Today in History for 30th November 2018

Historical Events

1735 – States of Holland forbid Free Masonry
1939 – USSR invades Finland, bombs Helsinki
1942 – German supply vessel Uckermark (formerly called the Altmark) explodes and sinks off Yokohama
1963 – 28th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-8 in Birmingham, Auburn’s first points in the series in five years
1979 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1981 – Porn star John Holmes arrested on fugitive charges

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Famous Birthdays

1855 – Marie WF Treub, Dutch economist/minister of Agriculture/Finance
1930 – James Felton Boyd, Rocky Mount NC, light HW boxer (Olympic gold 1956)
1960 – Rich Fields, American television personality
1966 – David Nicholls, English novelist and screenwriter
1976 – Cypher Zero, American circus innovator (New York Circus Arts)
1987 – Dougie Poynter, British singer and bassist (McFly)

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Famous Deaths

1761 – John Dollond, British optician and owner of 1st patent for achromatic lens, dies at 55
1900 – Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright and novelist (Importance of Being Earnest), dies in Paris at 46
1931 – Marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas, French composer, dies at 46
1972 – Hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Kubiniana, Requiem), dies at 71
2000 – Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy), drowns in a sailing accident at 45
2015 – Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese soldier and Manga artist (GeGeGe no Kitarō), dies at 93

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