spotlight Today In History, Nov. 30: "Thriller" Nov 30, 2018 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Today is Friday, Nov. 30.Today's Highlight in History: 1982: "Thriller" In 1982, the Michael Jackson album "Thriller" was released by Epic Records. AP 1835: Mark Twain In 1835, Samuel Langhorne Clemens — better known as Mark Twain — was born in Florida, Missouri. AP 1874: Winston Churchill On Nov. 30, 1874, British statesman Sir Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace. AP 1939: Winter War In 1939, the Winter War began as Soviet troops invaded Finland. (The conflict ended the following March with a Soviet victory.) AP 1982: "Gandhi" In 1982, the motion picture "Gandhi," starring Ben Kingsley as the Indian nationalist leader, had its world premiere in New Delhi. AP 1993: Brady Bill 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. AP 2000: Florida & U.S. Supreme Courts 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 George W. Bush in case the courts did not by appointing their own slate of electors. AP 2004: "Jeopardy!" In 2004, "Jeopardy!" fans saw Ken Jennings end his 74-game winning streak as he lost to real estate agent Nancy Zerg. AP 2008: Space Shuttle Endeavour Ten years ago: Space shuttle Endeavour returned to Earth after a nearly 16-day mission to repair and upgrade the international space station. AP 2013: Paul Walker Five years ago: Paul Walker, 40, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died with his friend, Roger W. Rodas, who was at the wheel of a Porsche sports car that crashed and burned north of Los Angeles. AP 2017: Jim Nabors One year ago: Actor Jim Nabors, best known as TV's "Gomer Pyle," died at the age of 87. AP 2017: Jose Ines Garcia Zarate One year ago: A jury found a Mexican man not guilty in the killing of a woman on a San Francisco pier, a shooting that touched off a fierce national immigration debate. (Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who had been deported five times, did not deny shooting Kate Steinle but said it was an accident. He was found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm.) AP Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Load comments Recommended More Latest Local Offers Foulk Bros Plumbing & Heating Dreaming of a new kitchen? SCK Can Co. No limits! Little Caesars Pizza Freshly baked bread with a crispy edge! More Latest Local Offers Midwest Honda Suzuki Kubota Ride-in the New Year! VAC SHACK Master Distributors of American Made Riccar Vacuums Foulk Bros Plumbing & Heating Dreaming of a new bathroom? We can help!