11/9/2012 8:55:00 AM World Almanac for November 9, 2012
Today is the 314th day of 2012 and the 49th day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1906, Theodore Roosevelt became the first sitting president to make an official trip outside of the United States, to Panama.
In 1965, a massive blackout left much of the northeastern United States and Ontario, Canada, without power.
In 1989, the wall separating West Berlin from East Berlin and the rest of East Germany was opened.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806), astronomer; Elijah P. Lovejoy (1802-1837), abolitionist; Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883), writer; Hedy Lamarr (1913-2000), actress; Spiro Agnew (1918-1996), U.S. vice president; Anne Sexton (1928-1974), poet; Carl Sagan (1934-1996), astronomer/writer; Chris Jericho (1970- ), professional entertainment wrestler; Susan Tedeschi (1970- ), singer; Eric Dane (1972- ), actor.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1961, the Professional Golfers Association of America eliminated its rule limiting membership to Caucasians.
TODAY'S FACT: The 1965 power grid blackout left an area of 80,000 square miles, and at least 30 million people, without power.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterward. More than that no man is entitled to, and less than that no man shall have." -- Theodore Roosevelt
TODAY'S NUMBER: $56.4 million -- estimated earnings of PGA golf star Tiger Woods in 2012.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter (Nov. 6) and new moon (Nov. 13).