On this day: September 17

Published On: Sep 14 2012 01:49:58 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 17 2014 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 - Dred Scott
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1858: Dred Scott, the American slave who unsuccessfully sued for citizenship in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case of 1857, dies from tuberculosis at the age of 62 or 63 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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