ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC
Today is the 310th day of 2020 and the 45th day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1605, Guy Fawkes was arrested in a Westminster Palace cellar, which thwarted the Gunpowder Plot to assassinate King James I of England and Ireland.
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.
In 2017, a gunman fatally shot 26 people and wounded 20 others at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, 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; Bubba Watson (1978- ), golfer; Kevin Jonas (1987- ), musician; Odell Beckham Jr. (1992- ), football player.
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: "You can't believe people when they look you in the eyes. You gotta' look behind them. See what they're standing in front of. What they're hiding." -- Sam Shepard, "Curse of the Starving Class"
TODAY'S NUMBER: $100 -- amount of the fine levied against suffragist Susan B. Anthony for voting, which was illegal for women, on this day in 1872.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (Oct. 31) and last quarter moon (Nov. 8).