On this day: September 17

Published On: Sep 14 2012 01:49:58 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 17 2015 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 - John Ritter
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1948: Actor John Ritter, best known for the TV series "Three's Company" and "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter," is born in Burbank, California. Ritter, who also appeared in movies such as "Problem Child," "Sling Blade" and "Bad Santa," died at age 54 on Sept. 11, 2003, from an aortic dissection caused by a previously undiagnosed congenital heart defect.

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