Today is the 324th day of 2015 and the 59th day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1789, New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
In 1945, the Nuremberg Trials against World War II Nazi war criminals began.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy lifted the blockade against Cuba in response to the Soviet Union removing its missiles from the Caribbean nation.
In 1969, a group of Native American activists took control of Alcatraz Island in an unarmed occupation that would last until June 1971.
In 1985, Microsoft Corp. released the Windows 1.0 graphical operating system.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Edwin Hubble (1889-1953), astronomer; Alistair Cooke (1908-2004), TV host; Robert Byrd (1917-2010), senator; Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014), writer; Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968), senator; Estelle Parsons (1927- ), actress; Richard Dawson (1932-2012), actor/TV host; Don DeLillo (1936- ), author; Joe Biden (1942- ), U.S. vice president; Bo Derek (1956- ), actress; Joel McHale (1971- ), actor/comedian; Nadine Velazquez (1978- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia was the longest-serving senator in U.S. history, with more than 50 years of service.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1997, A.C. Green played in his 907th consecutive NBA game, a record that he would extend to 1,192 games.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Just because we cannot see clearly the end of the road, that is no reason for not setting out on the essential journey. On the contrary, great change dominates the world, and unless we move with change we will become its victims." -- Robert F. Kennedy
TODAY'S NUMBER: 21 -- defendants at the Nuremberg Trials, which began this date in 1945.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (Nov. 18) and full moon (Nov. 25).