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November 30: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on November 30

November 30th is also known as Mousse Day and Computer Security Day.

Welcome to the last day of November everybody! It’s the 334th day of the year, and Christmas is just around the corner.

Everyone who was born on November 30th shares the zodiac sign of Sagittarius.

Before we head into December, let’s find out all there is to know about what events happened on November 30th in history.

Did you know that on this day in 1872, the world’s first international soccer match took place? It was between England and Scotland and took place in Partick, Glasgow, ending in a 0-0 draw.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 30th in history!

What Happened On November 30 In History?


Ariana Grande released her “Thank U Next” music video.

It was the biggest music video launched on YouTube. The video broke several records on YouTube and Vevo and was nominated Video of the Year at MTV Video Music Awards 2019.

A rainbow in Taiwan was visible for a record-breaking 8 hours and 58 minutes.

The rainbow arched over northern Taiwan for nearly nine hours, making it the longest-lasting rainbow on record.

Following a ban on exporting beef products from the UK, the government announced that the ban on beef on the bone would be lifted.

In 1996 the European Union placed a ban on exports of British beef. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), more widely known as Mad Cow Disease, was detected in British beef. BSE had been linked with the human brain disease vCJD, so exports were banned.
Source BBC

Michael Jackson’s sixth studio album “Thriller” was released by Epic Records.

OTD in 1982: Michael Jackson's sixth studio album "Thriller" was released by Epic Records.
It was the best-selling album worldwide in 1983. Thriller was also the first album to become the best-selling in the United States for two years, in 1983 and 1984.

The Crystal Palace in London caught fire and was destroyed.

The building was initially constructed in 1851 using cast iron and plate glass. A small fire started following an explosion in the women's cloakroom, and around 89 fire engines and over 400 firemen came to help put out the ever-growing blaze. Sadly the firefighters were unable to succeed, and within hours, the palace was destroyed.

Thomas Gibson and James Mcgrath patented a steerable sled.

The improvements included foot propellers, brakes and steering apparatus.

German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann found The Mask of Agamemnon at the Greek site of Mycenae.

The Mask of Agamemnon is a gold funeral mask dating back to around 1600 BC. Schliemann found the mask alongside three others, but this was the most significant, and it is on display at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

The world’s first international soccer match took place.

OTD in 1872: The world's first international soccer match took place.
The game was between England and Scotland and happened at Hamilton Crescent, Partick, Glasgow. 4,000 people came to watch the game and it finished with a 0-0 draw.

The Balmis Expedition began in Spain. It’s considered the first international healthcare expedition in history.

The expedition led by Dr. Francisco Javier de Balmis aimed to vaccinate millions against smallpox in Spanish America and the Philippines.

Benjamin Franklin was awarded the Godfrey Copley Medal.


Pope Gregory XII was appointed head of the Catholic Church by a conclave of 15 cardinals in Rome.

Did you know that on this day, November 30th 1872, the world's first international soccer match took place?