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 - Flying Scotsman
41 / 58
Public domain

1934: The steam locomotive Flying Scotsman becomes the first train to officially exceed 100 mph while traveling between London, England, and Edinburgh, Scotland.

Upload Photos / Videos