On this day: November 30

POSTED: 08:03 PM PST Nov 29, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 29, 2014 

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 - Abbie Hoffman
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1936: Abbie Hoffman, a political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party, or "Yippies," in the 1960s, is born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He commmitted suicide at the age of 52 on April 12, 1989.

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