U.S. President William McKinley assassinated: 6 September 1901 – This Day in History

Republican William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States (1897–1901), was shot this day in 1901 by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, and died eight days later.

More Events on this day:

1991: The Soviet Union recognized the independence of the Baltic states—Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

1944: Germany fired the first long-range V-2 missile at an Allied target during World War II.

1914: French and British forces launched an offensive against advancing Germans in the First Battle of the Marne during World War I.

1792: French Revolutionary leader Georges Danton was elected deputy for Paris to the National Convention.

Source: Encyclopædia Britannica Online Daily

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