ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC
Today is the 309th day of 2018 and the 45th day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1605, Guy Fawkes was arrested in a Westminster Palace cellar, and the Gunpowder Plot to assassinate King James I of England and Ireland was thwarted.
In 1872, suffragist Susan B. Anthony defied the law by voting, leading to a $100 fine.
In 1940, incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated challenger Wendell Willkie to win an unprecedented third presidential term.
In 2009, a U.S. Army major fatally shot 13 people and wounded 32 others at Fort Hood in Texas.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Ida Tarbell (1857-1944), journalist; Roy Rogers (1911-1998), actor/singer; Vivien Leigh (1913-1967), actress; Art Garfunkel (1941- ), singer; Sam Shepard (1943-2017), playwright/actor; Bill Walton (1952- ), basketball player/commentator; Bryan Adams (1959- ), singer-songwriter; Tilda Swinton (1960- ), actress; Famke Janssen (1965- ), actress; Sam Rockwell (1968- ), actor; Ryan Adams (1974- ), singer-songwriter; Bubba Watson (1978- ), golfer; Kevin Jonas (1987- ), musician.
TODAY'S FACT: American inventor George B. Selden patented the first automobile on this day in 1895.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1994, 45-year-old George Foreman knocked out 26-year-old Michael Moorer to become the oldest boxer to win the heavyweight championship.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "I hate endings. Just detest them. Beginnings are definitely the most exciting, middles are perplexing and endings are a disaster." -- Sam Shepard
TODAY'S NUMBER: 1 -- nation-state that continues to deny women the right to vote in national elections (Vatican City).
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Oct. 31) and new moon (Nov. 7).