On this day: September 17

POSTED: 12:49 PM Sep 14 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Sep 17 2013

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 - Roddy McDowall
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1928: Actor Roddy McDowall, best known for his roles as Cornelius and Caesar in the "Planet of the Apes" film series and as a child actor in movies such as "How Green Was My Valley," "My Friend Flicka" and "Lassie Come Home," is born in London, England. He died of lung cancer at age 70 on Oct. 3, 1998.

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