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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

  • 1872
    The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.
  • 1940
    Lucille Ball marries Desi Arnaz in Greenwich, Connecticut.
  • 1981
    Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (the meetings ended inconclusively on December 17).
  • 1999
    British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defense contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.
  • 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?

  • 539
    Gregory of Tours, French bishop and historian (d. 594)
  • 1898
    Firpo Marberry, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • 1928
    Joe B. Hall, American basketball coach
  • 1949
    Vlassis Bonatsos, Greek entertainer (d. 2004)
  • 1990
    Antoine N'Gossan, Ivorian footballer

Who died on November 30?

  • 1703
    Nicolas de Grigny, French organist and composer (b. 1672)
  • 1705
    Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II of England (b. 1638)
  • 1718
    King Charles XII of Sweden (b. 1682)
  • 1996
    Tiny Tim, American entertainer (b. 1932)
  • 2005
    Jean Parker, American actress (b. 1915)

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