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On This Day: September 17th

This is 260th day of the year and 105 days remain in the year.

in history
1787
The Constitution was completed and signed by a majority of the delegates attending the constitutional convention in Philadelphia.
1862
The bloodiest day in U.S. military history occurred at the Battle of Antietam when more than 23,000 were killed or wounded.
1908
Lt. Thomas Selfridge, a passenger in a plane piloted by Orville Wright, became the first airplane fatality when the craft crashed.
1920
The American Professional Football Association—a precursor of the NFL—was formed in Canton, Ohio.
1980
Anastasio Somoza Debayle, former president of Nicaragua, was assassinated in Paraguay.
1994
Heather Whitestone of Alabama became the first deaf Miss America.
2004
Barry Bonds became the third baseball player to hit 700 career home runs, joining Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth.
September 17 BirthdaysDavid H. Souter1939—, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1990—2009), born in Melrose, Mass.
William Carlos Williamspoet and physician
Warren Earl Burgerfifteenth Chief Justice of the United States
Anne Bancroftactress
Hank Williamscountry singer
Christian Louis Langepacifist



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