November 30: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1803 - In New Orleans, Louisiana, Spanish representatives officially transfer the Louisiana Territory to a French representative. Just 20 days later, France transfers the same land to the United States as theLouisiana Purchase.
- 1872 - The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.
- 1934 - The steam locomotive Flying Scotsman becomes the first to officially exceed 100mph.
- 1982 - Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, is released.
- 2004 - Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with US$2,520,700, television's biggestgame show winnings.
- Famous Birthdays: Andrés de Urdaneta (Spanish captain and explorer), Jonathan Swift (Irish author), Mark Twain (American author), Winston Churchill (English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate), Dick Clark (American television host and producer, founded Dick Clark Productions)
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