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Today in History - November 30th
1782 - Today in history, the United States
and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.
1803 - Spain completed the process of ceding Louisiana to France.
1835 - On this day in history, Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born. He wrote "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn" under the name Mark Twain.
1886 - The Folies Bergère staged its first revue.
1897 - Today in history, Thomas Edison's own motion picture projector had its first commercial exhibition.
1938 - Germany banned Jews being lawyers.
1989 - On this day in history, PLO leader Yasser Arafat was refused a visa to enter the US in order to address the U.N. General Assembly in New York City.
1993 - Bill Clinton signed into law the Brady Bill. The bill required a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases and background checks of prospective buyers.
1998 - Today in history, Deutsche Bank announced a $10 billion USD deal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution in the world.
2001 - For the first time in its history, McDonald's teamed up with a retail partner on its Happy Meal promotions. Toys R Us provided plush figures from its Animal Alley.
SCIENCE, INVENTIONS, PATENTS - Today in History, November 30th
1875 - On this day in history, A.J. Ehrichson patented the oat-crushing machine.
1900 - A German engineer patented front-wheel drive for automobiles.
1924 - Today in history, the first photo facsimile was transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)
1956 - CBS replayed the program "Douglas Edward and the News" three hours after it was received on the West Coast. It was the world's first broadcast via videotape.
MUSIC HISTORY - Today in History, November 30th
1968 - On this day in history, Sly & The Family Stone's "Everyday People" was released.
1970 - George Harrison released his triple album set "All Things Must Pass"
1988 - Today in history, LL Cool J performed the first rap concert held in Africa.
1994 - Tupac Shakur was shot five times during a robbery outside a New York City recording studio. He survived the shooting, but was killed two years later in Las Vegas.
1994 - On this day in history, The Beatles' first album in 25 years, "Live at BBC," was released in Britain
2003 - In New York, a block of East 2nd Street was officially renamed Joey Ramone Place.
SPORTS - Today in History, November 30th
1952 - Today in history, Jackie Robinson charged NY Yankees with racism.
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS - November 30th
Jonathan Swift 1666
Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835
Winston Churchill (Britain) 1874
Efren Zimbalist, Jr. 1918
Virginia Mayo 1920
Dick Clark 1929
Abbie Hoffman 1936
Billy Idol 1955
Ben Stiller 1965
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