Nov. 30, Egyptian poet Kamel El Shennawy passes away

1853 – The Sea Battle of Sinop between Russia and the Ottomans took place where the Turkish squadron was destroyed.

1854 – Khedive Said grants French engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps concession to construct the Suez Canal.

1970 – South Yemen was officially called People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen .

1973 – UN General Assembly approves the international Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid.

2004- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge resigns in protest on President George W. Bush policies.

1874 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was born.

1965- Egyptian poet Kamel El Shennawy passes away.

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