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On this day: November 30

POSTED: 08:03 PM PST Nov 29, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 29, 2012 

Mark Twain is born, Lucy and Desi elope, civil war breaks out in Palestine, Bing and Bowie sing a Christmas duet, and Michael Jackson's "Thriller" is released, all on this day.

OTD November 30 - G Gordon Liddy
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1930: G. Gordon Liddy, the chief operative for President Richard Nixon's White House Plumbers unit when they broke into the Watergate complex, is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Liddy, who served two years stateside in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and also worked for the F.B.I. and as a lawyer before working for the Nixon administration, was convicted of burglary, conspiracy and refusing to testify to the Senate committee investigating Watergate and served nearly 52 months in prison. He went on to become an author, a public speaker and a conservative radio talk show host.

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