Today in history, September 6. - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Today in history, September 6.

Each of the events below occurred on the same day of the month, September 6.

1620: The Pilgrims sail from Plymouth, England bound for North America.

1901: Anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and mortally wounds President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.

1916: Clarence Saunders opens Piggly Wiggly, the nation's first self-service grocery store, in Memphis, Tennessee.

1958: Comedian, actor and television host Jeff Foxworthy is born in Atlanta, Georgia.

1976: Frank Sinatra reunites Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin during Lewis' annual MDA telethon. It's the first time the two have spoken in 20 years.

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

1995: Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking Lou Gehrig's all time endurance record.

1997: More than a million people crowd the streets of London to watch Princess Diana's funeral. Another two-and-a-half billion watch the service on television.

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