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