Sept. 15, 2012
The World and Everything In It

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Hour B, Segment 5

TW&E History Book

Sept. 17, 1787—The U.S. Constitution is completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

Sept. 17, 1862—Union forces hurl back a Confederate invasion of Maryland in the Civil War battle of Antietam. It remains the bloodiest day in U.S. military history.

Sept. 15, 1963—Four girls are killed when a bomb goes off during Sunday services at a black Baptist church in Birmingham, Ala.

Sept. 16, 1974—President Gerald R. Ford announces a conditional amnesty program for Vietnam War deserters and draft-evaders.

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Sept. 15, 2012