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This Day in History for September 6 – Cal Ripken Breaks Record and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1522 – The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition, returns to Spain, thus becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the globe (More info)

1901 – Anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York (More info)

1966 – South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of Apartheid, is stabbed to death during a parliamentary meeting (More info)

1995 – Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking Lou Gehrig’s record for most consecutive games played (More info)

1997 – An estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide tune in to television broadcasts of the funeral of Princess Diana (More info)

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