Today in History for 30th November 2019

Historical Events

1523 – Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics
1931 – His Master’s Voice and Columbia Records merge into EMI
1967 – Senator Eugene McCarthy announces he will run for the US presidency on an anti-Vietnam war platform
1978 – France performs nuclear test
1980 – Uruguay’s new constitution rejected by referendum
2015 – NBA star Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers) announces his intention to retire at the end of the season

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Famous Birthdays

1817 – Theodor Mommsen, German historian and scholar (Imperial Lives, Nobel Prize in Literature 1902), born in Garding, Duchy of Schleswig (d. 1903)
1911 – Jorge Negrete [Moreno], Mexican singer and actor (The Rebel, La madrina del diablo), born in Guanajuato, Mexico (d. 1953)
1954 – Simonetta Stefanelli, Italian Actress (The Godfather)
1976 – Cypher Zero, American circus innovator (New York Circus Arts)
1977 – Kazumi Saitoh, Japanese baseball player
1977 – Iván Guerrero, Honduran footballer

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Famous Deaths

1761 – John Dollond, British optician and owner of 1st patent for achromatic lens, dies at 55
1792 – Ernst William Wolf, composer, dies at 57
1947 – Ernst Lubitsch, German actor, producer and film director (To Be or Not to Be, Love Parade, Anna Boleyn, Ninotchka), dies from a heart attack at 55
1987 – Simon Carmiggelt, journalist/literary (Kronkel), dies at 74
2006 – Elhadi Adam, Sudanese poet and lyricist (b. 1927)
2015 – Eldar Ryazanov, Russian film director and screenwriter (Carnival Night), dies at 88

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