Today is the 327th day of 2015 and the 62nd day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1954, more than 25 years after "Black Thursday," the Dow Jones industrial average finally surpassed its pre-Depression high.
In 1963, the first episode of the long-running science fiction drama "Doctor Who" aired on the BBC.
In 2001, the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia charged former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic with genocide for his role in the 1992-1995 Bosnia and Herzegovina conflict.
In 2005, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected president of Liberia, becoming the first female elected head of state in Africa.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Franklin Pierce (1804-1869), 14th U.S. president; William H. Bonney, aka Billy the Kid (1859-1881), outlaw; Boris Karloff (1887-1969), actor; Erte (1892-1990), artist/designer; Paul Celan (1920-1970), poet; Joe Eszterhas (1944- ), screenwriter; Bruce Vilanch (1948- ), comedy writer; Chris Hardwick (1971- ), comedian/TV host; Miley Cyrus (1992- ), actress/singer.
TODAY'S FACT: The International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, ruled Feb. 26, 2007, that Serbia was not directly responsible for genocide in the Bosnia and Herzegovina conflict.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1919, the first play-by-play of a football game was broadcast on the radio, featuring the Aggies of Texas A&M hosting the Longhorns of the University of Texas.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "The founders of the Republic dealt with things as they were presented to them, in a spirit of self-sacrificing patriotism, and, as time has proved, with a comprehensive wisdom which it will always be safe for us to consult." -- Franklin Pierce
TODAY'S NUMBER: 4.2 million -- estimated population of Liberia in July 2015.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (Nov. 18) and full moon (Nov. 25).