On this day: November 30

Published On: Nov 29 2012 10:03:58 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 30 2015 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.

OTD November 30 - Amy Ryan
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1969: Actress Amy Ryan, an Oscar-nominee for "Gone Baby Gone" also known for her work on the TV series "The Wire," "In Treatment" and "The Office," is born in Queens, New York.

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