Joe Kennedy Born, Leon Czolgosz Shoots, Margaret Sanger Dead

September 6: On This Progressive Day
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)

The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad since 1924 (1991)

At U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 18th round of golf as POTUS (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama reads an unremarkable re-election campaign speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina (2012)

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

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