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Notable Historical Events for September 6th

1972John & Yoko appear on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon

1924Assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini fails

1995Cal Ripken Jr breaks Gehrig's record, plays in 2,131 straight games

1976Jerry Lewis' 11th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, Dean Martin appears

1930Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup.

1993Jerry Lewis' 28th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $46,014,922

1953Roy Campanella sets record for HRs by a catcher at 38

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

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

1492Columbus' fleet leaves Gomera, Canary islands

September 6th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 6th

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

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

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

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

September 6th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 6th

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

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

September 6th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 6th

1780William Allen, Mayor of Philadelphia, dies at 76

2007Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor, dies at 71

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

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

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