On November 30:
1554 Philip Sidney, English courtier, soldier, and writer, was born.
1667 Jonathan Swift, Irish writer and satirist, was born.
1810 Oliver Winchester, American gunsmith, was born.
1835 Mark Twain, American writer, was born.
1886 The Folies Bergère staged its first revue.
1934 The steam locomotive Flying Scotsman became the first to officially exceed 100mph.
1953 June Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters), was born.
1955 Billy Idol (born William Michael Albert Broad), British musician, was born.
1965 Ben Stiller, American actor, was born.
1966 Barbados became independent
1967 The People’s Republic of South Yemen becomes independent.
1995 Official end of Operation Desert Storm.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.