Today is Saturday, Nov. 3, the 307th day of 2001 with 58 to follow.
The moon is waning, moving toward its last quarter.
The morning stars are Venus, Jupiter and Saturn.
The evening stars are Mercury and Mars.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include Texan Stephen Austin, who gave his name to the state capital, in 1793; poet William Cullen Bryant in 1794; Chicago Bears' great Bronislaw "Bronko" Nagurski in 1908; film actor Charles Bronson in 1922 (age 79); conductor/composer John Barry, entertainer Ken Berry and former Gov. Michael Dukakis, D-Mass., all in 1933 (age 68); comedians Roseanne and Dennis Miller, and actress Kate Capshaw, all in 1953 (age 48); and actress Kathy Kinney ("The Drew Carey Show") in 1954 (age 47).
On this date in history:
In 1783, with American independence established, Congress ordered the Continental Army demobilized.
In 1948, the Chicago Tribune printed the premature headline, "Dewey defeats Truman."
In 1964, Lyndon Johnson was elected president with a margin larger than in any previous presidential election, defeating Republican Barry Goldwater.
In 1984, the cremation of assassinated Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi drew world leaders to New Delhi.
In 1995, Typhoon Angela killed more than 700 people in the northern Philippines.
In 1997, opening statements were made in Denver in the Oklahoma City bombing trial of Terry Nichols, accused of collaborating with Timothy McVeigh in the bombing of the federal building which killed 168 people.
A thought for the day: in his second inaugural address, President Clinton said, "Government is not the problem, and government is not the solution. We, the American people, we are the solution."