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11/12/2012 10:53:00 AM
World Almanac for November 12, 2012

Today is the 317th day of 2012 and the 52nd day of autumn.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1969, journalist Seymour Hersh broke the story of the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam over The Associated Press wire service.

In 1997, Ramzi Yousef was convicted of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

In 1999, President Bill Clinton signed a bill allowing banks, brokerage firms and insurance companies to merge and provide one another's services for the first time since the start of the Great Depression.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), activist; Harry A. Blackmun (1908-1999), U.S. Supreme Court justice; Grace Kelly (1929-1982), actress/Princess of Monaco; Al Michaels (1944- ), sportscaster; Neil Young (1945- ), singer/songwriter; Megan Mullally (1958- ), actress; Nadia Comaneci (1961- ), gymnast; Anne Hathaway (1982- ), actress.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1892, the Allegheny Athletic Association paid $500 to William "Pudge" Heffelfinger for a big game against Pittsburgh Athletic Club, making him the first recorded professional football player.

TODAY'S FACT: Grace Kelly's movies were banned in Monaco by order of her husband, Prince Rainier.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "I don't know whether (the White House is) the finest public housing in America or the crown jewel of the American penal system." -- Bill Clinton

TODAY'S NUMBER: 3 -- individual events Nadia Comaneci won at her first European championship, at age 13.

TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter (Nov. 6) and new moon (Nov. 13).

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