6th September

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1997 Princess Diana's funeral A funeral service for Princess Diana takes place at Westminster Abbey.
1972 Terrorists attack Israeli athletes 11 Israeli athletes die in a gun battle between Palestinian terrorists and German security forces.
1970 Four planes bound for America are hijacked Four New York bound planes are hijacked by Palestinian terrorists.
1952 27 die when jet fighter crashes into crowd Twenty seven people are killed when a jet fighter breaks up over the crowd at an airshow in Hampshire.
1901 US Presidents US President William McKinley is shot and wounded by an anarchist, while attending the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo
1666 The Great Fire of London The Great Fire of London, having spread to Pye Corner, is put out by rain. 13,000 properties were destroyed but only 6 people died.
1651 Charles II hides in an oak tree Following his defeat by Oliver Cromwell at the Battle of Worcester, Charles II spends the night hidden in an oak tree at Boscobel.
1620 Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America One hundred and one Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America in the Mayflower, captained by Myles Standish.

 

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On This Day - 6th September