ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC
Today is the 347th day of 2020 and the 82nd day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
In 1901, the first trans-Atlantic radio transmission was received by inventor Guglielmo Marconi in Newfoundland.
In 2000, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of George W. Bush in Bush v. Gore, effectively resolving the 2000 presidential election.
In 2012, North Korea successfully launched Kwangmyongsong-3 Unit 2, its first satellite.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: John Jay (1745-1829), first chief justice of the United States; Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), novelist; Edvard Munch (1863-1944), artist; Edward G. Robinson (1893-1973), actor; Frank Sinatra (1915-1998), singer; Bob Barker (1923- ), TV personality; Dionne Warwick (1940- ), singer; Bill Nighy (1949- ), actor; Royce Gracie (1966- ), mixed martial artist; Jennifer Connelly (1970- ), actress; Mayim Bialik (1975- ), actress; Lucas Hedges (1996- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: More than 8,000 manmade objects are currently in orbit around the Earth.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1965, rookie running back Gale Sayers of the Chicago Bears scored an NFL record-tying six touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving and one punt return) in a 61-20 win over the visiting San Francisco 49ers.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work." -- Gustave Flaubert
TODAY'S NUMBER: 537 -- popular votes by which George W. Bush officially won the state of Florida's electoral votes in 2000.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Dec. 7) and new moon (Dec. 14).