On this day: September 6

Published On: Sep 06 2012 12:21:24 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 06 2015 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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1975: Czechoslovakian tennis player Martina Navratilova, then 18 years old, requests political asylum while in New York for the U.S. Open. Within a month, she received a green card and by 1981 she was officially a U.S. resident. She's seen here in 2006 at the ECM Prague Open.


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