1782: Preliminary articles of peace – documents which would later become formal as the 1783 Treaty of Paris – are signed by representatives from Great Britain and the U.S in Paris during the American Revolutionary War.
1804: The U.S Senate begins the impeachment trial of Federalist Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase.
1853: The Ottoman Fleet commanded by Oshman Pasha is destroyed by the Imperial Russian Naval force that’s led by Pavel Nakhimov at the Battle of Sinop during the Crimean War.
1864: When the Confederate Army of Tennessee attack the Union Army of the Ohio at the Battle of Franklin during the American Civil War, they incur serious losses.
1942: Naval combat breaks out at the Battle of Tassafaronga during World War II between a United States Naval cruiser force under the command of Carleton H. Wright and Japanese destroyers under the command of Raizo Tanaka.
1954: The Hodges meteorite comes crashing through the roof of a building and hits a woman who was taking an afternoon nap in Sylacauga, Alabama.
1966: Barbados gains its independence from the U.K.
1967: The People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen gains its independence from the U.K.
1998: Mobil and Exxon merge in a deal worth more than $73 billion dollars. This creates ExxonMobil – one of the largest corporations in the entire world.
Famous Birthdays on November 30
Irish satirist and essayist, Jonathan Swift is born in 1667.
American lawyer and politician, William Livingston is born in 1723.
Scottish surgeon and explorer, Alexander Berry is born in 1781.
American humorist and novelist, Mark Twain is born in 1835.
Canadian soldier, physician and poet, John McCrae is born in 1872.
Czech poet and author, Božena Benešová is born in 1873.
English Prime Minister of the U.K and Nobel Prize laureate, Winston Churchill is born in 1874
English-Canadian poet and author, Lucy Maud Montgomery is born in 1874.