Today is Saturday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2013. There are 45 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Nov. 16, 1933, the United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations.

Glancing Backward Locally:

25 years ago - 1988

The Ridgebury Township Supervisors discussed eliminating the municipal police force from its 1989 budget, but after listening to the concerns of about 60 residents who attended the meeting, the board voted unanimously to continue police services.

The First United Methodist Church of Sayre was the site of many repairs since the first that caused heavy damage to the church.

Volunteer crews from Masonite and Penelec cut and erected Memorial Hospital's Love-Light tree in front of the hospital.

Elsewhere on this date:

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

In 1885, Canadian rebel leader Louis Riel was executed for high treason.

In 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state of the union.

In 1917, Georges Clemenceau again became prime minister of France.

In 1946, 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 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.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Clu Gulager is 84. Actress Joanna Pettet is 71. Actor Miguel Sandoval is 62. Tennis player Zina Garrison is 50. Actress Missi Pyle is 41. Pop singer Trevor Penick is 34. Rock singer Siva Kaneswaran (The Wanted) is 25. Actor Noah Gray-Cabey ("Heroes") is 18.