Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Day 249 - This day in legal and military history

September 6

NATIONAL Fight Procrastination Day

NATIONAL Read a Book Day 

NATIONAL Coffee Ice Cream Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1847 Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves back into town, to Concord, Massachusetts

1901 President William McKinley is shot while attending a reception at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, by 28-year-old anarchist Leon Czolgosz. McKinley dies eight days later, the third American president assassinated.

1941 Nazi Germany required all Jews over the age of six to wear a yellow Star of David on their clothes

1983 The Soviet Union admits to shooting down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, stating that the pilots did not know it was a civilian aircraft when it violated Soviet airspace

1995 The Baltimore Orioles’ Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a 56-year MLB record held by Lou Gehrig.  In 2007, fans voted this achievement the most memorable moment in MLB history.

1997 The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place.  More than one million people line London’s streets to honor her and 2.5 billion watch the event on TV.

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