Today is Sunday, Nov. 1, the 305th day of 2015 with 60 to follow.
Daylight saving time ends in the United States.
The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter and Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Saturn Uranus and Venus.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include journalist and novelist Stephen Crane in 1871; Argentine politician and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Carlos Saavedra Lamas in 1878; sportswriter/poet Grantland Rice and Polish author Sholem Asch, both in 1880; Canadian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Philip Noel-Baker in 1889; journalist James Kilpatrick in 1920; actor Betsy Palmer in 1926 (age 89); hockey Hall of Fame member Al Arbour in 1932 (age 83); golf Hall of Fame member Gary Player in 1935 (age 80); "Hustler" publisher Larry Flynt in 1942 (age 73); musician and politician Kinky Friedman in 1944 (age 71); country singer Lyle Lovett in 1957 (age 58); rock drummer Rick Allen in 1963 (age 52); and actors Rachel Ticotin in 1958 (age 57), Toni Collette and Jenny McCarthy, both in 1972 (age 43) and Penn Badgley in 1986 (age 29); and founder of Feministing Jessica Valenti in 1978 (age 36).
On this date in history:
In 1512, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo's most famous works, was exhibited to the public for the first time.
In 1604, William Shakespeare's "Othello" made its debut.
In 1755, an earthquake in Lisbon, Portugal, killed 60,000 people.
In 1800, U.S. President John Adams and his family moved into the newly built White House after Washington became the U.S. capital.
In 1915, Parris Island was officially designated a Marine Corps Recruit Depot used for the training of enlisted Marines.
In 1938, Seabiscuit beat War Admiral in horse racing's "match of the century."
In 1950, two Puerto Rican nationalists tried to force their way into the Blair House in Washington in an attempt to assassinate U.S. President Harry Truman.
In 1990, McDonald's, under pressure from environmental groups, said it would replace plastic food containers with paper.
In 1991, the Russian Congress of People's Deputies granted Boris Yeltsin sweeping powers to launch and direct radical economic reforms.
In 1993, the Maastricht Treaty takes effect, formally establishing the European Union and leading to the creation of the Union's single currency, the euro.
In 2008, Maj. Sebastian Morley, the top British Special Forces commander in Afghanistan, resigned to protest what he called lack of proper equipment for combat troops. He blamed "chronic underinvestment."
In 2011, a U.N. report said the world's population had topped the 7 billion mark, doubling the total of 1968. The U.N. Population Fund predicted 8 billion people by 2025.
A thought for the day: Malala Yousafzai, who won the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 17, said, "I raise my voice not so that I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard."