On this day: September 6

POSTED: 10:21 PM Sep 05 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Sep 06 2013

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 - McKinley Assassination
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1901: Anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y. McKinley would die eight days later on Sept. 14. Czolgosz was executed by electric chair on Oct. 29, 1901, just 45 days after McKinley's death.

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