The first of the Federalist Papers, which called for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, was published.
Du Pont announced that it would name its new synthetic yarn nylon.
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their work toward a Middle East accord.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down.
After an 86 year wait, the Boston Red Sox finally captured a World Series trophy.
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