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Notable Historical Events for September 6th

1492Columbus' fleet leaves Gomera, Canary islands

1985Mark Messier loses control of his Porsche and totals three cars, and would later be charged with hit and run and careless driving (he would pay a fine)

1901US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York

1996Balt Orioles' Eddie Murray's 500th career HR

1971Jerry Lewis' 6th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises

19907th MTV Awards: Sinead O'Connor wins

200118th MTV Awards: Lady Marmalade, Eve f/ Gwen Stefani & Moby f/ Gwen Stefani wins

1866Frederick Douglass is 1st US black delegate to a national convention

1982Jerry Lewis' 17th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $28,400,000

1994Actor Jackson Pinckney awarded $487,000 for being partially blinded by Jean-Claude Van Damme during filming of "Cyborg"

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Notable Birthdays on September 6th

1888Joseph P Kennedy, Boston Mass, diplomat, father of JFK, RFK & Teddy

1947Jane Curtin, Cambridge Massachusetts, actress (SNL, Allie Lowell-Kate & Allie)

1860Jane Addams, Cedarville, Illinois, pacifist/social worker/feminist (Nobel 1931), (d. 1935)

1943George Roger Waters, Cambridge England, rock bassist and vocalist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)

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Notable Weddings on September 6th

1840Publisher James Gordon Bennett (45) weds Henrietta Agnes Crean in NYC, New York

1889Explorer Fridtjof Nansen (27) weds mezzosoprano singer Eva Nansen (30)

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Notable Deaths on September 6th

1966Margaret Sanger, US feminist/birth control pioneer, dies at 86

1780William Allen, Mayor of Philadelphia, dies at 76

1990Tom Fogerty, rocker (Creedence Clearwater), dies of tuberculosis at 48

2007Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor, dies at 71

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