ON THIS DAY: November 30, 2016

November 30th is


Cities for Life Day *

Computer Security Day *

Mousse Day

National Methamphetamine
Awareness Day *


MORE! Jonathan Swift, Shirley Chisholm and Billy Idol, click



Barbados – Independence Dayinternational Flags

Bolivia – Taquiña:
San Andrés Festival

Iran – Martyrdom of Imam Reza

Norfolk Island – Thanksgiving Day

Philippines – Araw ni Bonifacio
(birth of Andrés Bonifacio)

Romania – Sfânful Andrei
(Saint Andrew, protector of Romania)

Scotland – St. Andrew’s Day
(patron saint of Scotland)

Yemen – Independence Day


On This Day in HISTORY

3340 BC – Earliest known record of a solar eclipse, in Ireland

1508 – Andrea Palladio, Italian architect


1667 – Jonathan Swift born, Irish satirist and essayist, Gulliver’s Travels

1786 – The Grand Duchy of Tuscany, under Pietro Leopoldo I, becomes the first modern civil state to abolish the death penalty – commemorated as Cities for Life Day *

1803 – Spain completes the process of ceding Louisiana to France

1804 – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase is impeached by the House of Representatives, accused of political bias. He is later acquitted by the Senate

1829 – First Welland Canal trial run, five years to the day from breaking ground


1835 – Mark Twain born, American novelist and humorist, Huckleberry Finn


1838 – Three days after French occupation of Vera Cruz Mexico declares war on France

1874 – Winston Churchill born, English politician and writer, British Prime Minister, Noble Prize laureate


1874 – Lucy Maud Montgomery born, English-Canadian writer, Anne of Green Gables



1886 – The Folies Bergère stages its first revue

1916 –  Costa Rica signs the Buenos Aires Convention, a copyright treaty

1924 – Shirley Chisholm born, first African American woman elected to the U. S. Congress (D-NY 1969-1983) and first woman candidate to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination


1934 – The LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman is the first steam locomotive authenticated as reaching 100 mph

1936 – In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire


1947 – David Mamet born, American playwright-screenwriter-director, American Buffalo

1954 – In Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, the Hodges meteorite crashes through a roof and hits a woman taking an afternoon nap; the only documented case in the Western Hemisphere of a human being hit by a rock from space

1955 – Billy Idol born, English singer-songwriter

1965 – The state government of Colorado declared this day to be Rolling Stones Day.

1966 – Barbados becomes independent from the United Kingdom.

1967 – The People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen becomes independent from the United Kingdom.

1968 – Sly & The Family Stone release “Everyday People”

1970 – George Harrison releases his triple album All Things Must Pass in U.K.

1971 – Iran seizes the Greater and Lesser Tunbs islands from the United Arab Emirates

1981 – In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe

1982 – Michael Jackson’s second solo album Thriller is released worldwide, becoming the best-selling record album in history

1988 – First Computer Security Day *

1995 – U.S. President Bill Clinton visits Northern Ireland and speaks in favor of the Northern Ireland peace process to a huge rally at Belfast City Hall; he calls terrorists “yesterday’s men”.

1998 – Exxon and Mobil sign a $73.7 billion agreement to merge, creating ExxonMobil, the world’s largest company

1999 – Battle in Seattle: demonstrations against a World Trade Organization meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies

Seattle-1999 WTO-Protest.jpg

2005 – John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York


2006 – President George W. Bush signs the proclamation for the first National Methamphetamine Awareness Day *



  • Lemon mousse
  • International flags
  • Palladio building designs
  • Opening the First Welland Canal by JD Kelly
  • First page of Huckleberry Finn
  • Winston Churchill ‘continue’ quote
  • Anne of Green Gables first edition cover plus first page
  • Shirley Chisholm campaign poster
  • The Crystal Palace, Hyde Park, London, in 1851 – © RIBA Library Drawings
  • “Battle in Seattle” 1999 protests of World Trade Organization policies
  • John Sentamu, 97th Archbishop of York



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Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for over 50 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband.
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5 Responses to ON THIS DAY: November 30, 2016

  1. ann summers says:

    Happy Crystal Haggis Palace Day

    Scotland – St. Andrew’s Day
    (patron saint of Scotland)
    National Methamphetamine Awareness Day *

  2. wordcloud9 says:

    I’ll toast you with Lemon Mousse! (and offer a virtual wee dram of single-malt Scotch to you and Chuck Stanley)

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