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Monday, November 30, 2020.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1949 - Chinese Communists captured Chungking
  • 1949 - KOTV TV channel 6 in Tulsa, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950 - US Pres Truman threatens China with atom bomb
  • 1952 - Jackie Robinson charges NY Yankees with racism
  • 1953 - French parachutist under Col De Castries attacks Dien Bien Phu
  • 1954 - 1st meteorite known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga Ala)
  • 1954 - 20th Heisman Trophy Award: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin (FB)
  • 1954 - John Str˜dom succeeds Malan as premier of South Africa
  • 1955 - "Pipe Dream" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 245 performances
  • 1955 - Argentine government disbands Peronistic party
  • 1956 - 1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News)
  • 1956 - Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1957 - "Happy Hunting" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 413 performances
  • 1957 - 45th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 32-7
  • 1957 - Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, kills 8
  • 1958 - 1st guided missile destroyer launched, Dewey, Bath, Me
  • 1958 - WKBW TV channel 7 in Buffalo, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 - Joe Foss named 1st commissioner of AFL
  • 1960 - French Senate condemns building own nuclear weapons
  • 1960 - Tad Mosels "All the Way Home," premieres in NYC
  • 1961 - Billy Williams of the Cubs is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1961 - USSR vetoes Kuwaits application for UN membership
  • 1962 - U Thant of Burma elected 3rd Secretary-General of UN unanimously
  • 1963 - 51st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats BC Lions, 21-10
  • 1963 - Martin Walser's "šberlebensgross Herr Krott," premieres in Stuttgart
  • 1964 - USSR launches Zond 2 towards Mars; no data returned
  • 1966 - Barbados gains independence from Britain (Natl Day)
  • 1966 - Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland
  • 1967 - Democratic People's republic of Yemen gains independence
  • 1967 - Julie Nixon & David Eisenhower announce their engagement
  • 1967 - Kuria Muria Islands ceded by Britain to Oman
  • 1967 - People's Democratic Republic of Yemen declares independence from UK
  • 1967 - People's Rep of South Yemen (Aden) gains independence from Britain
  • 1967 - Sen Eugene McCarthy begins run for US presidency