ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC
Today is the 260th day of 2017 and the 90th 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; Baz Luhrmann (1962- ), film director; Kyle Chandler (1965- ), actor; Jimmie Johnson (1975- ), race car driver; Alexander Ovechkin (1985- ), hockey player.
TODAY'S FACT: NASA unveiled its first space shuttle, Enterprise, at a ceremony in Palmdale, California, on this day in 1976.
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: "We are always acting on what has just finished happening. It happened at least 1/30th of a second ago. We think we're in the present, but we aren't. The present we know is only a movie of the past." -- Ken Kesey, "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"
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. 12) and new moon (Sept. 19).