On this day: September 17

Published On: Sep 14 2012 01:49:58 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 17 2013 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 - Warren Burger
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1907: Warren Burger, who would go on to become the 15th chief justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1969 to 1986, is born in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Supreme Court of the United States delivered a variety of transformative decisions on abortion, capital punishment, religious establishment, and school desegregation during his tenure. He died of congestive heart failure at age 87 on June 25, 1995.

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