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 - HMS Courageous
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1939: German U-boat U-29 sinks the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous off the coast of Ireland in the opening weeks of World War II. The ship capsized and sunk in 20 minutes with the loss of 519 of her crew, including her captain.

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