The Daily News | November 30

Larry Bird, basketball player, scored his 20,000th point, 1990
Russo-Finnish War began, 1939
Series of earthquakes hit China (>100,000 estimated killed), 1731
James Baldwin, author, died, 1987
Provisional peace treaty between America and Britain signed, 1782
Barbados granted independence, 1966
Sigmund Romberg’s “The Desert Song” opened on Broadway, 1926
RJR Nabisco bought for $25 billion, 1988
James Robert Mann, author of the “White Slavery Act,” died, 1922
Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor, died, 1957
Oscar (Fingal O’Flahertie Wills) Wilde, Irish poet and playwright, died, 1900
Marcello Malpighi, father of microscopic anatomy, died, 1694
Prize first offered for man-powered flight across the English Channel (Henry Kremer), 1977
Mary Harris (Mother) Jones, American Labor Leader, died, 1930