On this day: September 6

Published On: Sep 05 2012 11:21:24 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 06 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

A president is shot, Cal Ripken Jr. breaks an unbreakable record, and the world mourns the passing of a princess, all on this day.

OTD September 6 - McKinley Assassination
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1901: Anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. McKinley would die eight days later on Sept. 14. Czolgosz was executed by electric chair on Oct. 29, 1901, just 45 days after McKinley's death.

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