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

To­day’s high­light in his­tor y: On Sept. 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. On this date:

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 Mar yland.

In 1937, the like­ness of Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln’s head was ded­i­cated at Mount Rush­more.

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 Juarez, Mex­ico. (Le­gal is­sues later forced an an­nul­ment; the cou­ple wed in Sevres, France, in 1966.)

In 1971, cit­ing health rea­sons, Supreme Cour t Jus­tice Hugo Black, 85, re­tired. (Black died eight days later ; he was suc­ceeded by Lewis F. Pow­ell Jr.)

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

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