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 - Robert Peary
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By Benjamin B. Hampton (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1909: Explorer Robert Peary sends word that he had reached the North Pole. He had reached his goal five months earlier.

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