Subscriber trunk dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the UK
by the Queen, when she dials a call from Bristol
and speaks to the Lord Provost
Our Lady of the Angels School Fire: At least ninety students and three nuns are killed in a fire in Chicago.
Saturday, November 30, 1957
Indonesian president Sukarno survives a grenade attack at the Cikini School in Jakarta, but six children are killed.
Friday, November 30, 1956
Tuesday, November 30, 1954
Monday, November 30, 1953
December – Hugh Hefner
publishes the first issue of "Playboy
" Magazine it sells 54,175 copies at $.50 each.
Thursday, November 30, 1950
Monday, November 30, 1936
Saturday, November 30, 1935
Sunday, November 30, 1919
Health officials declare that the global Spanish Flu pandemic
Saturday, November 30, 1918
New voting laws in Sweden
makes votes no longer dependent on taxable assets, each adult having one vote.
The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (which later became the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) is proclaimed.
Sunday, November 30, 1902
Monday, November 30, 1896
Tuesday, November 30, 1886
Saturday, November 30, 1872
First international football match to be recognised (retrospectively) by FIFA as official takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Scotland the result is Scotland 0, England 0.//www.londonhearts.com/scotland/games/18721130.html
Londonhearts.com summary Earlier international soccer matches had already taken place in 1870, in 1871 and again in 1872 at the Oval, London.
Wednesday, November 30, 1864
American Civil War ndash Second Battle of Franklin: The Army of Tennessee led by General Hood mounts a dramatically unsuccessful frontal assault on Union positions around Franklin, Tennessee (Hood loses 6 generals and almost a third of his troops).
Monday, November 30, 1857
Wednesday, November 30, 1853
Monday, November 30, 1829
The original Welland Canal opens for a trial run with a ceremony at Port Dalhousie.
Tuesday, November 30, 1824
The first sod is turned in Ontario
, for the first of four Welland Canal
s (the canal opens for a trial run exactly 5 years later to the day).
Friday, November 30, 1804
Wednesday, November 30, 1803
Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin begins removal of the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon in Athens where they are at risk of destruction during the Ottoman occupation of Greece.
is occupied by the British under the British East India
Company after the Second Anglo-Maratha War.
Thursday, November 30, 1786
Sunday, November 30, 1783
Saturday, November 30, 1782
, the Siku Quanshu
is completed, the largest literary compilation in China
's history (surpassing the Yongle Encyclopedia
of the 15th century). The books are bound in 36,381 volumes (册) with more than 79,000 chapters (卷), comprising about 2.3 million pages, and approximately 800 million Chinese character
The British parliament extends James Watt's patent for the steam engine to the year 1800.
London creates the Foot Patrol for public security.
Wednesday, November 30, 1616
Cardinal Richelieu, Armand-Jean du Plessis, is named French Secretary of State by young king Louis XIII. Richelieu will change France into a unified centralised state, able to resist both England and the Habsburg Empire.
Friday, November 30, 1612
Battle of Swally: Forces of the British East India Company and Portugal engage off the coast of India, resulting in a British victory.
Saturday, November 21, 1495 (Julianian calendar)
Henry VII of England commissions the world's first dry dock at Portsmouth.
Saturday, November 21, 1411 (Julianian calendar)
Under the Yongle Emperor of Ming China, work begins to reinstate the ancient Grand Canal of China, which fell into disuse and dilapidation during the previous Yuan Dynasty. Between 1411 and 1415, a total of 165,000 laborers dredge the canal bed in Shandong, build new channels, embankments, and canal locks. Four large reservoirs in Shandong are also dug in order to regulate water levels instead of resorting to pumping water from local tables. A large dam is also constructed to divert water from the Wen River southwest into the Grand Canal.
Henry IV dismisses Prince Henry and his supporters from the government.
Sunday, November 21, 1406 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, November 22, 1335 (Julianian calendar)
Battle of Culblean: David Bruce defeats Edward Balliol in Scotland.
Pope Benedict XII begins to reform the Cistercians.
The School of Arts in Zaragoza
is founded (later known as the University of Zaragoza
in the 16th Century).
Carinthia and Carniola come under Habsburg rule. After the death of Duke Henry, the duchies are bestowed by Louis the Bavarian on the Dukes of Austria. From that time onwards, what is today Slovenia is ruled jointly with Austria until 1918.
Congress of Visegrád: The monarchs of Bohemia, Hungary, and Poland form an anti-Habsburg alliance.
Slavery is abolished in Sweden
Saturday, November 24, 1016 (Julianian calendar)
and the Genoese
republics launch a naval offensive against the Muslim strongholds of Sardegna
, in particular Porto Torres
and defeat the fleet of the taifa
king of Denia
, Mujahid al-Amiri al-Muwaffaq.
is king of England after Ethelred's death.
Melus of Bari makes a second attempt against Byzantine-held Southern Italy. To support his cause, he hires Norman mercenaries. Unwillingly Melo triggers the rise of the Norman rule over Italy.ref name=encyclopedia
Canute of Denmark and Edmund II divide England.
After Edmund's death, Canute is left as the sole ruler of England.
George Tsul, ruler of Khazaria, is captured by a combined Byzantine–Rus' force, which effectively ends Khazaria's existence.
Thursday, November 26, 722 (Julianian calendar)
is ordained as bishop of Germany by the pope.