Today is the 313th day of 2014 and the 49th day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1906, Theodore Roosevelt visited the Panama Canal, becoming the first sitting president to make an official trip outside of the United States.
In 1965, a massive blackout left much of the northeastern United States and Ontario, Canada, without power.
In 1989, the wall separating West Berlin from East Berlin and the rest of East Germany was opened.
In 1998, 37 brokerage houses were ordered by a U.S. federal judge to pay $1.03 billion in compensation to NASDAQ investors as punishment for price-fixing.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806), astronomer; Elijah P. Lovejoy (1802-1837), abolitionist; Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883), writer; Hedy Lamarr (1913-2000), actress; Spiro Agnew (1918-1996), U.S. vice president; Anne Sexton (1928-1974), poet; Carl Sagan (1934-1996), astronomer/writer; Chris Jericho (1970- ), professional wrestler/actor; Susan Tedeschi (1970- ), singer-songwriter; Eric Dane (1972- ), actor; Nick Lachey (1973- ), singer-songwriter.
TODAY'S FACT: The 1965 power grid blackout left an area of 80,000 square miles, and at least 30 million people, without power.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1961, the Professional Golfers Association of America eliminated its rule limiting membership to Caucasians.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin." -- Ivan Turgenev
TODAY'S NUMBER: $1.3 billion -- estimated total earnings (including endorsements and tour winnings) of PGA golf star Tiger Woods in his lifetime.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (Nov. 6) and last quarter moon (Nov. 14).