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September 17 Events and Birthdays

Today in History- September 17

Happy Birthday!
1879 Andrew "Rube" Foster, baseball player/formed the Negro National League
1900 J.W. Marriott, owner of the hotel chain
1902 Esther Ralston, silent film actress (Tin Pan Alley)
1923 Hank Williams Sr., singer (Hey Good Lookin')
1928 Roddy McDowall, actor (Funny Lady, Planet of the Apes(TV)
1931 Anne Bancroft, actress (The Graduate, The Miracle Worker)
1948 John Ritter, actor (Jack from Three's Company)
1951 Cassandra Peterson, actress (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark)some say 1949
1955 Rita Rudner, comedienne/actress (some have 1956)
1973 Anastacia, singer (I'm Outta Love)
1974 Rasheed Wallace, basketball player
1975 Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR driver

1996 Spiro Agnew, Vice President of the US
1997 Red Skelton, comedienne

1787 The Constitution of the United States of America was signed.
1920 American Professional Football Association formed.

History Lesson:

Constitution Day was on the 17th of September. Read about it.

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