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 - Robert B Parker
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Manchester (N.H.) Library

1932: Author Robert B. Parker, best known for his crime novels about private detective Spenser, is born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Parker's Spenser series of novels was developed the television series "Spenser: For Hire" in the 1980s. He also developed the character Jesse Stone, a troubled LAPD detective who becomes a police chief in a small New England town, who has been played by Tom Selleck in a series of TV movies. Parker died of a heart attack at age 77 on Jan. 18, 2010.

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