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September 6, 1845, Dr. J. D. Taylor of Harrodsburg dueled John M. Harrison of Danville in Garrard County with pistols at 30 feet. A ball went through Harrison at first fire and he died several days later. The duelist were bothers-in-law and the cause of the affair was a separation between Taylor and his wife, attributed to Harrison.
Famous Kentucky Duels by J. Winston Coleman, Jr.; pg: 143
September 6, 1807, William Clark arrived in Boone County with his famous older brother, General George Rogers Clark. The two arrived together, not so much for his assistance in a project, but so William could keep an eye on George. George was an alcoholic and William was so devoted to him that he wanted to ensure George’s health and safety.
September 6, 1848, John J. Crittenden became the 17th governor of Kentucky. One of Crittenden’s sons, George B. Crittenden, became a general in the Confederate Army. Another son, Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, became a general in the Union Army.
September 6, 1861, the General Assembly passed a resolution calling for Confederate troops to leave Kentucky; soon after, Kentucky declared their allegiance to the Union ending their status of neutrality.
Saturday, September 6, 1947, state fair officials clamped down on gambling on the midway. The fair held a preview for the press and state officials the night before the grand opening for the general public and sanctioned many workers on the midway for gambling.
September 6, 1950, Army PFC James M. Harrison from Floyd County, Army CPL David L. Rankin from Casey County, Army PFC Billy J. Roper from McCracken County, Army PFC Raymond T. Ross from Estill County, and Army PVT Kenneth R. Shaw from Jefferson County, all died in the Korean War.
September 6, 1963, Miss Peggy Sullivan, a 17-year-old Horse Cave beauty, was crowned Kentucky Tobacco Princess at the State Fairgrounds. As a result, the Caverna High School senior represented Kentucky in the Queen of Tobacco Land Pageant in Richmond, VA.
On September 6, 1992, President George Bush arrived at the Redbirds game with Stan Curtis. The President came to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Kentucky Harvest, a charity that provides food to the poor. Stan Curtis, the founder of Kentucky Harvest, went to prison for stealing from the charity years later.
September 6, 2020, Kentucky reported 313 new cases of coronavirus and three new deaths. It was the second consecutive week a new weekly record was set for new positive cases. The totals now stood at 52,744 positive cases and 996 deaths.