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 - Ernest Tubb
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By Atlas Artist Bureau [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1984: Singer-songwriter Ernest Tubb, one of the pioneers of country music, dies of emphysema at age 70 in Nashville, Tennessee. Among Tubb's biggest hits were "Walking the Floor Over You," "Waltz Across Texas," "Soldier's Last Letter," "It's Been So Long Darling" and "Sweet Thang," the last a 1967 duet with an up-and-coming Loretta Lynn.

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