TODAY IN HISTORY
Nov. 30, 1782
The U.S. and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris for ending the Revolutionary War; the Treaty of Paris was signed in Sept. 1783.
ALSO ON THIS DATE 1900
Irish writer Oscar Wilde died in Paris at age 46.
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were married at the Byram River Beagle Club in Greenwich, Connecticut. (The marriage ended in divorce in 1960.)
Ann Elizabeth Hodges of Oak Grove, Alabama, was slightly injured when an 8½-pound chunk of meteor crashed through the roof of her house, hit a radio cabinet, then struck her as she lay napping on a couch.
The Michael Jackson album “Thriller” was released by Epic Records.