Today is the 316th day of 2014 and the 52nd day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1969, journalist Seymour Hersh broke the story of the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam over The Associated Press wire service.
In 1979, President Jimmy Carter ordered a halt to oil imports from Iran due to an ongoing hostage crisis.
In 1997, Ramzi Yousef was found guilty of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
In 1999, President Bill Clinton signed a bill allowing banks, brokerage firms and insurance companies to merge and provide one another's services for the first time since the start of the Great Depression.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), activist; Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), sculptor; Harry A. Blackmun (1908-1999), U.S. Supreme Court justice; Grace Kelly (1929-1982), actress/Princess of Monaco; Booker T. Jones (1944- ), musician; Al Michaels (1944- ), sportscaster; Neil Young (1945- ), singer-songwriter; Megan Mullally (1958- ), actress; Nadia Comaneci (1961- ), gymnast; Ryan Gosling (1980- ), actor; Anne Hathaway (1982- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: Grace Kelly's movies were banned in Monaco by order of her husband, Prince Rainier.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1993, Royce Gracie, a 178-pound jiujitsu black belt from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, defeated 216-pound kickboxer Gerard Gordeau to win the first Ultimate Fighting Championship.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another." -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
TODAY'S NUMBER: 20 -- cases of dynamite used by the Oregon Highway Division in an attempt to remove a sperm whale carcass from a beach in Florence, Ore., on this day in 1970. The explosion sent whale parts flying over 800 feet away.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (Nov. 6) and last quarter moon (Nov. 14).