November 30 in History
1718November 30, 1718:
King Charles XII of Sweden is assassinated during a siege of the Fredriksten fortress.
1908November 30, 1908:
The Root-Takahira Agreement is signed by Japan and the United States to prevent the possibility of going to war.
1936November 30, 1936:
The Crystal Palace, a giant exhibition hall in Hyde Park, London is destroyed by fire.
1966November 30, 1966:
The island of Barbados becomes fully independent of British colonial rule.
1974November 30, 1974:
“Greatest Hits” by Elton John peaks at number 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
1982November 30, 1982:
Michael Jackson’s sixth studio album, “Thriller” is issued.
- November 30, 1982:
“Gandhi”, a period biographical film based on Mahatma Gandhi’s life is released.
1999November 30, 1999:
The oil and energy company, ExxonMobil is established through the amalgamation of Exxon and Mobil.
2001November 30, 2001:
Notorious serial killer Gary Ridgway, who would later plead guilty to killing 48 women, is arrested in Washington.