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This was 249th day of the year and 116 days remained in the year.

September 6 Birthdays

Marquis de Lafayette
1757–1834, French general and political leader.

John Dalton
scientist (1766)

Catherine Beecher
educator (1800)

Jane Addams
social worker (1860)

Joseph P. Kennedy
financier (1888)

Claire Lee Chennault
general (1890)

Jane Curtin
actress (1947)

September 6 in History


President William McKinley was shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y. McKinley died on September 14th.


Nazi Germany required all Jews over the age of six to wear a yellow Star of David on their clothes.


Baseball player Cal Ripken, Jr., broke Lou Gehrig's iron man record by playing in his 2,131st straight game.


More than 2 billion people watched Princess Diana's funeral on TV.


Japanese movie director Akira Kurosawa died in Tokyo at age 88.


Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti died at age 71.

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