September 6, 1997 in Nation/World

Today In History


In 1522: A Spanish expedition under Ferdinand Magellan finally arrived back in Spain after sailing around the world. But Magellan was killed in a battle in the Philippines and only one of the five ships made it back to port.

In 1901: President William McKinley was shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, in Buffalo, N.Y.

In 1941: Nazi Germany made the wearing of the yellow Star of David compulsory for all Jewish citizens in Germany.

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