On this day: November 30

Published On: Nov 29 2012 10:03:58 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 30 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

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

OTD November 30 - Ken Jennings Jeopardy
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2004: Longtime "Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah, finally loses after 74 straight wins, leaving him with $2,522,700, television's biggest game show winnings at the time.

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