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6 September: On this day in history

What events happened on 6 September in history? We round up the events, births and deaths…

Published: September 6, 2022 at 8:00 am
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6 September 1972

All nine Israeli athletes kidnapped from the Munich Olympic Village by the Palestinian Black September Group were killed in a gun battle at a nearby airport during an ill-fated attempt to free them by force.


6 September 1901

United States president William McKinley Jnr was meeting visitors to the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo, New York, when he was shot twice by Leon Czolosz, an anarchist.

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