On this day: September 6

Published On: Sep 05 2012 11:21:24 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 06 2013 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 - Luciano Pavarotti
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2007: Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who became famous as one of The Three Tenors along with Spanish singers Plácido Domingo and José Carreras, dies from pancreatic cancer at age 71 in Modena, Italy.

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