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 - Spiro Agnew
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1996: Spiro Agnew, who served as the 39th vice president of the United States from 1969 to 1973 under President Richard Nixon, dies of leukemia at age 77 in Berlin, Maryland. Agnew's time as vice president came to an end with his resignation in 1973 after pleading no contest to a federal income tax evasion charge, making him the only vice president in United States history to resign because of criminal charges.

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