Osun Defender History Corner: November 30 In Focus

Osun Defender History Corner: November 30 In Focus
  • PublishedNovember 30, 2023

Today, on the history corner, we take a trip in the realm of flashback and recall some events that marked this day.

November 30, 334 BC

The Battle of Issus takes place between Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia.

November 30, 1782

The United States and Great Britain sign preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the American Revolutionary War.

November 30, 1803

Spain cedes the Louisiana Territory to France via the Treaty of San Ildefonso.

November 30, 1872

The first-ever international football match takes place between Scotland and England in Glasgow.

November 30, 1936

London’s Crystal Palace is destroyed in a fire.

November 30, 1954

In Sylacauga, Alabama, a meteorite crashes through a roof and hits a woman, becoming the first documented case of a person being injured by a meteorite.

November 30, 1966

Barbados gains independence from the United Kingdom.

November 30, 1971

The Soviet Union launches Mars 3, which later becomes the first spacecraft to land on Mars.

November 30, 1982

Michael Jackson’s album “Thriller” is released, becoming the best-selling album of all time.

November 30, 1993

U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act into law.

November 30, 1995

U.S. President Bill Clinton visits Northern Ireland, encouraging the “peace process.”

November 30, 2004

Lion Air Flight 538 crashes in Surakarta, Indonesia, killing 26 people.

November 30, 2013

Iran agrees to limit its nuclear development program in exchange for sanctions relief.

November 30, 2015

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) probe enters orbit around Mars.

November 30, 2016

The Colombian government and FARC rebels sign a revised peace deal, ending 52 years of conflict.

November 30, 2019

Pope Francis visits Japan, becoming the first pope to do so in 38 years.

November 30, 2020

Diego Maradona, legendary Argentine footballer, passes away at the age of 60.

November 30, 2020

SpaceX launches its first operational crewed mission, Crew-1, to the International Space Station.

November 30, 2020

The Tigray conflict begins in Ethiopia, leading to a humanitarian crisis.

November 30, 2021

The James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, is scheduled to launch (as planned at my last update).

Please note that these are just a few historical events that happened on November 30. History is full of numerous other significant events on this day, ranging from politics and warfare to cultural and scientific milestones.

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