On this day: November 30

Published On: Nov 29 2012 10:03:58 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 30 2014 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 - Exxon Mobil
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1998: Exxon and Mobil sign a $73.7 billion agreement to merge, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world's largest company.

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