Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1981 – In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (More info)

1982 – Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller,’ the best-selling album of all time, is released (More info)

1993 – President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, aka the Brady Bill, into law (More info)

1994 – The Achille Lauro cruise ship catches fire and sinks to the bottom of the sea near Somalia (More info)

2004 – After winning 74 straight games and more than $2.5 million — a record for US game shows — ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant Ken Jennings finally loses (More info)

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