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Today in history: Sept. 9
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Today in history: Sept. 9

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In 1971, prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York, beginning a siege that ended up claiming 43 lives, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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