TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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

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1787: The Con­sti­tu­tion of the United States was com­pleted and signed by a ma­jor­ity of del­e­gates at­tend­ing the Con­sti­tu­tional Con­ven­tion in Philadel­phia. 1862: More than 3,600 men were killed in the Civil War Bat­tle of An­ti­etam in Mary­land. 1937: The like­ness of Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln’s head was ded­i­cated at Mount Rush­more. 1939: The Soviet Union in­vaded Poland dur­ing World War II, more than two weeks after Nazi Ger­many had launched its as­sault.

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

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.)

1971: Cit­ing health rea­sons, Supreme Court Jus­tice Hugo Black, 85, re­tired. (Black, who was suc­ceeded by Lewis F. Powell Jr., died eight days after mak­ing his an­nounce­ment.)

1978: After meet­ing at Camp David, Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter Me­nachem Be­gin and Egyp­tian Pres­i­dent An­war Sa­dat signed a frame­work for a peace treaty.

1996: For­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Spiro T. Agnew died in Ber­lin, Mary­land, at age 77.

1997: A U.N. he­li­copter slammed into a fog-shrouded moun­tain in cen­tral Bos­nia and burst into flames, killing Ger­man diplo­mat Gerd Wag­ner, five Amer­i­cans and six oth­ers. Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton re­jected a ban on land mines en­dorsed by 89 coun­tries, say­ing the ac­cord would jeop­ar­dize “the safety and se­cu­rity of our men in uni­form.”

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: Pres­i­dent George W. Bush nom­i­nated for­mer fed­eral judge Michael Mukasey to be­come at­tor­ney gen­eral. The Iraqi gov­ern­ment re­voked the li­cense of Black­wa­ter USA se­cu­rity firm a day after a shoot­ing in­ci­dent that had claimed the lives

of civil­ians. Dur­ing a fo­rum at the Univer­sity of Florida, An­drew Meyer, a stu­dent with a his­tory of tap­ing his own prac­ti­cal jokes, was Tasered by cam­pus po­lice and ar­rested after loudly and re­peat­edly try­ing to ques­tion Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.

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; Rom­ney of­fered no apolo­gies, but con­ceded his com­ments were not “el­e­gantly stated” and were spo­ken “off the cuff.”

One year ago: An ex­plo­sion rocked Man­hat­tan’s Chelsea neigh­bor­hood, in­jur­ing 30 peo­ple; an Afghan-born New Jersey res­i­dent is fac­ing trial in the bomb­ing. A So­mali-Amer­i­can went on a stab­bing ram­page at Cross­roads Cen­ter mall in St. Cloud, Min­nesota, wound­ing 10 peo­ple be­fore an off-duty of­fi­cer fa­tally shot him.

COURTESY

Jim Mor­ri­son sings “Light My Fire” with The Doors dur­ing a per­for­mance on “The Ed Sul­li­van Show” in 1967.

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