ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC
Today is the 314th day of 2023 and the 49th day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1775, the Continental Congress created the U.S. Marine Corps.
In 1954, the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial) was dedicated near Arlington National Cemetery.
In 1969, "Sesame Street" premiered on PBS.
In 1977, a human was conceived through in vitro fertilization for the first time.
In 2001, China was approved for membership in the World Trade Organization.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Martin Luther (1483-1546), leader of the Protestant Reformation; William Hogarth (1697-1764), painter/engraver; Claude Rains (1889-1967), actor; Richard Burton (1925-1984), actor; Ennio Morricone (1928-2020), composer; Tim Rice (1944- ), lyricist; Neil Gaiman (1960- ), author; Tracy Morgan (1968- ), actor/comedian; Ellen Pompeo (1969- ), actress; Walton Goggins (1971- ), actor; Brittany Murphy (1977-2009), actress; Eve (1978- ), rapper/producer; Miranda Lambert (1983- ), singer; Taron Egerton (1989- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: In 2022, the annual U.S.-China trade deficit was $367.4 billion, up 3.8% from the 2021 deficit of $354 billion.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1990, the NBA's Phoenix Suns scored a record 107 first-half points in their 173-143 win over the Denver Nuggets, just three days after the Nuggets had set the record with 90 first-half points against the San Antonio Spurs.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before." -- Neil Gaiman
TODAY'S NUMBER: 1 -- China's rank in the World Trade Organization's 2021 list of the leading exporters in world merchandise trade, with a 15.1% share. The United States was No. 2, with 7.8%.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Nov. 5) and new moon (Nov. 13).