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Notable Historical Events for November 30th

1753Benjamin Franklin receives Godfrey Copley-Penny

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.

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

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

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

1981NY Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award

2007Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office hostage crisis: Leeland Eisenberg entered the campaign office of Hillary Clinton in Rochester, New Hampshire with a device suspected of being a bomb and held three people hostage for 5 hours.

1648English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I

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.

November 30th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 30th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on November 30th

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

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

November 30th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 30th

2007Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil, at 69

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

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

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

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