Today is the 292nd day of the year, with 73 days remaining until the new year.
1512 - Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology.
1781 - Representatives of British commander George Cornwallis, handed over his sword and formally surrendered to George Washington and Jean-Baptiste Rochambeau at Yorktown, Virginia.
1805 - Austrian General Mack surrenders his army toe the Grand Army of Napoleon at the Battle of Ulm. 30,000 prisoners are captured and 10,000 casualties inflicted on the losers.
1864 - Union Army under Philip Sheridan destroy the Confederate Army under Jubal A. Early, at the Battle of Cedar Creek.
1873 - Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers Universities, draft the first code of American football rules.
1933 - Germany withdraws from the League of Nations.
1959 - The first discotheque opens.
1987 - Known as Black Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, falls by 22%, a total of 508 points.
2005 - Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad, Iraq for his crimes against humanity.