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 - Preliminary Treaty Of Paris
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1782: In Paris, representatives from the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign preliminary peace articles that would later be formalized as the 1783 Treaty of Paris, ending the American Revolutionary War.

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