Historical Events for 30th November 2019

1782 – Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence
1915 – St John Ervine’s “John Ferguson” premieres in Dublin
1924 – National Football League Championship: Cleveland Bulldogs (7-1-1) [formerly Canton] win first past the post title
1942 – German supply vessel Uckermark (formerly called the Altmark) explodes and sinks off Yokohama
1955 – “Pipe Dream” opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 245 performances
1956 – Jon Henricks swims world record 55.4 to win the men’s 100m at the Melbourne Olympics; rare Australian 1-2-3 with John Devitt and Gary Chapman taking the minor medals
1959 – Joe Foss named 1st commissioner of AFL
1967 – Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower announce their engagement
1974 – Most complete early human skeleton (Lucy, Australopithecus) discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia’s Afar Depression
2014 – Australia experiences its hottest spring and second-hottest November recorded

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