Today is the 328th day of 2016 and the 63rd 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: New Shepard, developed by the privately funded aerospace company Blue Origin, became the first rocket to fly to space and return to Earth in a controlled, vertical landing on this day in 2015.
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: "I speak of the war as fruitless; for it is clear that ... it cannot fail to be fruitless in every thing except the harvest of woe which it is ripening for what was once the peerless republic." -- Franklin Pierce
TODAY'S NUMBER: 4.3 million -- estimated population of Liberia in July 2016.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Nov. 21) and new moon (Nov. 29).