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Today is the 318th day of 2013 and the 54th day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1851, the first American edition of Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick" was published.
In 1889, New York World reporter Nellie Bly set out to travel around the world in less than 80 days, inspired by Jules Verne. It took her 72 days.
In 1910, the first airplane takeoff from the deck of a ship occurred near Hampton Roads, Va.
In 1995, a budget impasse in Congress led to a partial government shutdown.
In 2008, the first G-20 economic summit began in Washington, D.C.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Robert Fulton (1765-1815), inventor; Claude Monet (1840-1926), painter; Aaron Copland (1900-1990), composer; Joseph McCarthy (1908-1957), politician; Ed White (1930-1967), astronaut; Wendy Carlos (1939- ), composer; P.J. O'Rourke (1947- ), journalist/author; Prince Charles (1948- ), Prince of Wales; Condoleezza Rice (1954- ), former secretary of state; Yanni (1954- ), musician; Curt Schilling (1966- ), baseball player; Josh Duhamel (1972- ), actor; Betsy Brandt (1976- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: The Dow Jones Industrial Average is not the actual average price of its component stocks, but a weighted average that compensates for the effects of stock splits and other adjustments.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1970, a plane carrying 37 Marshall University football players, as well as the team's coach, doctors, athletic director and 25 team boosters, crashed outside an airport near Huntington, W.Va., killing all on board.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it." -- P.J. O'Rourke
TODAY'S NUMBER: $60 million -- estimated earnings of NBA star LeBron James in 2013. More than two-thirds of the total came from endorsements.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (Nov. 9) and full moon (Nov. 17).