TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Albuquerque Journal - - NEWS -

To­day is Sun­day, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2017. There are 105 days left in the year.

To­day’s High­light in His­tory: On Septem­ber 17, 1967, The Doors ap­peared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on CBS-TV for the first — and last — time. The group was banned from the pro­gram af­ter Jim Mor­ri­son ig­nored a pro­ducer’s re­quest to change the line, “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher” to “Girl, we couldn’t get much bet­ter” while singing “Light My Fire” dur­ing the live broad­cast.

In 1787, the Con­sti­tu­tion of the United States was com­pleted and signed by a ma­jor­ity of del­e­gates at­tend­ing the Con­sti­tu­tional Con­ven­tion in Philadel­phia.

In 1862, more than 3,600 men were killed in the Civil War Bat­tle of An­ti­etam in Mary­land.

In 1939, the Soviet Union in­vaded Poland dur­ing World War II, more than two weeks af­ter Nazi Ger­many had launched its as­sault.

In 1957, two male at­tor­neys “stood in” as ac­tress Sophia Loren and pro­ducer Carlo Ponti were mar­ried by proxy in Ci­u­dad Juárez, Mex­ico. Le­gal is­sues later forced an an­nul­ment; the cou­ple wed in Sevres, France, in 1966.

In 1971, cit­ing health rea­sons, Supreme Court Jus­tice Hugo Black, 85, re­tired. Black, who was suc­ceeded by Lewis F. Pow­ell Jr., died eight days af­ter mak­ing his an­nounce­ment. In 1978, af­ter meet­ing at Camp David, Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter Me­nachem Be­gin and Egyp­tian Pres­i­dent An­war Sa­dat signed a frame­work for a peace treaty.

In 1997, a U.N. he­li­copter slammed into a fog-shrouded moun­tain in cen­tral Bos­nia and burst into flames, killing Ger­man diplo­mat Gerd Wag­ner, five Amer­i­cans and six oth­ers.

In 2011, a demon­stra­tion call­ing it­self Oc­cupy Wall Street be­gan in New York, prompt­ing sim­i­lar protests around the U.S. and the world.

To­day’s Birthdays: Sen. Charles E. Grass­ley, R-Iowa, is 84. Singer LaMonte McLe­more (The Fifth Di­men­sion) is 82. Re­tired Supreme Court Jus­tice David H. Souter is 78. Singer Fee Way­bill is 67. Ac­tress Cas­san­dra Peter­son (“Elvira, Mis­tress of the Dark”) is 66. Co­me­dian Rita Rud­ner is 64. Di­rec­tor-ac­tor Paul Feig, movie di­rec­tor Baz Luhrmann and singer BeBe Wi­nans are 55. Ac­tor Kyle Chan­dler and di­rec­tor-pro­ducer Bryan Singer are 52. Ac­tor Ma­lik Yoba is 50. Ac­tor-co­me­dian Bobby Lee and ac­tor Felix So­lis are 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Mar­cus San­ders (Hi-Five) is 44. Ac­tress-singer Nona Gaye is 43. Pop singer Maile Misajon (Eden’s Crush) is 41. Coun­try singer Desi Was­din (3 of Hearts) is 34. Rock mu­si­cian Jon Walker is 32. Ac­tress Danielle Brooks is 28. Ac­tress-singer Denyse Tontz is 23.

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