Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/November 30
This is a list of selected November 30 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.
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|Bonifacio Day in the Philippines;||refimprove section|
|3340 BC – The oldest known record of a solar eclipse was carved into a stone in Ireland.||refimprove section; fact not attributed to academic source|
|1786 – Peter Leopold Joseph, Grand Duke of Tuscany, promulgated a penal reform that made his country the first sovereign state to abolish the death penalty.||refimprove|
|1829 – The first Welland Canal opened, allowing ships to travel between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario and bypass the Niagara Falls.||unreferenced section|
|1864 – American Civil War: The Confederate States Army suffered its worst disaster of the war as the Army of Tennessee conducted numerous unsuccessful frontal assaults against fortified positions at Franklin, Tennessee.||refimprove section|
|1936 – The Crystal Palace, built for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London, was destroyed by fire.||refimprove section|
|1953 – Edward Mutesa II, the kabaka (king) of Buganda, was deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda.||needs expert attenton|
|2005 – John Sentamu was enthroned as Archbishop of York, becoming the first member of an ethnic minority to serve as an archbishop in the Church of England.||needs expansion|
- 1700 – Great Northern War: Swedish forces led by King Charles XII defeated the Russian army of Tsar Peter the Great at the Battle of Narva.
- 1934 – The steam locomotive Flying Scotsman became the first to officially exceed 100 miles per hour (161 km/h).
- 1939 – The Winter War broke out as the Soviet Red Army invaded Finland and quickly advanced to the Mannerheim Line, an action judged as illegal by the League of Nations.
- 1954 – The first verified case of a human being injured by an extraterrestrial object took place in Sylacauga, Alabama, U.S., when a meteorite crashed through a roof and hit a sleeping woman.
- 1947 – As the United Nations voted to terminate the British Mandate of Palestine, civil war broke out between the region's Jewish and Arab communities.
- 1962 – Burmese diplomat U Thant was elected United Nations Secretary-General, following the death of Dag Hammarskjöld in September 1961.
- 1979 – The Wall, a rock opera and concept album by Pink Floyd, was first released.
- 1982 – Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released.
- 1993 – U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act into law, requiring purchasers of handguns to pass a background check.
- 1999 – Marconi Electronic Systems and British Aerospace merged to become BAE Systems, one of the world's largest defence companies.
- Born/died this day: Joan Ganz Cooney (b. 1929)
- 1853 – Crimean War: Russian warships led by Pavel Nakhimov destroyed an Ottoman fleet of frigates at the Battle of Sinop, providing France and the UK cause to join the war.
- 1872 – The first international football match took place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.
- 1942 – World War II: Imperial Japanese Navy warships defeated United States Navy forces during a nighttime naval battle near the Tassafaronga area on Guadalcanal.
- 1999 – Protests by anti-globalization activists (pictured) against the World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference in Seattle, Washington, U.S., forced the cancellation of its opening ceremonies.
- 2007 – Swami Rambhadracharya, a Hindu religious leader, released the first Braille version of the Bhagavad Gita scripture.