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November 30th marks a day of diverse celebrations, from recognizing cultural heritage and national identities to indulging in culinary delights and enhancing awareness about digital security.

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Interesting Facts of November 30th

  1. 1. On November 30, 1872, the first-ever international football match took place between Scotland and England in Glasgow, Scotland, which ended in a 0-0 draw.
  2. 2. November 30th is celebrated as St. Andrew's Day in Scotland, honoring their patron saint. It is a day of national celebration and can also involve festivities similar to those of Hogmanay (the Scottish New Year), which includes traditional Scottish food, music, and dance.
  3. 3. Irish author and satirist Jonathan Swift, best known for writing "Gulliver's Travels," was born on November 30, 1667.
  4. 4. American author Mark Twain, famous for novels "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," was born on November 30, 1835.
  5. 5. Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during most of World War II, was born on November 30, 1874.
  6. 6. The Barbados Independence Act 1966 came into force on November 30th, making Barbados an independent state and realm under Queen Elizabeth II after over 300 years of British rule.
  7. 7. November 30, 1982, is noteworthy in the music industry as it's the release date of Michael Jackson's iconic album "Thriller", which would become the best-selling album of all time.
  8. 8. In the Philippines, November 30th is celebrated as Bonifacio Day to honor Andrés Bonifacio, the founder of the Katipunan and a national hero who fought for independence from Spanish colonial rule.