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.

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1951: Actress Cassandra Peterson, best known for her on-screen horror hostess character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, is born in Manhattan, Kansas.

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