Today is the 300th day of 2014 and the 36th day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1682, the city of Philadelphia was founded.
In 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers appeared in a New York City newspaper.
In 1904, the first underground New York City subway line opened to the public.
In 1954, Marilyn Monroe's divorce from Joe DiMaggio was finalized.
In 2005, after three weeks of criticism, Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), 26th U.S. president; Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), poet/playwright; Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997), artist; Ruby Dee (1924- ), actress; Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), poet; John Cleese (1939- ), actor/writer; Ivan Reitman (1946- ), director/producer; Carrie Snodgress (1946-2004), actress; Fran Lebowitz (1950- ), columnist; Roberto Benigni (1952- ), director/actor; Matt Drudge (1966- ), journalist.
TODAY'S FACT: Joe DiMaggio sent roses to Marilyn Monroe's crypt in Los Angeles three times per week for the next 20 years after the actress died in 1962.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2004, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series for the first time since 1918.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "The worst lesson that can be taught a man is to rely upon others and to whine over his sufferings." -- Theodore Roosevelt
TODAY'S NUMBER: 6 -- number of subway systems worldwide that carry more passengers than New York City's subway does (Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai, Moscow, Tokyo and Guangzhou).
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (Oct. 23) and first quarter moon (Oct. 30).