Today is the 260th day of 2014 and the 89th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1787, delegations from 12 states voted to approve the proposed Constitution at Philadelphia's Constitutional Convention.
In 1862, more than 23,000 people died or were wounded in the Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Maryland, resulting in the bloodiest single day in U.S. military history.
In 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin reached a historic accord at Camp David.
In 2001, the New York Stock Exchange reopened, having been closed since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Rube Foster (1879-1930), baseball player/manager; William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), physician/poet; Hank Williams Sr. (1923-1953), singer-songwriter; George Blanda (1927-2010), football player; Anne Bancroft (1931-2005), actress; Ken Kesey (1935-2001), author; Phil Jackson (1945- ), basketball player/coach; John Ritter (1948-2003), actor; Baz Luhrmann (1962- ), film director; Kyle Chandler (1965- ), actor; Bryan Singer (1965- ), film director; Jimmie Johnson (1975- ), race car driver; Alexander Ovechkin (1985- ), hockey player.
TODAY'S FACT: In 1976, NASA unveiled its first space shuttle, Enterprise, at a ceremony in Palmdale, California.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2004, Barry Bonds became just the third baseball player in history (after Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth) to hit 700 career home runs.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "He knows that you have to laugh at the things that hurt you just to keep yourself in balance, just to keep the world from running you plumb crazy." -- Ken Kesey, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 30 -- years a state of war had existed between Israel and Egypt when the Camp David accords were signed on this day in 1978.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Sept. 15) and new moon (Sept. 23).