On this day: November 30

Published On: Nov 29 2012 10:03:58 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 30 2012 01:00:00 AM CST

Mark Twain is born, Lucy and Desi elope, civil war breaks out in Palestine, Bing and Bowie sing a Christmas duet, and Michael Jackson's "Thriller" is released, all on this day.

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2010: Pentagon leaders call for scrapping the 17-year-old "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban after releasing a survey about the prospect of openly gay troops.

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