Today in History, English
Today in History, English

135511November 29Death2014 – Dwayne Alons, American general and politician (b. 1946)
135512November 29Death2014 – Dick Bresciani, American businessman (b. 1938)
135513November 29Death2014 – Luc De Vos, Belgian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Gorki) (b. 1962)
135514November 29Death2014 – Brian Macdonald, Canadian dancer and choreographer (b. 1928)
135515November 29Death2014 – Mark Strand, Canadian-American author, poet, academic and poet laureate of the United States (b. 1934)
135516November 29Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Blessed Bernardo de HoyosBrendan of BirrCuthbert MayneRadboud of UtrechtSaturninNovember 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
135517November 29Holiday and observanceInternational Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (International)
135518November 29Holiday and observanceLiberation Day or Dita e Çlirimit (Albania)
135519November 29Holiday and observanceRepublic Day (Yugoslavia)
135520November 29Holiday and observanceUnity Day (Vanuatu)
135521November 29Holiday and observanceWilliam Tubman's Birthday (Liberia)
135522November 30Event3340 BC – Earliest believed record of an eclipse.
135523November 30Event1707 – The second Siege of Pensacola comes to end with the failure of the British to capture Pensacola, Florida.
135524November 30Event1718 – King Charles XII of Sweden dies during a siege of the fortress of Fredriksten in Norway.
135525November 30Event1782 – American Revolutionary War: Treaty of Paris – In Paris, representatives from the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign preliminary peace articles (later formalized as the 1783 Treaty of Paris).
135526November 30Event1786 – The Grand Duchy of Tuscany, under Pietro Leopoldo I, becomes the first modern state to abolish the death penalty (later commemorated as Cities for Life Day).
135527November 30Event1803 – In New Orleans, 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 the Louisiana Purchase.
135528November 30Event1804 – The Democratic-Republican-controlled United States Senate begins an impeachment trial of Federalist Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase.
135529November 30Event1824 – Ground is broken at Allanburg, Ontario, for the building of the first Welland Canal.
135530November 30Event1829 – First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking.
135531November 30Event1853 – Crimean War: Battle of Sinop – The Imperial Russian Navy under Pavel Nakhimov destroys the Ottoman fleet under Osman Pasha at Sinop, a sea port in northern Turkey.
135532November 30Event1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Franklin – The Confederate Army of Tennessee led by General John Bell Hood mounts a dramatically unsuccessful frontal assault on Union positions commanded by John McAllister Schofield around Franklin, Tennessee, with H
135533November 30Event1868 – A statue of King Charles XII of Sweden is inaugurated in Stockholm's Kungsträdgården.
135534November 30Event1872 – The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.
135535November 30Event1886 – The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.
135536November 30Event1902 – American Old West: Kid Curry Logan, second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor.
135537November 30Event1908 – A mine explosion in Marianna, Pennsylvania, kills 154.
135538November 30Event1916 – Costa Rica signs the Buenos Aires Convention, a copyright treaty.
135539November 30Event1934 – The LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman becomes the first steam locomotive to be authenticated as reaching 100 mph.
135540November 30Event1936 – In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire.

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