Today is Friday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2018 with 46 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include Tiberius, emperor of Rome, in 42 B.C.; composer W.C. Handy, known as the "Father of the Blues," in 1873; Broadway director/playwright George S. Kaufman in 1889; jazz guitarist/bandleader Eddie Condon in 1905; actor Burgess Meredith in 1907; actor Clu Gulager in 1928 (age 90); actor Donna McKechnie in 1942 (age 76); video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto in 1952 (age 66); actor Marg Helgenberger in 1958 (age 60); actor Bruno Amato in 1961 (age 57); singer Diana Krall in 1964 (age 54); actor Lisa Bonet in 1967 (age 51); actor Missi Pyle in 1972 (age 46); actor Brooke Elliott in 1974 (age 44); actor Maggie Gyllenhaal in 1977 (age 41); Olympic figure skater Oksana Baiul in 1977 (age 41); actor Pete Davidson in 1993 (age 25); actor Brandon Larracuente in 1994 (age 24).
On this date in history:
In 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state admitted to the union.
In 1914, intended to serve as a "lender of last resort," the New York Fed opened for business.
In 1933, the United States established diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union.
In 1957, Ed Gein murdered his last victim, Bernice Worden. When police searched his house, they found 10 human skulls, a human heart in a pot on the stove and what appeared to be a belt made out of human flesh. He confessed to killing two women and said the other body parts were from grave robbing.
In 1960, Hollywood king Clark Gable, best remembered as Rhett Butler in Gone With The Wind, died of a heart attack at the age of 59.
In 1973, President Richard Nixon authorized the construction of the Alaska Pipeline with the signing of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law.
In 1988, Pakistanis voted Benazir Bhutto as prime minister, the nation's first female leader in modern history.
In 1990, the Soviet Union indicated its approval of the use of military force to oust Iraq from Kuwait but said action should be delayed to give Iraqi President Saddam Hussein a chance to leave the country peacefully.
In 2000, President Bill Clinton became the first U.S. president to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.
In 2001, U.S. officials said a bomb had killed Muhammad Atef, one of Osama bin Laden's closest strategists who was believed to have helped plan the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.
In 2008, after nearly a year of negotiations with the United States, the Iraqi Cabinet agreed to withdrawal of U.S. combat troops by Dec. 31, 2011.
A thought for the day: "To make peace, one must be an uncompromising leader. To make peace, one must also embody compromise." -- Benazir Bhutto