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To­day is the 256th day of 2017 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 (18571945), Her­shey Co. founder; John Per­sh­ing (18601948), 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; Niall Ho­ran (1993- ), singer.

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: "'The mat­ter with hu­man beans,' the BFG went on, 'is that they is ab­so­lutely re­fus­ing to be­lieve in any­thing un­less they is ac­tu­ally see­ing it right in front of their own schnoz­zles.'" -- Roald Dahl, "The BFG"

TO­DAY'S NUM­BER: 70 mil­lion -- Her­shey's Kisses pro­duced daily by the Her­shey Co.

TO­DAY'S MOON: Be­tween last quar­ter moon (Sept. 12) and new moon (Sept. 19).

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