spotlight Today in history: Nov. 30 Nov 30, 2019 Nov 30, 2019 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1835: Mark Twain In 1835, Samuel Langhorne Clemens — better known as Mark Twain — was born in Florida, Missouri. NYS 1874: Winston Churchill In 1874, British statesman Sir Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1936: Crystal Palace In 1936, London's famed Crystal Palace, constructed for the Great Exhibition of 1851, was destroyed in a fire. Rider 1965: Ralph Nader In 1965, "Unsafe at Any Speed" by Ralph Nader, a book highly critical of the U.S. auto industry, was first released in hardcover by Grossman Publishers. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1981: U.S.-Soviet Nuclear Negotiations In 1981, the United States and the Soviet Union opened negotiations in Geneva aimed at reducing nuclear weapons in Europe. STR 1993: Brady Bill In 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the Brady Bill, which required a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases and background checks of prospective buyers. Doug Mills 2009: John Demjanjuk Ten years ago: Retired Ohio auto worker John Demjanjuk (dem-YAHN'-yuk) went on trial in Munich, Germany, accused of helping to kill 27,900 Jews as a Nazi death camp guard. (Demjanjuk was convicted in May 2011 of being an accessory to murder; he was sentenced to five years in prison, but was released while his conviction was under appeal; he died in March 2012 at age 91.) Matthias Schrader 2009: Tiger Woods Ten years ago: Tiger Woods withdrew from his own golf tournament, citing injuries from a car crash near his Florida home. Jae C. Hong 2013: Paul Walker In 2013, Paul Walker, 40, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died with his friend, Roger W. Rodas, who was at the wheel of a Porsche sports car that crashed and burned north of Los Angeles. Frank Augstein 2014: Anthony Marshall Five years ago: Anthony Marshall, 90, a decorated World War II veteran, diplomat and Broadway producer who saw his aristocratic life unravel as he was convicted in 1990 of raiding the fortune of his socialite mother, Brooke Astor, died in New York. Marc A. Hermann 2014: Pope Francis & Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I Five years ago: Pope Francis and the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, issued a joint declaration at the end of Francis' visit to Turkey demanding an end to violent persecution of Christians in the Middle East and calling for dialogue with Muslims. Markus Schreiber 2018: G20 Summit One year ago: On the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, President Donald Trump and the leaders of Canada and Mexico signed a revised North American trade pact. (The agreement hasn’t yet been approved by U.S. lawmakers.) Martin Mejia 2018: George H.W. Bush One year ago: Former President George H.W. Bush, a World War II hero who rose through the political ranks to the nation’s highest office, died at his Houston home at the age of 94; his wife of more than 70 years, Barbara Bush, had died in April. Jacquelyn Martin Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps History Related to this collection Most Popular +17 Archives Today in history: Jan. 11 Jan 11, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +18 Archives Today in history: Jan. 13 Jan 13, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +18 Archives Today in history: Jan. 15 Jan 15, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +15 Archives Today in history: Jan. 12 Jan 12, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +20 Archives Celebrity Birthdays: Jan. 13 Jan 13, 2020 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Nick Clooney, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Trace Adkins, Patrick Dempsey, S… +15 Archives Celebrity Birthdays: Jan. 11 Jan 11, 2020 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Jean Chretien, Naomi Judd, Ben Crenshaw, Robert Earl Keen, Malcolm … +24 Archives Celebrity Birthdays: Jan. 12 Jan 12, 2020 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Kirstie Alley, Rush Limbaugh, Walter Mosley, Howard Stern, Christia… +16 Archives Celebrity Birthdays: Jan. 15 Jan 15, 2020 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Andrea Martin, Mario Van Peebles, Will Oldham (aka Bonnie Prince Bi… +25 Archives Celebrity Birthdays: Jan. 14 Jan 14, 2020 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Faye Dunaway, Carl Weathers, T-Bone Burnett, Maureen Dowd, Steven S… +86 Archives Week in review: Top photos of the week from AP Jan 11, 2020 Here are some of the top photos of the week, as selected by the Associated Press.