Today is the 331st day of 2015 and the 66th day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize.
In 1942, the French navy sank its fleet at Toulon to prevent its use by the Nazis.
In 1973, the U.S. Senate approved the nomination of House Minority Leader Gerald Ford, a Michigan Republican, as vice president, following the resignation of Spiro Agnew.
In 2005, French surgeons completed the first known partial face transplant, grafting a new nose, lips and chin.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Anders Celsius (1701-1744), scientist/inventor; Robert Livingston (1746-1813), diplomat; Charles A. Beard (1874-1948), historian; James Agee (1909-1955), author/critic; Bruce Lee (1940-1973), actor/martial artist; Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970), singer-songwriter; Kathryn Bigelow (1951- ), film director; Bill Nye (1955- ), educator/TV personality; Caroline Kennedy (1957- ), diplomat/writer; Sharlto Copley (1973- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: Pierre and Marie Curie are the only husband and wife to receive the Nobel Prize in Physics (1903).
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1985, Vince Coleman became the fourth person ever to be unanimously named National League Rookie of the Year. He had stolen 110 bases for the St. Louis Cardinals.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "America had many other discoverers besides Columbus, but he seems to have made more satisfactory arrangements with the historians than any of the others." -- Bill Nye, "Comic History of the United States"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 49 -- Nobel Prizes that have been awarded to women since 1901.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (Nov. 25) and last quarter moon (Dec. 3).