Wednesday, November 30, 2016
History for November 30 - On-This-Day.com:
Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835 - Writer ("Tom Sawyer," "Huckleberry Finn"), Winston Churchill (Britain) 1874, Allan Sherman 1924
Richard Crenna 1926, Dick Clark 1929 - Television personality ("American Bandstand"), G. Gordon Liddy 1930 - Radio talk show host, convicted for his role in the Watergate burglaries in 1972
1782 - The United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.
1853 - During the Crimean War, the Russian fleet attacked and destroyed the Turkish fleet at the battle of Sinope.
1858 - John Landis Mason received a patent for the first pepper shaker with a screw-on cap.
1875 - A.J. Ehrichson patented the oat-crushing machine.
1940 - Lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married.
1954 - In Sylacauga, AL, Elizabeth Hodges was injured when a meteorite crashed through the roof of her house. The rock weighed 8½-pounds.
1971 - ABC-TV aired "Brian's Song." The movie was about Chicago Bears' Brian Picolo and his friendship with Gale Sayers.
1989 - PLO leader Yasser Arafat was refused a visa to enter the United States in order to address the U.N. General Assebly in New York City.