Today is the 256th day of 2014 and the 85th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1788, Congress chose New York City as the temporary federal capital.
In 1971, state police and National Guard soldiers stormed Attica Correctional Facility in New York, bringing a four-day riot to an end.
In 1993, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat signed the Oslo Accords.
In 2001, civilian air traffic resumed in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Milton Hershey (1857-1945), Hershey Co. founder; John Pershing (1860-1948), U.S. Army general; Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941), author; Claudette Colbert (1903-1996), actress; Roald Dahl (1916-1990), author; Mel Torme (1925-1999), singer/actor; Judith Martin (1938- ), "Miss Manners" columnist; Jean Smart (1951- ), actress; Anne Geddes (1956- ), photographer; Michael Johnson (1967- ), Olympic sprinter; Tyler Perry (1969- ), actor/filmmaker; Fiona Apple (1977- ), singer; Thomas Muller (1989- ), soccer player.
TODAY'S FACT: Roald Dahl, best known as an author of children's books, was the screenwriter of the 1967 James Bond film "You Only Live Twice."
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1970, Gary Muhrcke won the first New York City Marathon with a time of 2:31:38.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Charming villains have always had a decided social advantage over well-meaning people who chew with their mouths open." -- Judith Martin
TODAY'S NUMBER: 70 million -- Hershey's Kisses produced daily by the Hershey Co.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (Sept. 8) and last quarter moon (Sept. 15).