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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1966: Margaret Sanger, the birth control activist, sex educator and nurse who popularized the term birth control and opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, dies of congestive heart failure at age 86 in Tucson, Arizona. Sanger established organizations that evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and was a part of several legal cases that helped legalize contraception in the U.S.

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