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Once Upon A Time – November 30 – 2017 – World’s Longest Recorded Rainbow – 8 Hrs 58 Min In Taipei’s Yangmingshan Mountain Range

1016 – Cnut the Great [Canute], King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund ‘Ironside’

1487 – The first German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot), is promulgated in Munich by Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria stating beer should be brewed from only three ingredients – water, malt and hops

1648 – English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I

1786 – Grand Duke of Tuscany Leopold II promulgates a penal reform, making it the 1st state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 commemorated as Cities for Life Day.

1876 – Archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann finds the gold Mask of Agamemnon at Mycenae (modern Greece) “the Mona Lisa of prehistory”

More Historical Events

November 30 in Film & TV

1982 – “Gandhi” directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Ben Kingsley and John Gielgud premieres in New Delhi (Best Picture 1983)

November 30 in Music

1979 – Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks

1982 – “Thriller”, 6th studio album by Michael Jackson is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1984, best-selling album of all time, Billboard Album of the Year 1983)

1994 – Beatles’ 1st album in 25 years, “Live at the BBC”, is released in Britain

November 30 in Sport

1872 – First international soccer game, Scotland draws with England (0-0) in Glasgow


2017 – World’s longest recorded rainbow – 8 hrs 58 min in Taipei’s Yangmingshan Mountain range

1954 – Ann Hodges is bruised by a meteor at Sylacauga, Alabama in first modern instance of a meteorite striking a human

Famous Weddings

1940 – “I Love Lucy” actress Lucille Ball (28) weds Cuban actor and singer Desi Arnaz (23) in Greenwich, Connecticut.

1945 – Actress Bette Davis (37) weds artist William Grant Sherry

1973 – Sci-fi author Issac Asimov (53) weds second wife psychoanalyst and Sci-fi author Janet Jeppson (47)

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