September 6

1901

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

1941

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

1995

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

1997

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

1998

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

2007

Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti died at age 71.

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