November 30 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

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

1648 English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I

1786 Grand Duke of Tuscany Leopold II promulgates a penal reform, making his the 1st state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 commemorated as Cities for Life Day.

1876 Archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann finds the gold Mask of Agamemnon at Mycenae (modern Greece) “the Mona Lisa of prehistory” [1]

Today’s Historical Events

306 St Marcellus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

722 Pope Gregory II names Boniface as missionary bishop

1016 Cnut the Great [Canute], King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund ‘Ironside’

1215 Pope Innocent III closes 4th council of Lateranen

1406 Angelo Correr elected Pope Gregory XII

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

1554 England reconciles with Pope Julius III

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1949 KOTV TV channel 6 in Tulsa, Oklahoma (CBS) begins broadcasting

1952 Jackie Robinson accuses the NY Yankees of racial bias on national television

1958 WKBW TV channel 7 in Buffalo, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting

1969 American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond makes his only appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show”, singing “Sweet Caroline” and “Holly, Holy”

1971 Emmy and Peabody Award-winning TV movie “Brian’s Song”, about the friendship of Chicago Bears football teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers (based on Sayers’ autobiography) premieres on ABC, starring James Caan and Billie Dee Williams

1972 BBC bans Wings’ “Hi, Hi, Hi”

1979 Ted Koppel becomes anchor of late nightly news on Iran “America Held Hostage” (ABC)

1980West Side Story” closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 341 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1885 Opera “El Cid” premieres (Paris)

1955 “Pipe Dream” opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 245 performances

1957 “Happy Hunting” closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 413 performances

1973 Paul McCartney & Wings release album “Band on the Run” in the UK

1974 “Good Evening” closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 438 performances

1974 “Mack & Mabel” closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 66 performances

1979 Pink Floyd‘s “The Wall” released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks

1980 “Banjo Dancing” closes at Century Theater NYC after 38 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1872 First international soccer game, Scotland draws with England (0-0) in Glasgow

1893 2nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 40-16 in Montgomery

1908 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Melbourne, Australia: Anthony Wilding representing Australasia beats American Fred Alexander 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 to give defending champions a 3-2 victory

1912 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Hamilton Alerts win their only title; beat Toronto Argonauts, 11-4

1912 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Melbourne, Australia: James Cecil Parke beats Rodney Heaths 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to give British Isles 3-2 victory over defending champions Australasia

1924 National Football League Championship: Cleveland Bulldogs (7-1-1) [formerly Canton] win first past the post title

1928 Australian cricket legend Don Bradman makes an inauspicious Test debut; scores 18 & 1 vs England in 1st Test in Brisbane; dropped to 12th man for 2nd Test

1929 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Hamilton Tigers take their 4th title; beat Regina Roughriders, 14-3