On This Day: September 17th
This is 261st day of the year and 105 days remain in the year.
The bloodiest day in U.S. military history occurred at the Battle of Antietam when more than 23,000 were killed or wounded.
Heather Whitestone of Alabama became the first deaf Miss America.
September 17 BirthdaysDavid H. Souter1939—, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1990—2009), born in Melrose, Mass.
William Carlos Williamspoet and physician
Warren Earl Burgerfifteenth Chief Justice of the United States
Hank Williamscountry singer
Christian Louis Langepacifist