On this day in history, the world mourns Princess Diana's death, September 6, 1997

On This Day - 6th September
On This Day - 6th September


On September 6, 1997, 2.5 billion people tuned in for the televised airing of Princess Diana's funeral. The ceremony was held at Westminster Abbey. Lord Spencer, Diana's brother, spoke in his sisters memory and blamed the media for his sister's death.

Other Events on September 6:
1901
: President William McKinsey was shot by anarchist, Leon Czolgosz.
1915: The first tank was produced and unveiled in England.
1966: The architect of apartheid, South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, was assassinated by a fatal stabbing.
2007: Volkswagen announced the move of its American headquarters from Michigan to Virginia.
2013: Researchers discovered the world's largest volcano underwater in the Pacific Ocean, 1000 miles from the coast of Japan.

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