Sunday, the 30th of November, 2014 is the 334th day in 2014 and in the 48th calendar week.
General Events:
Cities for Life Day
November 30, 2014 in the World
Cities for Life Day is celebrated on November 30, 2014. On the Cities for Life Day, cities around the world celebrate the first abolition of the death penalty by a European state, decreed by Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine in 1786 for his Grand Duchy of Tuscany. On this occasion the participating cities show their commitment for life and against the death penalty. On this day, participating cities illuminate a symbolic monument, such as the Atomium in Brussels, the Colosseum in Rome and the Plaza de Santa Ana in Madrid. Participating cities include more than 60 capitals worldwide, and over 1,200 cities and towns around the world. By this symbolic action, these cities demand a stay of all executions worldwide. This initiative is promoted by the Community of Sant’Egidio and supported by the main international human rights organizations, gathered in the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.
Where is Cities for Life Day?
Worldwide
Computer Security Day
November 30, 2014 in the World
The use of computers and the concern for security increase daily. This annual observance reminds people to protect their computers, programs, and data at home and at work. More than 1,500 companies participate worldwide.
Security is an important consideration when working with computers, the Internet or indeed any electronic devices. Use Computer Security Day to ensure that your passwords are regularly updated, that your personal information is safe and secure, and that your systems are protected.
Where is Computer Security Day?
Worldwide
National Methamphetamine Awareness Day
November 30, 2014 in the USA
November 30, has been declared National Methamphetamine Awareness Day as a part of a nationwide effort to further educate the American public about the effects of methamphetamine abuse on families and communities. The effort hopes to increase awareness and decrease demand of the highly-addictive drug.
A national survey found one out of six young adults has used illicit drugs in the last month.Brain scientists now know why just one use of crystal meth (methamphetamine) can make a person feel hooked.
The awareness day is an effort to send a prevention message to potential meth users and to educate current users about programs that are available to them, according to a Department of Justice news release.
Basic Facts About Methamphetamine: http://alcoholism.about.com/od/meth/a/meth.htm
Where is National Methamphetamine Awareness Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 30th November:
1016 – Cnut the Great (or Canute), King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund ‘Ironside’.
1630 – 16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague
1731 – Beijing hit by Earthquake; about 100,000 die
1747 – Dutch State of Zealand declare governorship hereditary for women
1782 – Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence
1786 – Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, promulgates a penal reform making his country the first state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 is therefore commemorated by 300 cities around the world as Cities for Life Day.
1824 – First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal.
1829 – First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking.
1900 – A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles
1908 – The US Secretary of State and Japan’s ambassador to the US exchange notes in what becomes known as the Root-Takahira Agreement: they affirm support for an independent China with an ‘open door’ policy and for the status quo in the Pacific
1909 – The British House of Lords rejects the ‘People’s Budget’ prepared by David Loyd George; the budget tries to shift the tax burden to the wealthy
1936 – London’s Crystal Palace (built 1851) destroyed by fire
1939 – USSR invades Finland, bombs Helsinki
1947 – Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked
1950 – US President Harry Truman threatens China with atom bomb
1954 – 1st meteorite known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga Ala)
1966 – Barbados gains independence from Great Britain (National Day)
1967 – Kuria Muria Islands ceded by Britain to Oman
1967 – People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen declares independence from the UK
1974 – Most complete early human skeleton (Lucy, Australopithecus) is discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia’s Afar Depression.
1987 – Afghanistan Constitution adopted
1993 – President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill
1998 – Deutsche Bank announces a $10 billion USDdeal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution in the world.