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.

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2007: Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who became famous as one of The Three Tenors along with Spanish singers Plácido Domingo and José Carreras, dies from pancreatic cancer at age 71 in Modena, Italy.

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