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1874 : Birth of Winston Churchill

On November 30, 1874, Winston Churchill, a man with an incredibly busy life, was born. He began his adult life with a military career in India, Sudan and South Africa, before entering politics and starting a literary career. During World War I, he was part of government until the Dardanelles disaster. Then he led a battalion on the front in France before returning to the government. After a period when he was a bit left out, he was called back in 1939 as First Lord of the Admiralty, then Prime Minister in 1940. The British people had to stand alone against Nazi Germany and Churchill promised them that he would never surrender. He then succeeded to convince Roosevelt and Stalin to join him. The Conservative Party lost the elections at the end of the war, but Churchill became Prime Minister again in 1951 and remained so until 1955. He then remained in politics while engaged in his literary career and even won a Nobel Prize in Literature.

1939 : USSR invades Finland

On November 30, 1939, 465,000 Soviet troops invaded Finland. The Soviet Union believed that the attack would be easy. However, in fact, the Finnish resistance was very strong even if it did not have great resources. Finland still had to negotiate with the Soviet Union from March 1940.

1950 : Truman wants to nuke Korea

On November 30, 1947, U.S. President Truman said he was prepared to use the atomic bomb against Korea if necessary.

1979 : Release of The Wall

On November 30, 1979, Pink Floyd released their fourth album: The Wall. Its flagship title, Another Brick in the Wall, became No. 1 worldwide.

1994 : The Achille Lauro sank off the coast of Africa

On 30 November 1994, the cruise ship, the Achille Lauro, belonging to the StarLauro company and carrying 1,000 passengers, sank off the coast of Somalia. A fire had broken out on board. Passengers were evacuated in lifeboats. A tug arrived to bring her back to the nearest port when a strong explosion occurred, killing two people and sinking the ship. The Achille Lauro had already made the headlines in 1971 when she sank an Italian fishing boat in the Mediterranean and in 1985, when she was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists.

Novità del giorno : 30 Novembre

Independance Day in Barbados
November 30 is Independence Day in Barbados which celebrates its independence gained against the United Kingdom on November 30, 1966.
St. Andrew's Day in Scotland
November 30 is the Feast of St. Andrew in Scotland. This has been a public holiday since 2007. Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland.

Citazione del giorno : 30 Novembre

Mark Twain
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.

Compleanni : 30 Novembre

Jonathan Swift, Scrittore irlandese (1667)
Ernst Chladni, Fisico tedesco (1756)
Carl Loewe, Compositore tedesco (1796)
Mark Twain, Scrittore americano (1835)
Afonso Pena, 6o presidente del Brasile (1847)
Gustaf Dalén, Fisico svedese, Premio Nobel (1869)
Winston Churchill, Primo Ministro del Regno Unito (1940-1945 e 1951-1955), premio Nobel per la letteratura (1874)
John Dickson Carr, Scrittore americano (1906)
Henry Taube, Chimico canadese americano, premio Nobel (1915)
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Attore americano (1918)
Virginia Mayo, Attrice americana (1920)
Richard Crenna, Attore americano (1926)
Ridley Scott, Regista inglese (1937)
Roger Glover, Musicista galese (Deep Purple) (1945)
Mandy Patinkin, Attore americano (1952)
Billy Idol, Musicista inglese (1955)
Ben Stiller, Attore americano (1965)
Aldair, Calciatore brasiliano (1965)
David Berkoff, Nuotatore americano (1966)
Laurent Jalabert, Ciclista francese (1968)
Amy Ryan, Attrice americana (1969)
Olivier Schoenfelder, Pattinatore francese (1977)
Clémence Poésy, Attrice francese (1982)
Elisha Cuthbert, Attrice americana (1982)
Nigel de Jong, Calciatore olandese (1984)
Alan Hutton, Calciatore scozzese (1984)

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Nicolas de Grigny, Compositore francese (1703)
Oscar Wilde, Scrittore irlandese (1900)
Hélène Boucher, Aviatrice francese (1934)
Ernst Lubitsch, Regista americano (1947)
Francis Picabia, Pittore francese (1953)
Wilhelm Furtwängler, Direttore d'orchestra tedesco (1954)
Patrick Kavanagh, Scrittore irlandese (1967)
Nina Ricci, Stilista francese (1970)
Zeppo Marx, Attore americano (1979)
Lionel Stander, Attore americano (1994)
Engin Arık, Fisico turco (2007)
Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed