LEAD STORY First tank produced, 1915
AUTOMOTIVE Volkswagen moves to Virginia, 2007
COLD WAR Soviet pilot lands Russian MIG fighter plane in Japan, 1976
CRIME President McKinley is shot, 1901
DISASTER Train derails on way to New York, 1943
GENERAL INTEREST Magellan’s expedition circumnavigates globe,1522
HOLLYWOOD Some 2.5 billion TV viewers watch Princess Diana’s funeral, 1997
OLD WEST John C. Fremont reaches the Great Salt Lake, 1844
PRESIDENTIAL President William McKinley is shot, 1901
SPORTS Ripken breaks record for consecutive games played, 1995
VIETNAM WAR Ho Chi Minh to be succeeded by committee, 1969
WORLD WAR I First Battle of the Marne begins, 1914
This Day in Wisconsin History
1904 – Mary Booth Smith Dies
1998 – Tommy Bartlett Dies
The almanac UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.
And Now From The UPI News Desk;
N.Y. congresswoman flubs slavery history WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., messed up on “The Colbert Report” TV show, saying — incorrectly — the Dutch had slaves in Brooklyn in 1898.
McDonald’s apologizes for Hmong faux pas ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 5 (UPI) — U.S. fast-food purveyor McDonald’s has apologized for its awkward Hmong language wording on two billboards hawking its breakfast menu in St. Paul, Minn.
Girl rewarded for returning purse SCARBOROUGH, Maine, Sept. 5 (UPI) — A Maine girl who found a purse containing more than $4,000 and turned it in to find its owner was rewarded with free tickets to a Justin Bieber concert.
Boy donates $1,000 winnings to tot’s care EDWARDSVILLE, Ill., Sept. 5 (UPI) — An 8-year-old Illinois boy who won $1,000 in a bank’s scavenger hunt said he decided his 2-year-old neighbor, who is battling leukemia, should have the cash.
School cooks up a 6,500-pound stew AMHERST, Mass., Sept. 5 (UPI) — The University of Massachusetts said a team of chefs kicked off the school year by setting a Guinness World Record for the largest seafood stew.
Police: Suspect tried to swallow fake cash BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 5 (UPI) — Authorities in New York state said a man attempted to eat a handful of counterfeit $50 bills while he was being detained by theme park security officers.
Police: Man swallowed $13,000 diamond COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Police in Sri Lanka said they arrested a man accused of swallowing a $13,000 diamond at a gem exhibition in the capital.
Poll: Travelers like Romney for president KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 5 (UPI) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney leads President Barack Obama among U.S. voters who travel regularly, a poll released Wednesday showed.
Police: Man planted pot on church property PITTSBURGH, Sept. 5 (UPI) — A Pittsburgh man accused of growing a pair of potted marijuana plants said he did not know the property he placed them on belonged to a church.
Redenbacher statue unveiled in Indiana VALPARAISO, Ind., Sept. 5 (UPI) — The Indiana hometown of Orville Redenbacher unveiled a bronze statue of the popcorn magnate as part of the city’s annual Popcorn Festival.
Cougar sighting reported in Illinois WINNETKA, Ill., Sept. 5 (UPI) — Police in Illinois said they have received a report of a cougar sighting north of Chicago, but the sighting has not been confirmed.
Mating land crabs pose a hazard for tires STUART, Fla., Sept. 5 (UPI) — Residents of a Florida city said the land crab mating season is proving dangerous for the tires of their cars.
Teen called 911 about his strange dream ORANGE CITY, Fla., Sept. 5 (UPI) — Authorities in Florida said they arrested an 18-year-old man who twice called 911 to report his odd dream was coming true in waking life.