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.
2004: Longtime "Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah, finally loses after 74 straight wins, leaving him with $2,522,700, television's biggest game show winnings at the time.
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