Today is the 326th day of 2015 and the 61st day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1497, explorer Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope in Africa.
In 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as his replacement.
In 1990, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher resigned.
In 1995, "Toy Story," the first full-length film to be entirely computer-generated, was released.
In 2005, Angela Merkel took office as the first female chancellor of Germany.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: George Eliot (1819-1880), author; Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), French president and general; Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981), composer; Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), composer; Rodney Dangerfield (1921-2004), actor/comedian; Robert Vaughn (1932- ), actor; Billie Jean King (1943- ), tennis player; Steven Van Zandt (1950- ), actor/musician; Jamie Lee Curtis (1958- ), actress; Boris Becker (1967- ), tennis player; Mark Ruffalo (1967- ), actor; Scarlett Johansson (1984- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: In 2010, "Toy Story 3" was released, earning $110.3 million at the U.S. box office in its opening weekend. The original "Toy Story" earned $29.1 million in its opening weekend.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1986, Mike Tyson knocked out Trevor Berbick, becoming, at 20 years and 5 months of age, the youngest-ever heavyweight boxing champion.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact." -- George Eliot, "Impressions of Theophrastus Such"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 12 -- Grand Slam women's singles titles won by Billie Jean King.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (Nov. 18) and full moon (Nov. 25).