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To­day is Fri­day, Nov. 30,

the 334th day of 2018. There are 31 days left in the year.

To­day’s High­light in His­tory:

On Nov. 30, 1874, Bri­tish states­man SirWin­ston Churchill was born at Blen­heim Palace.

On this date:

In 1960, the last DeSoto was built by Chrysler, which had de­cided to re­tire the brand af­ter 32 years.

In 1981, the United States and the Soviet Union opened ne­go­ti­a­tions in Geneva aimed at re­duc­ing nu­clear weapons in Europe.

In 1982, the Michael Jack­son al­bum “Thriller” was re­leased by Epic Records. The mo­tion pic­ture “Gandhi,” star­ring Ben Kings­ley as the In­dian na­tion­al­ist leader, had its world pre­miere in New Delhi.

In 1988, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Co. was de­clared the win­ner of the cor­po­rate free-for-all to take over RJR Nabisco Inc. with a bid of $24.53 bil­lion.

In 1993, Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton signed the Brady Bill, which re­quired a five-day wait­ing pe­riod for hand­gun pur­chases and back­ground checks of prospec­tive buy­ers.

In 2000, Al Gore’s lawyers bat­tled for his po­lit­i­cal sur­vival in the Florida and U.S. Supreme Courts; mean­while, GOP law­mak­ers in Tal­la­has­see moved to award the pres­i­dency to Ge­orgeW. Bush in case the courts did not by ap­point­ing their own slate of elec­tors.

In 2004, “Jeop­ardy!” fans saw Ken Jen­nings end his 74-game win­ning streak as he lost to real es­tate agent Nancy Zerg.

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