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This Day in History – September 11

On September 11 in 1921, this silent-film era performer at the height of his fame, is arrested in San Francisco for the rape and murder of aspiring actress Virginia Rappe. He was later acquitted by a jury, but the scandal essentially put an end to his career

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This Day in History – September 10

On September 10 in 1977, at Baumetes Prison in Marseille, France, Hamida Djandoubi, a Tunisian immigrant convicted of murder, becomes the last person executed by this means of capital punishment. - This Day in History

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This Day in History – September 9

On September 9 in 1776, this group formally declares the name of the new nation to be the "United States" of America. This replaced the term "United Colonies," which had been in general use. - This Day in History

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This Day in History – September 6

On September 6 in 1901, this President is shaking hands at the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo, New York, when a 28-year-old anarchist named Leon Czolgosz approaches him and fires two shots into his chest

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This Day in History – September 5

This Oglala Sioux chief is fatally bayoneted by a U.S. soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. A year earlier, he was among the Sioux leaders who defeated George Armstrong Custer's Seventh Cavalry at the Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana Territory

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This Day in History – September 4

On September 4 in 1886, this Apache chief surrenders to U.S. government troops. For 30 years, the mighty Native American warrior had battled to protect his tribe's homeland; however, by 1886 the Apaches were exhausted and hopelessly outnumbered

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This Day in History – September 3

On September 3 in 1914, barely a month after the outbreak of World War I, Giacomo della Chiesa is elected to the papacy of the Roman Catholic Church, becoming this pope. - This Day in History

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This Day in History – August 29

On August 29 in 2005, this hurricane makes landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, as a Category 4 hurricane on this day in 2005. Despite being only the third most powerful storm of the 2005 hurricane season, it was the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States

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This Day in History – August 28

On August 28 in 1955, while visiting family in Money, Mississippi, this 14-year-old, an African American from Chicago, is brutally murdered for flirting with a white woman four days earlier.   - This Day in History

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This Day in History – August 27

On August 27 in 1908, this future President is born on a farm near Stonewall, Texas. The brash, outspoken Texan grew up in an impoverished rural area and worked his way through a teachers' training college before entering politics

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