On this day: September 17

Published On: Sep 14 2012 01:49:58 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 17 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

The U.S. Constitution is signed, the Civil War sees the bloodiest battle in American history, the prototype space shuttle Enterprise is unveiled, and the Camp David Accords bring peace between Egypt and Israel, all on this day.

OTD September 17 - Red Skelton
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1997: Actor and comedian Red Skelton, best known for his national radio and television acts between 1937 and 1971 and as host of the television program "The Red Skelton Show," dies from pneumonia at the age of 84 in Rancho Mirage, California.

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