The Times-Tribune - - Briefly -

To­day is Sun­day, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2017. There are 105 days left in the year. 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 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 1987, the city of Philadel­phia, birth­place of the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion, threw a big 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.” 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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