November 30: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


(November 30, 1924)
Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to the United States Congress, was born on this day. photo source:


(November 30, 1966)
Barbados, a Caribbean island nation roughly 100 miles (160 kilometres) east of the Windward Islands, obtained internal autonomy in 1961 and full independence from Britain on this day in 1966. photo source:

(November 30, 1982)
Michael Jackson, an American singer and composer, released Thriller, which went on to become the best-selling album in the world and earned an unprecedented eight Grammy Awards. photo source:

(November 30, 1996)
The Stone of Scone, a piece of grey sandstone brought to England as war booty by King Edward I 700 years ago, has been returned to Scotland. photo source:

(November 30, 1999)
Exxon and Mobil agree to merge for $73.7 billion, becoming ExxonMobil, one of the world's largest oil and energy companies. photo source:


(November 30, 2007)
Evel Knievel, an American motorcycle daredevil most renowned for his death-defying stunts, including a breathtaking jump over the Caesars Palace Hotel's fountains in Las Vegas in 1968, died at the age of 69. photo source:

(November 30, 2018)
George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States (1989–93), passed away at the age of 94. photo source:

(Died on November 30, 2020)
Irina Antonova, Russian art historian (b. 1922).

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