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NOVEMBER 30

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Computer Security Day
(Observed on November 30 since 1988)
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1711 Ebenezer Kinnersley (English Pioneer in the Study of Electricity) British Scientists & Mathematicians Electricity Center for the Study of Society and Technology
1761 Smithson Tennant (English Chemist Who Discovered Iridium and Osmium) English Scientists & Mathematicians Chemistry Osmium Iridium Diamond
1843 Martha G. Ripley (Vermont-born Public Health Measure Crusader Who Established Minneapolis Minnesota's Maternity Hospital) Vermont Mathematicians and Scientists Minneapolis Minnesota Women Health Care Minnesota Historical Society
1869 Nils Dalén (Swedish Physicist: 1912 Nobel Laureate in Physics) Swedish Scientists & Mathematicians 1912 Nobel Laureate in Physics
1889 Edgar Douglas Adrian (English Neurophysiologist: 19312 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine) English Scientists & Mathematicians 1932 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
1915 Henry Taube (Canadian Chemist: 1983 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) Henry Taube Chemistry Metals 1983 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
1926 Andrew V. Schally (Polish Chemist: 1977 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine) Polish Scientists & Mathematicians Chemistry 1977 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2001 Robert Tools (Alabama-born African-American: Lived 151 Days as the First Recipient of a Fully Self-Contained Artificial Heart) Alabama Explorers and Pioneers Medical Research Heart African-American Heritage Jewish Hospital
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1609 Galileo Records His Firsts Observations of the Face of the Moon Galileo Galilei Space and Astronomy The Moon Historic Firsts National Center for Academic Research
1783 5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Is Largest in New Jersey's Recorded History New Jersey Earthquake USGS
1834 A Total Eclipse of the Sun Is Visible Over Arkansas: 11:30 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. Arkansas The Sun Arkansas History Commission
1858 John Landis Mason Receives U.S. Patent #22186 for the Mason Jar Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions McClung Museum USPTO
1889 African-American Inventor, S.R. Scratton, Patents a Curtain Rod Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions African-American Scientists & Inventors Indiana University
1893 The Ohio Hospital for Epileptics Opens in Gallipolis Gallipolis, Ohio Epilepsy Ohio Historical Society
1897 African-American Inventor, J.A. Sweeting, Patents Cigarette Rolling Device Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions African-American Scientists & Inventors St. Louis Public Library
1899 Hartford Electric Makes First Commercial Use of Aluminum Electrical Conductors Aluminum Electricity History of Technology Historic First Hartford Electric Company
1901 Monsanto Incorporates Indiana University Chemistry Business & Economics
1925 Miami, Florida Receives a Record 14.1 Inches of Rain During a 12-Hour Period Miami, Florida Storms Florida Historical Society
1950 In a Press Conference President Truman Threatens Chinese with the Atomic Bomb China President Truman Korean War Nuclear Weapons University of California Santa Barbara
1954 Alabama Woman Is First Person in Recorded History to be Struck by a Meteorite Alabama Meteorites Historic First History Channel Alabama State Archives
1960 Novelist Ernest Hemingway Undergoes Shock Treatment for Depression at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota Rochester, Minnesota Ernest Hemingway American Authors Mental Health Minnesota Historical Society
1967 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 18 Along the Albania-Yugoslavia Border Albania Yugoslavia Earthquake Death USGS
1970 NASA Launches the OAO-B Automated Orbiting Astronomical Observatory B Space Exporation Spaces & Astronomy NASA
1974 Leakeys Uncover Landmark Female Fossilized Remains "Lucy" in Ethiopia Ethiopia Richard Leakey Anthropology PBS
1982 Animal Rights Activists Bomb British Prime Minister's Residence, #10 Downing Street Animals Terrorism BBC
1987 7.9 Magnitude Earthquake Is Centered in the Gulf of Alaska Alaska Earthquake USGS
2000 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Endeavor (STS-97) for the International Space Station Space Shuttle International Space Station NASA

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