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November 30, 2012

On this day in history….

1782 – The British sign a preliminary agreement in Paris, recognizing American independence.

1838 – Mexico declares war on France.

1861 – The British Parliament sends to Queen Victoria an ultimatum for the United States, demanding the release of two Confederate diplomats who were seized on the British ship Trent.

1864 – The Union wins the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.

1900 – The French government denounces British actions in South Africa, declaring sympathy for the Boers.

1900 – Oscar Wilde dies in a Paris hotel room after saying of the room’s wallpaper: “One of us had to go.”

1906 – President Theodore Roosevelt publicly denounces segregation of Japanese schoolchildren in San Francisco.

1919 – Women cast votes for the first time in French legislative elections.

1935 – Non-belief in Nazism is proclaimed grounds for divorce in Germany.

1945 – Russian forces take Danzig in Poland and invade Austria.

1948 – The Soviet Union complete the division of Berlin, installing the government in the Soviet sector.

1950 – President Truman declares that the United States will use the A-bomb to get peace in Korea.

1956 – The United States offers emergency oil to Europe to counter the Arab ban.

1961 – The – Soviet Union vetoes a UN seat for Kuwait, pleasing Iraq.

1974 – India and Pakistan decide to end a 10-year trade ban.

1974 – Pioneer II sends photos back to NASA as it nears Jupiter.

1979 – Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope in 1,000 years to attend an Orthodox mass.




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