A Week in History: The Munich Olympics, Panama Canal, and Frances Cleveland

President Carter cedes control of the Panama Canal and Palestinian terrorists seize Israeli athletes.

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A look back at the week in history

Sept. 5, 1972 Palestinian terrorists seize Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich, killing 11.

Sept. 7, 1977 President Carter signs a treaty that cedes U.S. control of the Panama Canal by late 1999.

Sept. 8, 1935 Louisiana Sen. Huey Long is shot in the state's capitol building. He dies two days later.

Sept. 9, 1893 Frances Cleveland, wife of Grover Cleveland, gives birth to Esther, the first child of a president to be born in the White House.

Sept. 10, 1812 Americans beat the British at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.