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-weapons 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 times and more than $2.5 million in prize money—a record for US game shows—'Jeopardy!' contestant Ken Jennings finally loses (more info)