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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 (19111998), ac­tor/singer; Vivien Leigh (19131967), 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).

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