President McKinley's Assassinated On This Date In 1901

Today in 1837, Charles Tiffany opened his retail store featuring jewelry, china and other fine accessories.

Today in 1886, typewriter ribbon was patented by G. K. Anderson in Memphis, Tennessee.

Today in 1901, President McKinley died in Buffalo, New York, of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin on September 6th. The third President to be assassinated (following Abraham Lincoln in 1865 and James A. Garfield in 1881), he was also succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt.

Today in 1927, famed dancer Isadora Duncan was strangled to death when the scarf she was wearing became entangled in the spokes of a moving sports car.

Today in 1956, the first lobotomy was performed at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Today in 1964, Walt Disney was awarded the Medal of Freedom at the White House.

Today in 1981, "Entertainment Tonight," TV's first same-day satellite delivered syndicated show, debuted.

Today in 1982, Princess Grace of Monaco (former American movie star Grace Kelly) died at the age of 52 of injuries she suffered after her car ran off an embankment near Laturbe, France the day before. Her daughter, 17-year-old Stephanie, a passenger in the car, suffered bruises and trauma. Princess Grace, a former movie star, had been married to Prince Ranier III of Monaco since 1956. She was the first movie actress to be pictured on a postage stamp.

Today in 1984, the first "MTV Video Music Awards," co-hosted by Dan Aykroyd and Bette Midler, were presented at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Cars won Best Video honors for "You Might Think," while Michael Jackson won Best Overall Performance and Best Choreography for his "Thriller" video.

Today in 1985, "The Golden Girls," starring Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, Betty White and Rue McClanahan, premiered on NBC-TV.

, on the 34th day of a strike by players, acting Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced the 1994 season was over as owners decided to cancel the World Series.

Today in 1996, Todd Hundley of the New York Mets set a major league record for catchers with his 41st home run of the season, a three-run shot in the seventh inning of a 6-5 12-inning win over Atlanta. Hundley broke Roy Campanella's record of 40, set in 1953 for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Today in 1998, President Clinton, struggling to regain his footing from the Monica Lewinsky scandal, pledged during a speech in New York, to work with America's allies to deal with the "biggest financial challenge facing the world in a half-century."

Today in 1999, Hurricane Floyd clobbered the Bahamas, toppling power lines, ripping roofs off homes and pushing a roiling sea into streets before heading toward the southeastern United States. The same day, Disney World closed down for the first time in its 28-year history, as Florida was in Floyd’s crosshairs.

Today in 2001, Nintendo released the GameCube home video game console in Japan.

Today in 2001, a Historic National Prayer Service was held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11th attacks. A similar service was held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.

Today in 2009, Sir David Attenborough and Prince William officially opened the Darwin Centre at the National History Museum London, in what was the Museum's most significant expansion since 1881.

Today in 2017, actress/singer Selena Gomez revealed she had a kidney transplant, because of lupus – and that it was donated by her friend Francia Rais.

Today in 2018, former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort plead guilty to conspiracy charges and agrees to cooperative with Government investigations.

Today in 2020, astronomers report possible sign of life on Venus, after detecting phosphine in the planet's atmosphere by telescope.

Today in 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom defeated a state vote to recall him from office.

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