Today is the 257th day of 2016 and the 86th 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.
In 2007, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.
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: In 1948, Margaret Chase Smith was elected Senator from Maine, becoming the first woman to serve in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1970, Gary Muhrcke won the first New York City Marathon with a time of 2:31:38.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "There is within every human being a deep well of thinking over which a heavy iron lid is kept clamped." -- Sherwood Anderson
TODAY'S NUMBER: 70 million -- Hershey's Kisses produced daily by the Hershey Co.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (Sept. 9) and full moon (Sept. 16).