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Saturday, September 6, 2008

This Day in History

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.

2008 - I turn yet another year older...


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