On this day: September 6

Published On: Sep 06 2012 12:21:24 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 06 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

A president is shot, Cal Ripken Jr. breaks an unbreakable record, and the world mourns the passing of a princess, all on this day.

OTD September 6 - Hurricane Fran
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

1996: Hurricane Fran makes landfall near Cape Fear, N.C., as a Category 3 storm with 115 mph sustained winds. Fran caused more than $3 billion in damage and killed 27 people, mainly in North Carolina. The name "Fran" later was retired due to the extensive damage.


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