Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
September 6th

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1620*Pilgrims set sail from Plymouth England to the New World.Ref: 5
1812*Colonial American missionary Adoniram Judson, 24, en route to the mission field, converted from Congregationalism to become a Baptist. He later translated the Bible into Burmese and authored a Burmese dictionary (1849).Ref: 5
1837*What is now Oberlin (Ohio) College becomes co-ed.Ref: 6
1839*Great fire in NY.Ref: 5
1848*National Black Convention meets (Cleveland).Ref: 5
1853*Women's Rights Convention met (NYC).Ref: 5
1862*(Dakota Conflict) Major General John Pope, having recently lost the Battle of Bull Run, is appointed commander of U.S. troops in the Northwest, charged with suppressing the Dakota uprising.Ref: 87
1868*First "blow" of Bessemer Steel made at the Cleveland Rolling Mills. 
1869*The 1st westbound train arrives in San FranciscoRef: 5
1873*Regular Cable Car service begins on Clay StreetRef: 5
1876*Race riot in Charleston SC.Ref: 5
1876*Southern Pacific line from Los Angeles to San Francisco completedRef: 5
1886*St. Ignatius College opens in Cleveland. 
1901*President William McKinley is shot while attending a reception at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY, by 28-year-old anarchist Leon Czolgosz. McKinley dies eight days later, the third American president assassinated.Ref: 2
1905*Atlanta Life Insurance Company established.Ref: 5
1907*The luxury liner Lusitania leaves London for NY on her maiden voyage.Ref: 2
1907*Pius X issued the encyclical "Pascendi dominici gregis," in which he condemned the "modernist" movement within the various branches of Christendom. The document also established councils to combat these "modern errors."Ref: 5
1924*John Dillinger botches the robbery of a grocer in his hometown of Mooresville IN.Ref: 42
1933*John Dillinger robs Massachusetts Avenue State Bank in Indianapolis with Copeland and Crouch.Ref: 42
1940*The National Christian Council of Japan organized its churches into a single body, with complete autonomy from Western church control. The single Protestant structure thus formed was named the United Church of Christ in Japan.Ref: 5
1941*Jews aged 7 and up in German-occupied areas were ordered to wear yellow Stars of David.Ref: 5
1941*The Vilna Ghetto is established containing 40,000 Jews.Ref: 35
1948*The Netherlands celebrated the coronation of Queen Juliana.Ref: 5
1959*The first Barbie Doll was sold by Mattel Toy Corporation. The original Barbie, along with her pals, Ken and Skipper, are now collectors items, although new versions are continually being produced.Ref: 4
1966*Race riot in Atlanta Georgia.Ref: 5
1968*Swaziland gains independence from Britain (National Day).Ref: 5
1970*Palestinian guerrillas seized control of three jetliners which were later blown up on the ground in Jordan after the passengers and crews were evacuated.Ref: 70
1976 A Soviet pilot lands his MIG-25 in Tokyo and asks for political asylum in the United States.Ref: 2
1978 Begin & Sadat meet at Camp David to discuss peace.Ref: 5
1980*Miss Oklahoma, Susan Powell, was crowned Miss America in Atlantic City, NJ. It was the first time in 25 years that Bert Parks had not served as master of ceremonies for the show. He had been dismissed because the pageant committee considered him to be too old. Former TV Tarzan, Ron Ely, was chosen to host the festivities.Ref: 4
1982 Polish dissidents seize the Polish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland.Ref: 5
1983*USSR admits to shooting down KAL 007 on 9/2.Ref: 5
1986*USSR charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying.Ref: 5
1988*Lee Roy Young becomes the first African-American TX Ranger in the force's 165-year history.Ref: 2
1989 The National Party, the governing party of South Africa, lost nearly a quarter of its parliament seats to far-right and anti-apartheid rivals, its worst setback in four decades. 
1991*Iraq increased pressure on trapped Westerners, warning that anyone trying to leave without permission could face life in prison.Ref: 6
1991*The Kremlin formally recognizes the independence of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.Ref: 5
1993*President Clinton visits south Florida where he met with residents recovering from Hurricane Andrew. (XDG, p 4A, 9/06/2003)Ref: 83
1993*Automakers Renault of France and Volvo of Sweden announced they merge; however, Volvo canceled the deal the following December. (XDG, p 4A, 9/06/2003)Ref: 83
1994 Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds and Gerry Adams, head of the IRA's political ally, Sinn Fein, made a joint commitment to peace after their first face-to-face meeting. 
