Today is the 300th day of 2015 and the 35th 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 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; Emily Post (1872-1960), author; Joe Medicine Crow (1913- ), historian/author; Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), poet/playwright; Ruby Dee (1922-2014), actress; Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997), artist; Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), poet; John Cleese (1939- ), actor/writer; Dick Trickle (1941-2013) race car driver; 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 ex-wife Marilyn Monroe's crypt in Los Angeles three times per week for the next 20 years after the actress died in 1962. The couple's divorce was finalized on this day in 1954.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2004, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series for the first time since 1918.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "A sound body is good; a sound mind is better; but a strong and clean character is better than either." -- Theodore Roosevelt
TODAY'S NUMBER: 6 -- number of subway systems worldwide that carry more passengers than New York City's subway does (Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Moscow, Tokyo and Guangzhou).
TODAY'S MOON: Full moon (Oct. 27).