1804 – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase went on trial accused of political bias. He was later acquitted by the U.S. Senate.
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
1523 – Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics
1630 – 16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague
1648 – English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I
1678 – Roman Catholics banned from English parliament
1700 – 8,000 Swedish troops under King Charles XII defeated an army of at least 50,000 Russians at the Battle of Narva. King Charles XII died on this day.
1735 – States of Holland forbid Free Masonry
1782 – The United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.
1803 – Spain completed the process of ceding Louisiana to France.
1804 – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase went on trial accused of political bias. He was later acquitted by the U.S. Senate. https://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/senate-puts-supreme-court-justice-on-trial-nov-30-1804-231879
1838 – Three days after the French occupation of Vera Cruz Mexico declared war on France.
1853 – During the Crimean War, the Russian fleet attacked and destroyed the Turkish fleet at the battle of Sinope.
1866 – Work begins on 1st US underwater highway tunnel in Chicago
1900 – The First Isthmian Canal Commission, appointed by the President having examined possible routes for a canal, issues its report favoring that through Nicaragua over the Panama route
1902 – American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch gang Kid Curry Logan sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor
1906 – George Parker Bidder, President of the Marine Biological Association (UK) released a glass bottle with a message into the North Sea. The bottle spent 108 years and 38 days at sea before it was found on the shores of Germany in 2015.
1908 – The US Secretary of State and Japan’s ambassador to the US exchange notes in what becomes known as the Root-Takahira Agreement: they affirm support for an independent China with an ‘open door’ policy and for the status quo in the Pacific
1909 – British House of Lords rejects David Lloyd George’s ‘People’s Budget’, which tried to shift tax burden to the wealthy. Leads to the Parliament Act; intent to stop unelected house overruling will of the elected house.
1928 – General Mills stock debuted on the New York Stock Exhchange.
1936 – London’s famed Crystal Palace was destroyed in a fire. The structure had been constructed for the International Exhibition of 1851.
1938 – Fascist coup in Romania fails
1938 – Germany bans Jews being lawyers
1939 – The Russo-Finnish War began when 20 divisions of Soviet troops invaded Finland.
1947 – Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked
1947 – Civil War in Palestine, Also known as the Civil War in Mandatory Palestine, the conflict began the day after the United Nations General Assembly voted on a resolution that provided a partition plan for Palestine. The war was wracked by violence which began on November 30 after two buses full of Israeli passengers were attacked by Arab gunmen and snipers shot pedestrians in Tel Aviv. On May 14, Israel declared itself an independent state and on May 15, the Civil War turned into a regional war after a coalition of Arab states that included Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, joined the conflict.
1949 – Chinese Communists captured Chungking.
1950 – US President Harry Truman threatens China with atom bomb
1953 – Edward Mutesa II, kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda
1956 – CBS replayed the program “Douglas Edward and the News” three hours after it was received on the West Coast. It was the world’s first broadcast via videotape.
1957 – Assassination attempt on Indonesian President Sukarno, kills 8
1966 – The former British colony of Barbados became independent.
1967 – Senator Eugene McCarthy announces he will run for the US presidency on an anti-Vietnam war platform
1971 – ABC-TV aired “Brian’s Song.” The movie was about Chicago Bears’ Brian Picolo and his friendship with Gale Sayers.
1979 – Ted Koppel becomes anchor of late nightly news on Iran “America Held Hostage” (ABC)
1981 – The U.S. and the Soviet Union opened negotiations in Geneva that were aimed at reducing nuclear weapons in Europe.
1983 – Police free kidnapped beer magnate Alfred Heineken in Amsterdam
1986 – “Time” magazine published an interview with U.S. President Reagan. In the article, Reagan described fired national security staffer Oliver North as a “national hero.”
1988 – Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs
1989 – PLO leader Yasser Arafat was refused a visa to enter the United States in order to address the U.N. General Assebly in New York City.
1993 – U.S. President Clinton signed into law the Brady Bill. The bill required a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases and background checks of prospective buyers.
1995 – President Clinton became the first U.S. chief executive to visit Northern Ireland.
1999 – In Seattle, Washington, United States, protests against the WTO meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies
2001 – For the first time in it’s history, McDonald’s teamed up with a retail partner on its Happy Meal promotions. Toys R Us provided plush figures from it’s Animal Alley.
2007 – Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office hostage crisis: Leeland Eisenberg enters campaign office of Hillary Clinton in Rochester, New Hampshire with suspected bomb and holds three people hostage for 5 hours
2018 – Marriot Hotels reveal massive data breach – 500 million guests affected in one of largest-ever company hacks
2019 – Gun battle between suspected cartel and security forces at Villa Unión city hall, northern Mexico, kills 21
2020 – Australia condemns doctored photo of Australian soldier threatening Afghan child with knife on Chinese official’s Twitter, marking new low in the two countries relationship
2021 – 15 year old student shoots four death and injures seven at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan
REFERENCE: history.net, onthisday.com, thepeopleshistory.com, timeanddate.com, scopesys.com, on-this-day.com