1995*(OJ Simpson) The jury hears excerpts from Fuhrman tapes. With jury absent, Mark Fuhrman appears on stand. He refuses to answer questions, citing his Fifth Amendment privilege against self incrimination.Ref: 87
1996*Hurricane "Luis" moved away from the Caribbean after lashing resort islands.Ref: 6
1996*The Senate Ethics Committee voted unanimously to recommend expulsion of Senator Bob Packwood, accused of sexual and official misconduct.Ref: 6
1998*Divers working off the coast of Nova Scotia find the data recorder from Flight 111, which had crashed killing all 229 aboard. However, it turned out that the recorder had stopped working several minutes before the crash. (XDG, p 4A, 9/06/2003)Ref: 83
2000*In Detroit, striking teachers and the school board agreed on a tentative agreement aimed at ending a weeklong walkout. (The teachers ratified the contract two days later.)Ref: 6
2001*Mexican President Vicente Fox addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress.Ref: 70
2002*Meeting outside Washington D.C., for only the second time since 1800, Congress convened in New York to pay homage to the victims and heroes of Sept. 11, 2001.Ref: 70
2003*(Hurricane Isabel) Isabel forms into a tropical storm. (USA Today, p 2A, 9/19/2003)Ref: 13
1522*One of the five ships that set out in Ferdinand Magellan's trip around the world (the Vittoria) makes it back to Spain. Only 15 of the original 265 men that set out survived. Magellan was killed by natives in the Philippines.Ref: 2
1628*Puritans land at Salem, from Mass Bay Colony, witches soon to settle.Ref: 5
1819*Thomas Blanchard of Middlebury, CT patented a machine called the lathe. Blanchard said it was invented for the manufacturing of gun stocks. His lathe did the work of 13 operators.Ref: 4
1899*Carnation processes its first can of evaporated milk.Ref: 5
1909*American explorer Robert Peary sent word that he had reached the North Pole five months earlier.Ref: 5
1913*First aircraft to loop the loop (Adolphe P‚goud-France).Ref: 5
1936*Aviator Beryl Markham flies the first east-to-west solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.Ref: 2
1987*World's first separation of Siamese Twins joined at the head at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.Ref: 10
1988*Crippled soviet Soyuz TM-5 lands safely with 2 cosmonauts aboardRef: 5
1994*Windows NT 3.5 released.It consists of over 9 million lines of code.Ref: 80
0 Polish dissidents seize the Polish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland.Ref: 5
394*Theodosius becomes sole ruler of Italy after defeating Eugenius at the Battle of the River Frigidus.Ref: 2
1422 Sultan Murat II ends a vain siege of Constantinople.Ref: 2
1688 Imperial troops defeat the Turks and take Belgrade, Serbia.Ref: 2
1793*French General Jean Houchard and his 40,000 men begin a three-day battle against an Anglo-Hanoveraian army at Hondschoote, southwest Belgium, in the wars of the French Revolution.Ref: 2
1861*Union General Ulysses S. Grant's forces capture Paducah, Kentucky from Confederate forces.Ref: 2
1862*Stonewall Jackson occupies Fredrick, Maryland.Ref: 5
1863*After 59 day siege, confederates evacuate Ft Wagner, SC.Ref: 5
1870*The last British troops to serve in Austria are withdrawn.Ref: 2
1914*Battle of the Marne; Germans prevented from occupying Paris.Ref: 5
1915*Tsar Nicholas takes personal command of Russian armies. Grand Duke Nicholas is transferred to the Caucasus.Ref: 38
1918*The German Army begins a general retreat across the Aisne, with British troops in pursuit.Ref: 2
1937*The Soviet Union accuses Italy of torpedoing two Russian ships in the Mediterranean.Ref: 2
1939*South Africa declares war on Germany.Ref: 70
1943*The United States asks the Chinese Nationals to join with the Communists to present a common front to the Japanese.Ref: 2
1944*During World War II, the British government relaxes blackout restrictions and suspended compulsory training for the Home Guard. 
