Today is the 328th day of 2012 and the 63rd day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1936, the first issue of Life magazine was published.
In 1954, more than 25 years after "Black Thursday," the Dow Jones industrial average finally surpassed its pre-Depression high.
In 2001, the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia charged former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic with genocide for his role in the 1992-1995 Bosnia and Herzegovina conflict.
In 2005, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was declared president of Liberia, becoming the first female head of state in Africa.
TODAY'S HISTORY: Franklin Pierce (1804-1869), 14th U.S. president; Billy the Kid (1859-1881), outlaw; Boris Karloff (1887-1969), actor; Erte (1892-1990), artist/designer; Paul Celan (1920-1970), poet; Joe Eszterhas (1944- ), screenwriter; Bruce Vilanch (1948- ), comedy writer; Miley Cyrus (1992- ), actress/singer.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1919, the first play-by-play of a football game was broadcast on the radio.
TODAY'S FACT: The International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, ruled Feb. 26, 2007, that Serbia was not directly responsible for genocide in the Bosnia and Herzegovina conflict.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "You have summoned me in my weakness. You must sustain me by your strength." -- Franklin Pierce, in his inaugural address
TODAY'S NUMBER: 60.8 -- percentage of Liberians who can read and write.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter (Nov. 20) and full moon (Nov. 28).