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Calendar for September 6th, 2014

Independence Day (Swaziland)

1620: Pilgrims set sail for the New World

Born 1711: Heinrich Melchior Muhlenberg (founder of Lutheranism in America)

Born 1766: John Dalton (scientist)

Died 1782: Martha Jefferson (wife of Thomas Jefferson; died before presidency)

Born 1795: Frances Wright (author)

Born 1860: Jane Addams (social worker)

Born 1888: Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (diplomat)

1901: U.S. President William McKinley was shot by Leon Czolgosz

Born 1937: Jo Anne Worley (comedienne)

1941: A decree was issued in Germany requiring all Jews over the age of six to wear the Star of David

Born 1944: Swoosie Kurtz (actress)

Born 1947: Jane Curtin (actress)

1952: CBFT Montreal was the first Canadian TV station to begin regular broadcast programming in both French and English. CBLT Toronto followed two days later

1952: CBFT first Canadian TV station to go on air

1958: Georgia Gibbs sang "The Hula-Hoop Song" on The Ed Sullivan Show. This was the first national exposure for the hula-hoop craze

Born 1958: Jeff Foxworthy (comedian & actor)

1977: Canadian highway signs, except in Quebec and Nova Scotia, converted to metric

Died 1977: Leslie McFarlane (Hardy Boys writer)

1995: Cal Ripken, Jr. played his 2,131st game and became a part of baseball history by surpassing Lou Gehrig's record of 2,130 consecutive games played

2003: Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, hosted Bruce Springsteen for its first rock concert in history

Died 2003: Charles E. Bennett (member of the House of Representatives for 44 years. His legislation in 1955 required that the mint put "In God We Trust" on all currency. Shortly thereafter, Congress made the words the nation's motto.)

Died 2007: Luciano Pavarotti (opera singer)

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