1953*The last American and Korean prisoners are exchanged in Operation Big Switch, the last official act of the Korean War.Ref: 2
1965 Indian troops invade Lahore; Pakistan paratroopers raid Punjab.Ref: 2
1883*Cub's Burns (extra bases), Williamson & Pfeiffer get 3 hits in 1 inn.Ref: 5
1905*Big Ed Walsh pitched two complete-game victories for Chicago’s White Sox. Big Ed single-handedly beat Boston 10-5 and 3-1.Ref: 4
1910*Saskatchewan (then Regina) Roughriders football club formed.Ref: 5
1912*NY Giant Jeff Tesreau no-hits Phila, 3-0.Ref: 5
1912*In a game which purposely matches the superstars, Boston hurler Smokey Joe Wood bests Senators' legend Walter Johnson, 1-0 for his 30th (14h consecutive) victory in a season in which he will win 34. The Red Sox only run is a result of back-to-back doubles by Tris Speaker and Duffy Lewis, the first two-bagger should have been an easy fly out, but the ball lands into an area cordoned off by a rope to section off the overflow Fenway Park crowd.Ref: 1
1924*Charles Paddock captures 100 & 200 yd AAU national senior outdoor track & field championships.Ref: 5
1930*Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8.Ref: 5
1930*Gallant Fox won the Lawrence Realization at Belmont Park in New York and became the leading moneymaker in thoroughbred racing.Ref: 4
1935*Cardinal Terry Moore has a perfect day going 6-for-6 against the Braves.Ref: 1
1943*The youngest player to appear in an American League game was pitcher Carl Scheib of the Philadelphia Athletics.Ref: 4
1946*All-American Football Conference plays first game (Clev 44, Miami 0).Ref: 5
1950*New York Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto receives a death threat if he shows up in uniform to play the Red Sox in Boston. Rizzuto turns the letter over to the FBI and tells his manager, Casey Stengel. Stengel has Rizzuto suit up in a different uniform and future Yankee manager Billy Martin is assigned Rizzuto's uniform. (Ref: Gear Magazine, 5/2002, p 128) 
1954*Yankees use a record 10 pinch hitters.Ref: 5
1954*Carlos Paula of Cuba integrates the Washington Senators. Next year, in his only full season in the majors, the Havana-born outfielder will be given consideration for the Rookie of the Year honors as he leads all freshman by hitting .299.Ref: 1
1963*Major league baseballs 100,000th game.Ref: 5
1973*Two Alou brothers are released by the Yankees. Felipe is sold to the Expos and Matty goes to the Cardinals.Ref: 1
1973*NY Times reports almost all Superfectas run at Yonkers, Roosevelt & Monticello from Jan-Mar of 1973 were fixed.Ref: 5
1973*Avenging the loss of his gold medal one year earlier, swimmer Rick DeMont captured the 400-meter freestyle event with a world record time of 3:58.18 ... without drugs.Ref: 4
1975*Czechoslovakian tennis star, Martina Navratilova, requests political asylum while in New York for the U.S. open.Ref: 70
1980*Tim Wallach of the Montreal Canadians hits a home run in his first major league at bat.Ref: 12
1980*College football longest losing streak of 50 games ends for Macalaster U of St Paul, Minn beating Mount Senario 17-14.Ref: 5
1980*Chantal Langlace sets women's record for fastest 100K run (7h27m22s).Ref: 5
1981*With his seventh blanking, Dodger lefty Fernando Valenzuela ties the major league rookie record for shutouts beating the Cardinal, 5-0.Ref: 1
1981*Bob Lemon becomes the Yankee manager for the second time, replacing Gene Michael.Ref: 1
1986*Milwaukee Brewer Robin Yount collects his 2,000th career hit vs Cleveland.Ref: 86
1986*Mike Tyson KO's Alfonso Ratliff in the 2nd round in a heavyweight boxing match.Ref: 97
1987*Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks a CFL-record 60-yard field goal.Ref: 5
1989*Amateur Atheletic Fed strips Ben Johnson of all track recordsRef: 5
1995*Cal Ripken breaks Lou Gehrig's consecutive game record playing in his 2,131st straight game. When the game becomes official in the middle of the fifth inning, the new 'Iron Man' takes a victory lap around Camden Yards during the 22-minute standing ovation from the sell-out crowd, including President Bill Clinton.Ref: 1
1996*The St Louis Cardinals retire Enos Slaughter's uniform no 9.Ref: 29
1996*Brett Butler returns to the Dodger line-up four months after having surgery for throat cancer. The thirty-nine year old centerfielder scores the decisive run in a 3-2 victory over the Pirates.Ref: 1
1996*O's Eddie Murray becomes the 15th player in Major League Baseball history to hit 500 HRs, and joins only H. Aaron and W. Mays becoming the 3rd player to do it and also have 3000 hits. He is the 20th member of the 3000 hit club.Ref: 1
1999*In a pregame clubhouse meeting, the Colorado Rockies manager Jim Leyland tells his players he will resign at season's end, in order to spend more time with his family after 25 seasons as a manager.Ref: 86
