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Notable Historical Events for November 30th

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.

1981NY Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award

1648English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I

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

1956Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1922Hitler speaks to 50,000 national-socialists in Munich

2015NBA star Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers announces he will retire at the end of the 2015-16 season.

1970George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass"

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

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

November 30th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 30th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1959Sylvia Hanika, Munich West Germany, tennis player (Avon-1982)

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Notable Weddings on November 30th

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

1945Actress Bette Davis (37) weds artist William Grant Sherry

November 30th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 30th

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

2013Paul Walker, American actor (The Fast and the Furious), dies in a car accident at 40

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

2007Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil, at 69

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