Sept. 17, 2011
The World and Everything In It

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Hour B, Segment 5

History Book: U.S. Constitution was completed and signed by a majority of delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia (Sept. 17, 1787), Confederate invasion of Maryland in the Civil War battle of Antietam remains the bloodiest day in U.S. military history (Sept.17, 1862), the 20th president of the United States, James A. Garfield, died of wounds inflicted by an assassin (Sept. 19, 1881), United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold killed in a plane crash in northern Rhodesia (Sept. 18, 1961), and President Gerald R. Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for Vietnam War deserters and draft-evaders. (Sept. 16, 1974).
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Sept. 17, 2011