2000*Joining Bert Campaneris (A's-1965) and Cesar Tovar (Twins-1968) Ranger utility player Scott Sheldon becomes only the third player in major league history to play all nine positions in one game.Ref: 1
2000*After reaching an agreement with Mogan, Lewis & Bockis LLP, Major League Baseball can now use the url The law firm registered the in 1994 and refused to release the domain name making it necessary for the sport to use 1
2001*Joining Babe Ruth, Roger Maris, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds becomes the fifth major leaguer to hit 60 home runs in a season. The 37 year-old Giant left fielder, who is the oldest to join this elite group, reaches the historic plateau the quickest needing only 141 games to reach the milestone.Ref: 1
2002*For the first time in 11 years, the Homer Hanky makes its return to the Metrodome in Minneapolis in hopes of halting the A' record-setting 20-game winning streak. Minnesota, who went 8-0 in World Series games (1987 and 1991) at the home as the waving towels became the trademark of Twins fans see the magic continue blanking Oakland, 6-0.Ref: 1
1847*Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves back into town, to Concord, Massachusetts.Ref: 2
1896*New York Times publishes first Sunday Magazine Supplement on slick paper with photographs.Ref: 10
1903*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of The Creeping Man" (BG).Ref: 5
1937*Benny Goodman and his orchestra recorded Sugar Foot Stomp on Victor Records. The tune was a Fletcher Henderson arrangement.Ref: 4
1938 The movie "Boys Town" was first released by MGM studios. Starring Spencer Tracy, the award-winning film depicted the founding of the famous vocational institution in Nebraska in 1917 by parish priest Father Edward J. Flanagan, 31.Ref: 5
1952*Canadian television broadcasting begins in Montreal. (XDG, p 4A, 9/06/2003)Ref: 83
1958*Georgia Gibbs sang The Hula-Hoop Song on The Ed Sullivan Show. It was the first national exposure for the Hula-Hoop craze. Many people recorded the song to capitalize on the fad, including Teresa Brewer and Betty Johnson. Like sometimes happens with fads, these songs didn’t become very popular.Ref: 4
1961*Bob Dylan gave one of his first performances at the Gaslight Cafe in Greenwich Village. The Gaslight was originally a ‘basket house’, where performers were paid from the contents of a basket that had been passed around.Ref: 4
1969*Singer, songwriter David Bowie debuted on U.K. charts with Space Oddity. You remember, “Ground Control to Major Tom, Ground Control to Major Tom ... Check igition and may God’s love be with you, Three, Two, One, Liftoff...” Space Oddity peaked at #5 in the U.K. The song’s release was timed for the U.S. moon landing, but didn’t make the U.S. charts until its rerelease in 1973 (it reached #15).Ref: 4
1972*John & Yoko appear on Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.Ref: 5
1975*Glen Campbell hit #1 on the Billboard pop music chart with Rhinestone Cowboy. It had reached the top position on the country chart on August 23rd.Ref: 4
1976*Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were reunited by Frank Sinatra -- after 20 years of going their separate ways. The former comedy team warmly met each other again during a surprise visit by Martin to Lewis’s annual Labor Day Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy.Ref: 4
1982*Paul McCartney releases "Tug of War".Ref: 5
1982*Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates saw his uniform, number 8, retired by the Bucs. It was the fourth Pirate player’s uniform to be so honored. The other three belonged to Roberto Clemente (#21), Honus Wagner (#33) and Pie Traynor (#20).Ref: 4
1984*Today Show begins live remote telecasts from Moscow.Ref: 5
1986*Barbra Streisand's first live concert in 20 yearsRef: 5
1986*Bananarama hit the top spot on the pop music charts with Venus. The tune had also been a number one hit for the Dutch group, The Shocking Blue (2/07/70).Ref: 4
1711*Heinrich Melchior Muhlenberg founder of US Lutheran church, is born.Ref: 5
1757*Marie Joseph du Motier, Marquis de LaFayette, French soldier and statesman who aided George Washington during the American Revolution, is born.Ref: 68
1766*John Dalton, English scientist who developed the atomic theory of matter, is born.Ref: 2
1800*Catherine Esther Beecher, educator who promoted higher education for women, is born.Ref: 2
1805*Horatio Greenough US, neoclassical sculptor/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1811*James Melville Gilliss, founded Naval Observatory in Washington, is born.Ref: 5
1814*Sir George Cartier (C) Canadian co-PM (1858-62), is born.Ref: 5
1817*Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt a Canadian founding father, is born.Ref: 5
