Today is Thursday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2017. There are 45 days left in the year.

In 1776, British troops captured Fort Washington in New York during the American Revolution.

In 1933, the United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations.

In 1939, mob boss Al Capone, ill with syphilis, was released from prison after serving seven years for tax evasion.

In 1945, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded at the conclusion of a conference in London.

In 1959, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music" opened on Broadway.

In 1960, Academy Award-winning actor Clark Gable died in Los Angeles at age 59.

In 1966, Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard was acquitted in Cleveland at his second trial of murdering his pregnant wife, Marilyn, in 1954.

In 1973, Skylab 4, carrying a crew of three astronauts, was launched from Cape Canaveral on an 84-day mission.

In 1982, an agreement was announced in the 57th day of a strike by National Football League players.

Birthdays: Blues musician W.C. Clark is 78. Actor Steve Railsback is 72. Tennis player Zina Garrison is 54. Former MLB All-Star Dwight Gooden is 53. Jazz singer Diana Krall is 53. Actress Lisa Bonet is 50. Actress Martha Plimpton is 47. Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is 40.

Thought for Today: "No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right." -- Helen Keller, American author and lecturer (1880-1968).