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 - Federal Hall
4 / 33
Jeff Christensen/Reuters

2002: In New York City, the U.S. Congress convenes at Federal Hall for a rare special session. The session was held in New York to express the nation's mourning for the loss on Sept. 11, 2001, and unity in the war against terrorism.

Upload Photos / Videos