TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS -

TO­DAY’S HIGHLIGHT 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.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1862

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

1987

The city of Philadel­phia, birth­place of the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion, threw a party to cel­e­brate the 200th an­niver­sary of the his­toric doc­u­ment; in a speech at In­de­pen­dence Hall, Pres­i­dent Ron­ald Rea­gan ac­claimed the fram­ing of the Con­sti­tu­tion as a mile­stone “that would pro­foundly and for­ever al­ter not just these United States but the world.”

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