Today in history – September 6, 2019

1522 – The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition, returns to Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world.

1620 – The Pilgrims sail from Plymouth, England, on the Mayflower.

1628 – Puritans settle Salem which became part of Massachusetts Bay Colony.

1870 – Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally in a general election.

1901 – President William McKinley was shot and mortally wounded by anarchist Leon Czolgosz in Buffalo, New York. Mckinley died eight days later.

1916 – The first self-service grocery store Piggly Wiggly was opened in Memphis, Tennessee.

1972 – Nine Israeli athletes taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games by a Palestinian terror group died at the hands of their kidnappers during a failed rescue attempt.

1995 – Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131 consecutive game, breaking a record that had stood for 56 years.