SEPTEMBER 17: The Daily Flashback

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1787: The Constitution of the United States of America was signed by delegates at the Constitutional Convention.
1911: The first transcontinental airplane flight started. It took C.P. Rogers 82 hours to fly from New York City to Pasadena, California.
1931: RCA Victor unveiled its new invention, the 33 1/3 RPM long-playing or “LP” record, at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York City.
1961: The Minnesota Vikings played their first game in the National Football League.
1963: “The Fugitive” premiered on ABC-TV.
1964: “Bewitched” premiered on ABC-TV.
1965: “The Smothers Brothers Show” premiered on CBS-TV.
1966: “Mission Impossible” premiered on CBS-TV.
1972: “M*A*S*H” premiered on CBS-TV.
1973: Billy Joel recorded “Piano Man.”
1983: Vanessa Williams, as Miss New York, became the first black woman to be crowned Miss America.
1991: Guns N’ Roses’ “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II” were released simultaneously.

BIRTHDAYS
1923: Hank Williams
1926: Brother Jack McDuff
1935: Ken Kesey
1937: Orlando Cepeda
1950: Fee Waybill
1951: Cassandra Peterson (aka, Elvira)
1956: Rita Rudner
1962: BeBe Winans
1965: Kyle Chandler
1966: Doug E. Fresh

DEATHS
1991: Rob Tyner
1996: Jessie Hill
2013: Marvin Rainwater
2014: George Hamilton IV

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