In 1862, more than 3,600 men were killed in the Civil War Battle of Antietam in Maryland.
1787: The Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
1908: Lt. Thomas E. Selfridge of the U.S. Army Signal Corps became the first person to die in the crash of a powered aircraft, the Wright Flyer, at Fort Myer, Va., just outside Washington, D.C.
1937: The likeness of President Abraham Lincoln's head was dedicated at Mount Rushmore.
1955: Tennessee Ernie Ford recorded “Sixteen Tons” by Merle...