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 - Jimmie Johnson
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1975: NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, the only driver ever to win five straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships, is born in El Cajon, California. Johnson won his titles from 2006 through 2010, also earning Driver of the Year honors each of those years except for 2008, and won a sixth championship in 2013. He's also won the Daytona 500 two times, with victories in 2006 and 2013.

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