ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC
Today is the 270th day of 2023 and the fifth day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1908, the first Model T automobile was assembled at the Ford factory in Detroit.
In 1954, "Tonight Starring Steve Allen," the late-night talk show that eventually became "The Tonight Show," premiered on NBC.
In 1962, Rachel Carson's environmental science book "Silent Spring" was published.
In 1964, the Warren Commission report was publicly released, stating that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone in assassinating President John F. Kennedy.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Thomas Nast (1840-1902), cartoonist; Jim Thompson (1906-1977), author; Jayne Meadows (1919-2015), actress; Arthur Penn (1922-2010), filmmaker; Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (1924-1966), jazz pianist; Wilford Brimley (1934-2020), actor; Dick Schaap (1934-2001), sportscaster; Meat Loaf (1947-2022), singer-songwriter; Shaun Cassidy (1958- ), singer/actor; Marc Maron (1963- ), actor/comedian; Gwyneth Paltrow (1972- ), actress; Lil Wayne (1982- ), rapper; Avril Lavigne (1984- ), singer.
TODAY'S FACT: On this day in 1777, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, served as the U.S. capital for one day, as the Continental Congress met there in the wake of the British capture of Philadelphia.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1998, Mark McGwire hit his 69th and 70th home runs in the last game of his record-setting season. McGwire admitted to steroid use in 2010.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "There are thirty-two ways to write a story, and I've used every one, but there is only one plot -- things are not as they seem." -- Jim Thompson
TODAY'S NUMBER: 6.5 -- inches of annual precipitation in Antarctica, qualifying the continent as a desert.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (Sept. 22) and full moon (Sept. 29).