Today is the 276th day of 2012 and the 11th day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1835, the Texas Revolution began as American settlers battled Mexican troops near the Guadalupe River.
In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed.
In 1950, the comic strip "Peanuts" (starring Charlie Brown) debuted in newspapers.
In 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black Supreme Court justice.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), political/spiritual leader; Cordell Hull (1871-1955), statesman; Groucho Marx (1890-1977), comedian/actor; Graham Greene (1904-1991), novelist; Rex Reed (1938- ), movie critic; Don McLean (1945- ), singer/songwriter; Sting (1951- ), musician; Lorraine Bracco (1954- ), actress; Kelly Ripa (1970- ), actress/TV personality.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2005, at the first regular-season NFL game to take place outside the United States, the Arizona Cardinals beat the San Francisco 49ers in Mexico City.
TODAY'S FACT: After translating Leo Tolstoy's "Letter to a Hindu," Mohandas Gandhi began a regular correspondence with the novelist that lasted from October 1909 until Tolstoy's death in November 1910.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "I always remember that America was established not to create wealth ... but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal ... to discover and maintain liberty among men." -- Woodrow Wilson
TODAY'S NUMBER: 17,897 -- number of original "Peanuts" comic strips published between the strip's debut in 1950 and creator Charles Schulz's death in 2000.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (Sept. 29) and last quarter (Oct. 8).