UNIVERSAL UCLICK ALMANAC
Today is the 257th day of 2013 and the 86th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote "Defence of Fort McHenry," the poem that provided the lyrics for "The Star-Spangled Banner."
In 1901, President William McKinley died of wounds received on Sept. 6 from an assassin's bullet, and Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as his successor.
In 1994, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced the cancellation of the remainder of the season after a 34-day player strike.
In 2006, the Food and Drug Administration warned consumers of an E. coli outbreak originating in bagged spinach.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Zoe Caldwell (1933- ), actress; Walter Koenig (1936- ), actor/director/producer; Larry Brown (1940- ), basketball coach; Sam Neill (1947- ), actor; Stephen Dunham (1964-2012), actor; Faith Ford (1964- ), actress; Andrew Lincoln (1973- ), actor; Nas (1973- ), rapper; Amy Winehouse (1983-2011), singer.
TODAY'S FACT: Elizabeth Ann Seton became the first American-born Catholic saint when she was canonized by Pope Paul VI on this day in 1975.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1987, the Toronto Blue Jays hit a major-league record 10 home runs in a single game.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." -- Theodore Roosevelt
TODAY'S NUMBER: 12 -- member states of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), including six in the Middle East, four in Africa and two in South America. OPEC was founded on this day in 1960.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (Sept. 12) and full moon (Sept. 19).