Today is the 309th day of 2015 and the 44th day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1605, Guy Fawkes was arrested in a Westminster Palace cellar, and the Gunpowder Plot to assassinate King James I of England was thwarted.
In 1872, suffragist Susan B. Anthony defied the law by voting, leading to a $100 fine.
In 1895, George B. Selden patented the first automobile.
In 1940, incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated challenger Wendell Willkie to win an unprecedented third presidential term.
In 2007, Chang'e-1, China's first unmanned lunar spacecraft, entered orbit around the moon.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Ida Tarbell (1857-1944), journalist; Roy Rogers (1911-1998), actor/singer; Vivien Leigh (1913-1967), actress; Art Garfunkel (1941- ), singer; Sam Shepard (1943- ), playwright/actor; Bill Walton (1952- ), basketball player/commentator; Bryan Adams (1959- ), singer-songwriter; Tilda Swinton (1960- ), actress; Famke Janssen (1965- ), actress; Sam Rockwell (1968- ), actor; Ryan Adams (1974- ), singer-songwriter; Kevin Jonas (1987- ), musician.
TODAY'S FACT: In August of 2015, women in Saudi Arabia were allowed to register to vote and to run for political office for the first time in the nation's history.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1994, 45-year-old George Foreman knocked out 26-year-old Michael Moorer to become the oldest boxer to win the heavyweight championship.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "A mind which really lays hold of a subject is not easily detached from it." -- Ida Tarbell
TODAY'S NUMBER: 3 -- nation-states that still deny women the right to vote in national elections (Vatican City, Brunei and United Arab Emirates).
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Nov. 3) and new moon (Nov. 11).