1860*Jane Addams, Nobel Peace Prize-winner [1931]: social worker for peace and women’s rights; founded Chicago’s Hull House; is born.Ref: 15
1876*J. J. R. Macleod, Scottish Nobel Prize-winning physiologist (1923), is born.Ref: 70
1881*Leo Carrillo LA CA, actor (Pancho-Cisco Kid), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Lord Birkett England, judge (Nuremburg Trials), is born.Ref: 5
1885*Otto Kruger Toledo Ohio, actor (Lux Video Theater, High Noon), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Joseph P Kennedy financier/diplomat, father of JFK, RFK & Teddy, is born.Ref: 68
1890*Claire Chennault, American brigadier general; led the Flying Tigers, is born.Ref: 70
1895*Walter Robert Dornberger, German engineer; directed construction of V-2 rocket, is born.Ref: 70
1899*Billy Rose, songwriter famous for "It's Only a Paper Moon," and "Me and My Shadow", is born.Ref: 68
1902*Morgan Beatty Little Rock Ark, news anchor (Du Mont Evening News), is born.Ref: 5
1904*‘Slapsie’ Maxie Rosenbloom light heavyweight boxing champ (1930-34), is born.Ref: 68
1906*Luis Federico Leloir, Argentine Nobel Prize-winning biochemist (1970), is born.Ref: 70
1908*Paul Lavalle Beacon NY, bandleader (Cities Service Band of America), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Michael Galitzen, American diver; won four Olympic medals (1928 and 1932), is born.Ref: 70
1912*Vince (Vincent Paul) DiMaggio baseball: Boston Bees, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates [all-star: 1943, 1944], Philadelphia Blue Jays, NY Giants, Philadelphia Phillies; older brother of Joe [and Dom] DiMaggio; is born.Ref: 4
1915*Franz Josef Strauss Germany, minister of defense (1956-62), is born.Ref: 5
1923 King Peter Yugoslavia is born.Ref: 10
1923*William Kraft Chicago, Ill, composer/percussionist, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Hal (Harold Bentley) Jeffcoat baseball: pitcher: Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Redlegs, Cincinnati Reds, SL Cardinals, is born.Ref: 4
1925*Jimmy Reed Mississippi, blues singer (Soulin', Big Boss Man), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Rudolph Plukfelder, USSR, light heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Robert Pirzig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, is born.Ref: 2
1928*Evgeny Svetlanov Moscow Russia, conductor (Siberian Fantasy), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Dow Finsterwald golf: PGA champion [1958]Ref: 4
1934*Jody McCrea LA Calif, actor (Ben Matheson-Wichita Town), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Jo Anne Worley comedienne: Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Hollywood Squares, is born.Ref: 68
1938*Joan Tower New Rochelle NY, composer (Breakfast Rhythms), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Susumu Tonegawa, Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist [1987]: discovered how the body can defend itself against millions of different diseases it has never before encountered, is born.Ref: 4
1939*David Allan Coe country musician (Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Brian Smith hockey: NHL: LA Kings, Minnesota North Stars, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Tom Janik football: Texas A & I, Boston Patriots, Buffalo Bills, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Carol Wayne actress: The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Scavenger Hunt, Heartbreakers; is born.Ref: 4
1944*Linda Kaye, Henning Cal, actress (Betty Joe-Petticoat Junction), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Roger Waters musician: bass, songwriter: group: Pink Floyd: Another Brick in the Wall [Part II]Ref: 4
1944*Swoosie Kurtz Omaha Nebraska, actress (Slap Shot, Garp), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Ron Boone basketball: Utah Jazz; record: 1,041 consecutive games; broadcaster [color analyst]: Utah Jazz, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Bryan D O'Connor Orange Cal, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 61B, STS 40), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Jane Curtin Emmy Award-winning comedienne, actress: Kate and Allie [1983-84, 1984-85]; Coneheads, Saturday Night Live, Suspicion, is born.Ref: 17
1947*Roger Waters singer (Pink Floyd), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Claydes (Charles) Smith musician: guitar: group: Kool & The Gang: Ladies Night, Celebration, I.B.M.C.; LPs: Wild and Peaceful, Kool Jazz, Light of Worlds, Spirit of the Boogie, Love & Understanding, Something Special, As One, In the Heart, Emergency, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Mike (Michael Wayne) Thompson baseball: pitcher: Washington Senators, SL Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Ken Bernich, football: Auburn Univ. All-American, is bonRef: 4
