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This Day in History: November 30

1782 Provisional articles of peace are signed in Paris between Britain and the United States, under which Britain recognizes U.S. independence.
1864 During the Civil War , the Confederates suffer a costly defeat in the Battle of Franklin, TN.
1939 The Soviet Union invades Finland.
1959 Boxer Floyd Patterson knocks out Archie Moore to take the WBA heavyweight crown.
1966 Barbados , an island in the West Indies, becomes independent.
1993 The Brady Bill, a major gun-control measure, is signed into law by Pres. Bill Clinton.

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