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 - Thriller
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1982: Michael Jackson's "Thriller," which would go on to become the best-selling album of all time, is released. Seven singles would be released from the album, all of which reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Pictured here is Jackson's RIAA certified gold album commemorating the sale of 500,000 copies of "Thriller."

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