Almanac – September 6

1852 – The UK’s first free public lending library opened, in Manchester.

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1941 – In Nazi Germany and occupied areas, it became compulsory for Jewish citizens over the age of 6 to wear a yellow star of David.

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1989 – Due to a “computer error” – ie: a human probably fed in the wrong data or pushed the wrong button – 41,000 Parisians received letters charging them with murder, extortion and organized prostitution…instead of the traffic violations they thought they’d committed.

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1998 –  Akira Kurosawa died.  Japanese film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. Regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, Kurosawa directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years.  His film  Seven Samurai is frequently described as one of the greatest and most influential  ever made.

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