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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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