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 - Manfred von Richthofen
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1916: Manfred von Richthofen (aka "The Red Baron"), a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France. Richthofen would end up being considered the top ace of World War I, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories, more than any other pilot, before dying in combat less than two years later.

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