-Republican-controlled United States Senate begins an impeachment trial against Federalist-partisan Supreme Court of the United States Justice Samuel Chase.
  • 1829
    First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking.
  • 1940
    Lucille Ball marries Desi Arnaz in Greenwich, Connecticut.
  • 1993
    U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (the Brady Bill) into law.
  • 1998
    Exxon and Mobil sign a $73.7 billion USD agreement to merge, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world’s largest company.

Who were born on November 30?

  • 1637
    Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French historian (d. 1698)
  • 1857
    Bobby Abel, English cricketer (d. 1936)
  • 1874
    Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (d. 1942)
  • 1958
    Stacey Q, American singer
  • 1984
    Nigel de Jong, Dutch footballer

Who died on November 30?

  • 1718
    King Charles XII of Sweden (b. 1682)
  • 1886
    Dimitrios Valvis, Greek judge and politician (b. 1814)
  • 1901
    Edward John Eyre, British explorer (b. 1815)
  • 2003
    Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (b. 1906)
  • 2010
    Rajiv Dixit, Indian scientist and Swadeshi movement figure (b. 1967)

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