NOVEMBER 30 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1508 – Andrea Palladio the Italian architect and designer of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and Teatro Olimpico was born on the 30th November 1508 (died 1580).

1722 – Theodore Gardelle the Swiss painter was born on the 30th November 1722 (died 1761).

1805Christian Ruben the German painter was born in Trier on the 30th November 1805 (died 9th July 1875 aged 69). Christian Ruben studied in Düsseldorf under Peter von Cornelius, then settled in Munich, where he worked on the designs for the new stained glass windows for the Regensburg Cathedral and a church in Auer. He also worked on designs for the decoration of Hohenschwangau Castle, including oil paintings as well. In 1841 Christian Ruben was appointed director at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, and from 1852 to 1872 he was director at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. His son Franz Ruben was also a painter. Christian Ruben’s pupils included Jaroslav Čermák and Karel Javůrek.

Columbus discovers America 1492 voyage ship sea sails crew men 1800s oil painting canvas German artist Ruben Christian
“Columbus discovers America” an 1846 oil painting on canvas by German artist Ruben Christian (size: 145 x 190 cm)

1825 – William-Adolphe Bouguereau the French painter was born on the 30th November 1825 (died 1905).

1829 – The First Welland Canal opened for a trial run on the 30th November 1829, 5 years to the day since the ground breaking.

1835 – Mark Twain the American author was born on the 30th November 1835 (died 1910).

1872 – The first-ever international football match took place at Hamilton CrescentGlasgow, between Scotland and England on the 30th November 1872.

1874 – Winston Churchill the English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Nobel Prize laureate was born on the 30th November 1874 (died 1965).

1886 – The Folies Bergère staged its first revue on the 30th November 1886.

1904 – Clyfford Still the American painter was born on the 30th November 1904 (died 1980).

1912 – Gordon Parks the American photographer and director was born on the 30th November 1912 (died 2006).

1931 – Margot Zemach the American children’s book illustrator was born on the 30th November 1931 (died 1989).

1933 – Jeanloup Sieff the French photographer was born on the 30th November 1933 (died 2000).

1934 – The Flying Scotsman steam locomotive became the first to officially exceed 100mph on the 30th November 1934.

1937 – Frank Ifield the English-Australian singer was born on the 30th November 1937. Frank Ifield official website:

1940 – Lucille Ball married Desi Arnaz in Greenwich, Connecticut on the 30th November 1940.

1952 – Keith Giffen the American writer and illustrator was born on the 30th November 1952.

1953 – June Pointer the American singer from thePointer Sisters was born on the 30th November 1953 (died 2006).

1954 – The Hodges Meteorite in Sylacauga, Alabama, United States crashed through a roof and hit a woman taking an afternoon nap in the only documented case of a human being hit by a rock from space on the 30th November 1954.

1955 – Billy Idol the English singer-songwriter originally from the punk rock bands Generation X and Chelsea was born on the 30th November 1955.

1958 – Stacey Q the American singer-songwriter was born on the 30th November 1958.

1958 – IZ the Wiz the American painter was born on the 30th November 1958 (died 2009).

1965 – Ben Stiller the American actor, screenwriter, director and producer was born on the 30th November 1965.

1966 – Barbados became independent from the United Kingdom on the 30th November 1966.

1967 – The People’s Republic of South Yemen became independent from the United Kingdom on the 30th November 1967.

1982 – Michael Jackson‘s Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released on the 30th November 1982.

1995 – Desert Storm officially ended on the 30th November 1995.

1998 – Exxon and Mobil signed a $73.7 billion USD agreement to merge on the 30th November 1998, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world’s largest company.

1999 – British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE SystemsEurope‘s largest defense contractor and the 4th largest aerospace firm in the world on the 30th November 1999.

2004 – Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah, the longtime Jeopardy! champion finally lost on the 30th November 2004, leaving him with US$2,520,700, television’s biggest game show winnings.

2013Paul Walker the American actor and producer died on the 30th November 2013 aged 40 (born 12th September 1973). Paul Walker is best known for his roles in Varsity Blues and The Fast and the Furious film series. Paul Walker’s official website: | Paul Walker verified Facebook: | Paul Walker verified Twitter: | Paul Walker’s charity: Reach Out WorldWide: | YouTube video: Fast & Furious 6 Official Trailer #1 (2013)…

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