Historical Facts

6 Sep 1975

todaySeptember 6, 2022

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Teen tennis star Navratilova seeks political asylum in U.S.
On September 6, 1975, 18-year-old rising tennis star Martina Navratilova—who would become one of the greatest players of all time—asks for political asylum in the United States after defecting from communist Czechoslovakia.

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5 Sep 1975

Gerald Ford survives first assassination attempt September 5, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford survives an attempt on his life in Sacramento, California. The assailant, a petite, red haired, freckle-faced young woman named Lynette Fromme, approached the president while he was walking near the California Capitol and raised a .45 caliber handgun toward him.

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