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Movie events on the 17th September

1778

Mohawk Indian chief and British Loyalist leader Joseph Brant leads a force of 150 Iroquois Indians and 300 British Loyalists under the command of Captain William Caldwell in a surprise attack on the area of German Flats, New York. (Herkimer, New York) (Divided Loyalties)

1862

Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and Union General George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac fight to a standstill along a creek on the bloodiest day in American history. (Antietam, Maryland) (Glory)

Battle of Antietam: Union officer Capt. Gideon loses both of his sons on this day. Legend says Gideon killed over 100 men himself. (nr Sharpsburg, Md) (Seraphim Falls)

1897

Van Helsing, Harker & co destroy Dracula's lair at Carfax Abbey, but the Count escapes to take Mina as his bride. (London) (Dracula)

1916

Manfred von Richthofen shoots down his first plane. (The Red Baron)

1930

Oscar Wallace arrives from the Washington Bureau; Malone changes his mind. He and Ness recruit George Stone from the police academy. (Chicago, Ill) (The Untouchables)

1940

Signalman Andrew "Canada" Brown receives the Victoria Cross from King George VI for escaping from the German raider Essen and, armed with only a German Mauser, singlehandedly pinning it down in Resolution Inlet of the Galapagos Islands for eighteen hours until the British cruiser HMS Stratford could arrive to sink her. Admiral Richard Saville, captain of the Stratford receives a knighthood. What is unbeknownst to both Saville and Brown is that they are father and son. (Buckingham Palace, London, England) (Single-Handed)

1944

Operation Market-Garden begins, the Anglo-American operation to take Nijmeagan Bridge. (A Bridge Too Far)

1946

A child is born. (Gatlin, Nebraska) (Children of the Corn)

1948

Melvin Downing is born. (Illinois) (Source Code)

1965

A nineteen-year-old is sacrificed. (Gatlin, Nebraska) (Children of the Corn)

1967

Walter E. Kurtz gets photographed. (Apocalypse Now)

The Doors' live performance on The Ed Sullivan Show has no changes to the lyrics. (New York City) (The Doors)

1998

Chad, Matt, Tyler, and Paul have a barbecue. (V/H/S)

2005

The Tottington Hall Vegetable Competition. (Tottington Hall) (Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit)

2007

Melvin Downing's driver's license is issued. (Valleyfield, Illinois) (Source Code)

2012

Melvin Downing's driver's license expires. (Illinois) (Source Code)

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