TODAY IN HISTORY
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.