TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Orlando Sentinel - - PEOPLE & ARTS -

On Nov. 30, 1782, the United States and Bri­tain signed pre­lim­i­nary peace ar­ti­cles in Paris for end­ing the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War.

In 1835, Sa­muel Langhorne Cle­mens — bet­ter known as Mark Twain — was born in Florida, Mis­souri.

In 1874, Bri­tish states­man Sir Win­ston Churchill was born at Blen­heim Palace.

In 1900, Ir­ish writer Os­car Wilde died in Paris at age 46.

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 to re­duce nu­clear weapons in Europe.

In 1982, the Michael Jack­son al­bum “Thriller” was re­leased by Epic Records.

Also: The mo­tion pic­ture “Gandhi” had its world pre­miere in New Delhi.

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