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This Day in History for September 6

This Day In History1622 – Spanish silver fleet disappears off Florida Keys; 1,000s die.

1716 – 1st lighthouse built in north America (Boston)

1837 – Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio goes co-ed (4 women, 30 men)

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

1899 – Carnation processes its 1st can of evaporated milk.

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

1909 – Word received that American explorer Robert Peary had discovered the North Pole, 5 months earlier.

1916 – 1st true supermarket, the “Piggly Wiggly” is opened by Clarence Saunders in Memphis, Tennessee.

1943 – Carl Scheib becomes youngest pitcher in AL (16y, 8m) for the A’s.

1954 – WINS NYC begins playing rock n roll with Alan Freed Show.

1957 – Elvis records “White Christmas”,  “Silent Night” & “Here Comes Santa Claus”

1969 – “Cabaret” closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1166 performances.

1972 – Summer Olympic resume in Munich Germany after massacre.

1975 – Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova ask for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open.

1984 – Today Show begins live remote telecasts from Moscow.

1987 – Conjoined twins Benjamin & Patrick Binder separated at John Hopkins Hospital.

1990 – US citizen is shot in Kuwait; oil markets surge on aggressive U.S. statements toward Iraq.

1995 – Senate Ethics committee votes 6-0 to ask for expulsion of Bob Packwood.

1995 – Cal Ripken, Jr. breaks Gehrig’s record, plays in 2,131 straight games.

2012 – Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for US President.

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