Today is the 329th day of 2014 and the 65th day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1783, the last British troops withdrew from New York City, three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
In 1947, studio executives agreed to blacklist the "Hollywood 10," who were cited for contempt of Congress the previous day for not cooperating with the House Un-American Activities Committee.
In 2002, President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Homeland Security Department, naming Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge as its first secretary.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), financier/philanthropist; Virgil Thomson (1896-1989), composer/music critic; Joe DiMaggio (1914-1999), baseball player; Augusto Pinochet (1915-2006), Chilean president; Joe Gibbs (1940- ), football coach; Ben Stein (1944- ), TV personality/author; Amy Grant (1960- ), singer; John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960-1999), publisher; Jill Hennessy (1968- ), actress; Christina Applegate (1971- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: Augusto Pinochet came to power in 1973 in a CIA-supported coup that deposed Salvador Allende, the first elected Socialist president of Chile.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1980, Sugar Ray Leonard regained the WBC welterweight boxing title when his opponent, Roberto Duran, told the referee "no mas, no mas" ("no more, no more") in the eighth round.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community." -- Andrew Carnegie
TODAY'S NUMBER: 63,560 -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees, making it the largest organization overseen by the Department of Homeland Security.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (Nov. 22) and first quarter moon (Nov. 29).