Today is the 333rd day of 2015 and the 68th day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1929, Richard Byrd and Brent Balchen became the first men to fly over the South Pole.
In 1947, the United Nations approved the partition of Palestine between Arabs and Jews.
In 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson formed the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
In 1972, the first commercially successful video game, "Pong," was released in California.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), author; C.S. Lewis (1898-1963), scholar/author; Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (1908-1972), civil rights leader/politician; Vin Scully (1927- ), sportscaster; Chuck Mangione (1940- ), musician/composer; Garry Shandling (1949- ), actor/comedian; Joel Coen (1954- ), filmmaker; Howie Mandel (1955- ), actor/TV personality; Don Cheadle (1964- ), actor; Mariano Rivera (1969- ), baseball player; Anna Faris (1976- ), actress; Lucas Black (1982- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: One of the first video games was created in 1958 by William Higginbotham, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven lab. The game, "Tennis for Two," was very similar to "Pong."
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1997, legendary Grambling State University Tigers football coach Eddie Robinson coached his last game, a 30-7 loss to the Southern University Jaguars. Robinson had coached the Tigers for 55 seasons.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "The value of myth is that it takes all the things you know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by the veil of familiarity." -- C.S. Lewis
TODAY'S NUMBER: 8,327 -- feet below sea level at the lowest point in Antarctica's Bentley Subglacial Trench, the world's lowest elevation not covered by ocean.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (Nov. 25) and last quarter moon (Dec. 3).