THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

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

IN THE NA­TION

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

IN THE WORLD

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

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU

Re­tired Supreme Court Jus­tice David H. Souter is 78. Bas­ket­ball Hall of Fame coach Phil Jack­son is 72. Ac­tress Cas­san­dra Peter­son ("Elvira, Mistress of the Dark") is 66. Mup­peteer Kevin Clash (for­mer voice of Elmo) is 57. NASCAR driver Jim­mie John­son is 42.

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