Today is the 345th day of 2012 and the 80th day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1869, women in Wyoming Territory were granted the right to vote.
In 1898, the Spanish-American War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
In 1998, the International Space Station opened.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Cesar Franck (1822-1890), composer; Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), poet; Melvil Dewey (1851-1931), librarian; Dorothy Lamour (1914-1996), actress; Kenneth Branagh (1960- ), actor/director; Bobby Flay (1964- ), celebrity chef; Raven-Symone Pearman (1985- ), actress.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1935, Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago won the first Downtown Athletic Club Trophy, which was renamed the Heisman Trophy in 1936.
TODAY'S FACT: Since 2003, rodeo has been the official Wyoming state sport.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate." -- Emily Dickinson
TODAY'S NUMBER: 4 -- American presidents who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Dec. 6) and new moon (Dec. 13).