What happened today in history?
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September 6

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1997The funeral for Diana, Princess of Wales, is held at London's Westminster Abbey.
1995Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken breaks Lou Gehrig's record by playing in 2,131 consecutive games.
1995The Senate Ethics Committee recommends expulsion of US Senator Bob Packwood, accused of sexual misconduct.
1984Country music artist Ernest Tubb dies at the age of 70.
1975Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova requests political asylum while in New York for the US Open.
1968Swaziland becomes an independent member of the British Commonwealth.
1959Mattel's Barbie doll goes on sale for the first time.
1952The first regular Canadian television broadcasts begin in Montreal.
1948Juliana of the Netherlands is crowned as Queen.
1939South Africa declares war on Germany during WWII.
1923Publisher Edward P. Dutton dies.
1920Detroit station WWJ airs the first pro boxing match to be broadcast on radio.
1901  US president William McKinley is shot and mortally wounded by an asailant at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY.

Born today:

1974  Nina Persson - rock singer (The Cardigans)

1971  Dolores O'Riordan - rock singer (The Cranberries)

1961  Paul Waaktaar - guitarist, singer (a-ha)

1960  Perry Bamonte - rock keyboardist, guitarist (The Cure)

1958  Jeff Foxworthy - comedian

1957  Joe Smyth - country rock drummer (Sawyer Brown)

1954  Banner Thomas - rock bassist (Molly Hatchet)

1948  Claydes Smith - guitarist (Kool & The Gang)

1947  Jane Curtin - comedienne, actress (3rd Rock from the Sun)

1946  Ron Boone - basketball player, sportscaster

1944  Swoosie Kurtz - actress

1944  Roger Waters - rock bassist (Pink Floyd)

1937  JoAnne Worley - comedienne, actress (Laugh-In)

1888  Joseph P. Kennedy - US Ambassador to Great Britain; father of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy,
          and Edward Kennedy

1757  Lafayette - French hero of the American Revolution



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