1953*Katherine Cannon Hartford Ct, actress (Father Murphy, The Survivors), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Jon Erikson US, first to triple cross English Channel (1981), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Banner Thomas musician: bass: group: Molly Hatchet, is born.Ref: 4
1955*Anne Henning US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Jeff Foxworthy comedian: You Know You’re a Redneck, The Jeff Foxworthy Show; author: No Shirt, No Shoes ... No ProblemRef: 4
1959*Actor-comedian Jeff Foxworthy is born. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1960*Michael Winslow actor/comedian (Police Academy), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Paul Waaktaar musician: guitar, singer: group: a-ha, is born.Ref: 4
1961*Peggy MacIntaggart Midland Ontario, playmate (January, 1990), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Rosie Perez, actress, is born in Brooklyn NY.Ref: 95
1967*Amy Lynn Baxter model (Penthouse Pet 1990), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Justin Whalin actor: The Dead Pool, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Serial Mom, Dungeons & Dragons, dies.Ref: 4
1666*Great fire of London ends-13,000 homes, 87 churches destroyed, 2/3 London in ashes.Ref: 10
1683*Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French secretary under King Louis XlV, dies at age 64.Ref: 70
1701*James II king of England (1685-88), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1782*Martha Jefferson (Wayles), wife of 3rd U.S. President Thomas Jefferson; dies at age 33.Ref: 4
1869*Mine fire kills 179 at Avondale PA.Ref: 5
1893*Hamilton Fish, US Secretary of State (1869-77), dies at age 85.Ref: 17
1923*E(dward) P(ayson) Dutton, US publisher, founder of EP Dutton Publishing House, dies.Ref: 17
1939*Arthur Racham artist, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1943*"Congressional Limited" train derails near Frankfort Pa, kills 79.Ref: 5
1949*Howard Unruh steps into the streets of his hometown of Camden NJ and kills 13 people in 12 minutes. He is captured and sent to a mental hospital.Ref: 52
1952*Gertrude Lawrence, English musical comedy actress, dies at age 54.Ref: 70
1959*Kay Kendall British actress, dies at 32.Ref: 5
1960*Jimmy Savo comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1963*Margarita Sierra actress, dies at 26 after heart surgery.Ref: 5
1966*South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd was stabbed to death by a deranged page during a parliamentary session in Cape Town. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1966*Margaret Sanger nurse, feminist: birth control advocate; first president of International Planned Parenthood; dies.Ref: 4
1967*William Francis Gibbs, American naval architect; designed the World War ll Liberty ships, dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1968*Nikolay P. Akimov, Russian scenic designer and producer, dies at age 67.Ref: 5
1970*Arthur Herrington, American engineer and manufacturer; developed the World War II jeep, dies at age 79.Ref: 70
1974*Otto Kruger actor (Lux Video Theater), dies on 89th birthday.Ref: 5
1975*6.8 quake along Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice TurkeyRef: 5
1979 Jean Seberg OD, dies.Ref: 10
1984*Ernest Tubb Country Music Hall of Famer: Walking the Floor Over You; headlined first country music show at Carnegie Hall; dies at age 70.Ref: 4
1984*E.J. Andre actor (Eugene Bullock-Dallas), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1985*Johnny Desmond (Giovanni Alfredo de Simone), singer, dies.Ref: 4
1985*Jane Frazee singer/actress (Alice-Beulah), dies at 67 of pneumonia.Ref: 5
1985*Little Brother Montgomery, American jazz pianist and vocalist, dies at age 79.Ref: 70
1990*Tom Fogerty musician, songwriter, singer: group: Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising, Down on the Corner, Proud Mary, Lookin? Out My Back Door, Up Around the Bend; solo: Goodbye Media Man, Lady of Fatima, Beauty is Under the Skin, Joyful Resurrection; dies.Ref: 4
1992*A man who had received a transplanted baboon liver 10 weeks earlier died at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.Ref: 70
1994*James Clavell, novelist (Shogun), dies at age 69 in Vevey, Switzerland. (TWA, 1995)Ref: 95
1997*Britain bade farewell to Princess Diana with a funeral service at Westminster Abbey.Ref: 70
1997*Weeping masses gathered in Calcutta, India pay homage to Mother Theresa, who died the day before at age 87. (XDG, p 4A, 9/06/2003)Ref: 83
1998*Akira Kurosawa film director: Rashomon, The Seven Samurai, Ran, Rhapsody in August, The Idiot, The Bad Sleep Well; dies at age 88.Ref: 4

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