September 6th, 1901
President William McKinley is shot at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. The gunman: Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist who is executed the following month. Vice President Teddy Roosevelt succeeds McKinley when he dies more than a week after the shooting.
“Goodbye England's rose from a country lost without your soul...” Britain and the world bid farewell to Princess Diana with a funeral service in London's Westminster Abbey. And in Calcutta, India, weeping masses gather to pay homage to Mother Teresa, a day after her death.
Clarence Saunders opens the first self-service grocery store, the Piggly Wiggly, in Memphis, Tennessee.
Akira Kurosawa, one of Japan's greatest filmmakers, dies in Tokyo at age 88. His work has influenced movies far and wide, from Hollywood westerns to “Star Wars”.
Roger Waters, co-founder and former front man for the rock group Pink Floyd, is born in Surrey, England.
Today in History, September 6th, Tim Maguire, the Associated Press.
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