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Notable Historical Events for November 30th

1990US President George H. W. Bush offers to send Secretary of State James Baker to Baghdad to meet with Saddam Hussein

1952Jackie Robinson charges NY Yankees with racism

2004Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with $2,520,700 USD, television's all-time biggest game show haul.

1928Test Cricket debut of Don Bradman, who scored 18 & 1 vs England

1993President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill

2005The Boston Bruins trade captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks

1986Ivan Lendl is 1st tennis player to earn over $10 million, lifetime

1946Bradman scores 187 in 1st Test Cricket v England at the Gabba

1981NY Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award

1648English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I

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Notable Birthdays on November 30th

1835Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn)

1667Jonathan Swift, Dublin, satirist (Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal), (d. 1745)

1872John McCrae, Guelph Ontario, Canadian physician, soldier and poet (In Flanders Fields)

538St Gregory of Tours, Auvergne, Gaul, chronicler/bishop (Historia Francorum), (d. 594)

1924Shirley Chisholm, (Rep-D-NY) 1st black congresswoman/pres candidate

1874Winston Churchill, (C) British Prime Minister (1940-45, 1951-55, Nobel 1953)

1931Bill Walsh, Los Angeles California, NFL coach (San Fransisco 49ers)

1874Lucy Maud Montgomery, Clifton Prince Edward Island, Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables)

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Notable Weddings on November 30th

1973Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov (53) weds author Janet Jeppson (47)

1940"I Love Lucy" actress Lucille Ball (28) weds actor Desi Arnaz (23) in Greenwich, Connecticut

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Notable Deaths on November 30th

1900Oscar Wilde, Irish author, dies in Paris at 46

2007Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil, at 69

2004Pierre Berton, Canadian author, dies of heart failure at 84

1987James Baldwin, writer (Go Tell it on the Mountain), dies at 63

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