9/6/12

Joe Kennedy, Margaret Sanger, KAL-007

On this day: September 6
Anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York (1901)

South Africa declares war on Germany (1939)

9 Israel athletes taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games by the Palestinian 'Black September' terrorist group died (as did a German policeman) at the hands of the kidnappers during a failed rescue attempt; 2 other Israeli athletes are slain in the initial attack the previous day (1972)

The Soviet Union admits to shooting down Korean Air Flight KAL-007 (1983)

b: Jane Addams (1860), Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (1888), Vulko Chervenkov (1900); d: Hendrik Verwoerd (1966), Margaret Sanger (1966)

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