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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

  • 1803
    In New Orleans, Louisiana, Spanish representatives officially transfer the Louisiana Territory to a French representative. Just 20 days later, France transfers the same land to the United States as the Louisiana Purchase.
  • 1940
    Lucille Ball marries Desi Arnaz in Greenwich, Connecticut.
  • 1953
    Edward Mutesa II, the kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda.
  • 1967
    The People’s Republic of South Yemen becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 1994
    MS Achille Lauro fire off Somalia coast.

Who were born on November 30?

  • 1887
    Andrej Gosar, Slovenian politician and thinker (d. 1970)
  • 1911
    Jorge Negrete, Mexican singer and actor (d. 1953)
  • 1922
    Graham Crowden, Scottish actor (d. 2010)
  • 1957
    Richard Barbieri, British keyboardist (Porcupine Tree)
  • 1959
    Lorraine Kelly, British presenter and journalist

Who died on November 30?

  • 1675
    Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial governor (b. 1605)
  • 1886
    Dimitrios Valvis, Greek judge and politician (b. 1814)
  • 1953
    Francis Picabia, French painter and poet (b. 1879)
  • 1988
    Pannonica de Koenigswarter, jazz patroness and writer
  • 1989
    Alfred Herrhausen, German banker (Deutsche Bank) (b. 1930)

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