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On This Day — September 6

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September 6th is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 116 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

On this day in history:

1620 – The Pilgrims sail from Plymouth, England, on the Mayflower to settle in North America.

1901 – Leon Czolgosz, an unemployed anarchist, shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.

1939 – World War II: South Africa declares war on Nazi Germany.

1944 – World War II: The city of Ypres, Belgium is liberated by Allied forces.

1972 – Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games by the Palestinian “Black September” terrorist group die (as did a German policeman) at the hands of the kidnappers during a failed rescue attempt. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day.

1997 – The Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. Well over a million people lined the streets and 2.5 billion watched around the world on television.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Luther Star Idris Elba turns 45

Socialite, Author, and Columnist Pippa Middleton turns 34

Sisters Actress Swoosie Kurtz turns 73

Governor of New Jersey and Former Presidential Candidate Chris Christie turns 55

Dreamgirls Star and Singer Anika Noni Rose turns 44

Happy Birthday to all September 6th babies!

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