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30th November

1628 * John Bunyan, English minister and preacher who wrote The Pilgrim's Progress (1678).

1835 * Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), US author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).

1840 Napoleon Bonaparte's remains were returned from St. Helena to Paris.

1874 * Sir Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister during World War 2.

1900 Irish author Oscar Wilde died in Paris at the age 46.

1913 Charlie Chaplin made his film debut in Making a Living.

1922 The first purpose-built aircraft carrier, the Japanese Hosho began its first sea trials.

1936 The "Crystal Palace" in London, was destroyed by fire.

1954 The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, celebrated his 80th birthday.

1955 * Billy Idol, English rock singer.

1955 Floodlights were used for the first time at Wembley Stadium, during an international game with Spain.

1966 Barbados celebrated becoming independent from Great Britain.

1968 The Trade Descriptions Act - which comes into force

1982 A letter bomb from a group called the Animal Rights Militia, exploded inside 10 Downing Street the British Prime Minister's London residence, injuring a member of staff.

1983 Dutch brewing millionaire Alfred Heineken was kidnapped in Amsterdam but later freed.

1994 Almost 1,000 people were forced to abandon the Achille Lauro in the Indian Ocean off east Africa after it caught fire.

1995 Bill Clinton, the first serving US president to visit Northern Ireland, received a rapturous welcome by both Catholics and Protestants.

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