November 30 in History
What happened on November 30 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on november 30 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on november 30 in history.
John Sentamu becomes Archbishop of York, making him the Church of England’s first black archbishop.
On the game show Jeopardy! contestant Ken Jennings loses after 74 consecutive victories. It is the longest winning streak in game-show history, earning him a total of over $3 million.
Exxon and Mobil oil companies agree to a $73.7 billion merge, creating the world’s largest company, Exxon-Mobil.
Operation Desert Storm officially comes to an end.
MS Achille Lauro, a ship with long history of problems including a 1985 terrorist hijacking, catches fire off the coast of Somalia.
US President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (better known as the Brady Bill) into law.
Thriller, Michael Jackson’s second solo album, released; the album, produced by Quincy Jones, became the best-selling album in history.
Representatives of the US and USSR meet in Geneva, Switzerland, to begin negotiations on reducing the number of intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe.
Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope in 1,000 years to attend an Orthodox mass.
India and Pakistan decide to end a 10-year trade ban.
Pioneer II sends photos back to NASA as it nears Jupiter.
The Soviet Union vetoes a UN seat for Kuwait, pleasing Iraq.
The United States offers emergency oil to Europe to counter the Arab ban.
President Truman declares that the United States will use the A-bomb to get peace in Korea.
The Soviet Union complete the division of Berlin, installing the government in the Soviet sector.
Russian forces take Danzig in Poland and invade Austria.
Non-belief in Nazism is proclaimed grounds for divorce in Germany.
Women cast votes for the first time in French legislative elections.
President Theodore Roosevelt publicly denounces segregation of Japanese schoolchildren in San Francisco.
The French government denounces British actions in South Africa, declaring sympathy for the Boers.
Oscar Wilde dies in a Paris hotel room after saying of the room’s wallpaper: 'One of us had to go.'
The Union wins the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.
The British Parliament sends to Queen Victoria an ultimatum for the United States, demanding the release of two Confederate diplomats who were seized on the British ship Trent.
Mexico declares war on France.
The British sign a preliminary agreement in Paris, recognizing American independence.