The Republican Herald - - OPINION -

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

High­light in his­tory:

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 Mary­land.

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 1947, James V. For­re­stal was sworn in as the first U.S. Sec­re­tary of De­fense.

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

Ten years ago, The Iraqi gov­ern­ment re­voked the li­cense of Black­wa­ter USA se­cu­rity firm a day af­ter a shoot­ing in­ci­dent that had claimed the lives of civil­ians.

Five years ago, Repub­li­can Mitt Rom­ney tried to head off a new dis­trac­tion for his pres­i­den­tial cam­paign af­ter a video sur­faced show­ing him telling wealthy donors that 47 per­cent of all Amer­i­cans “be­lieve they are vic­tims” en­ti­tled to help from the gov­ern­ment that per­me­ated their lives.

One year ago, a So­ma­liamer­i­can went on a stab­bing ram­page at Cross­roads Cen­ter mall in St. Cloud, Min­nesota, wound­ing 10 peo­ple be­fore an off-duty of­fi­cer fa­tally shot him.

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