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Today in history

Today in History: US Constitution completed in Philadelphia

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2021. There are 105 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional ...

Today in History: Automotive giant General Motors founded in Flint

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2021. There are 106 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Sept. 16, 1974, President Gerald R. Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for Vietnam war deserters and draft-evaders. On this ...

1963: Black students enter Alabama schools after standoff

Today is Friday, Sept. 10, the 253rd day of 2021. There are 112 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 10, 1963, 20 Black students entered Alabama public schools following a standoff between federal authorities and Gov. George C. Wallace. On this date: In ...

Panama Canal treaties signed, 1977

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, Sept. 7, the 250th day of 2021. There are 115 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 7, 1977, the Panama Canal treaties, calling for the U.S. to eventually turn over control of the waterway to Panama, were signed in ...

Today in History: eBay founded as “AuctionWeb” in San Jose, Calif.

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2021. There are 119 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 3, 1939, Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declared war on Germany, two days after the Nazi invasion of Poland; in a radio ...