Today is the 311th day of 2015 and the 46th day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1917, the Russian Bolshevik Revolution occurred as Vladimir Lenin's forces overthrew Alexander Kerensky's provisional government.
In 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to a record fourth term as U.S. president.
In 1994, WXYC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, became the first radio station to offer a 24-hour simulcast on the Internet.
In 2000, the outcome of the U.S. presidential election was unknown at the end of Election Day, as Al Gore and George W. Bush awaited results in New Mexico, Oregon and Florida.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Marie Curie (1867-1934), physicist/chemist; Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), Russian revolutionary; Albert Camus (1913-1960), author; Billy Graham (1918- ), evangelist; Joan Sutherland (1926-2010), opera singer; Johnny Rivers (1942- ), singer-songwriter; Joni Mitchell (1943- ), singer-songwriter; David Petraeus (1952- ), former CIA director; Keith Lockhart (1959- ), conductor; Morgan Spurlock (1970- ), filmmaker/activist; Yunjin Kim (1973- ), actress; Lorde (1996- ), singer-songwriter.
TODAY'S FACT: President Franklin D. Roosevelt's fourth inauguration was held on the White House lawn, rather than at the U.S. Capitol, due to the ongoing war in Europe.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1991, basketball legend Magic Johnson announced he had contracted HIV and would retire from the NBA.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Without beauty, love or danger it would be almost easy to live." -- Albert Camus
TODAY'S NUMBER: 250 million -- registered users of the Pandora Internet radio service.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Nov. 3) and new moon (Nov. 11).