What Happened on September 6

Historical Events

  • 3114 BC Date Maya/Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar starts dating from (as corresponds to the Julian Calendar).
  • 1522 Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition aboard the Vitoria returns to Spain without their captain. First to circumnavigate the earth.
  • 1620 The Mayflower departs Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World
  • 1791 Mozart's opera "La Clemenza di Tito" premieres in Prague
  • 1901 US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York
  • 1909 Word received that American explorer Robert Peary had discovered the North Pole, 5 months earlier
  • 1916 1st true supermarket, the "Piggly Wiggly" is opened by Clarence Saunders in Memphis, Tennessee
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Did You Know?

1st aircraft to loop the loop - Adolphe Pégoud in France

On September 6, 1913

Famous Weddings

  • 1840 Publisher James Gordon Bennett (45) weds Henrietta Agnes Crean in NYC, New York
  • 1889 Explorer Fridtjof Nansen (27) weds mezzosoprano singer Eva Nansen (30)
  • 1997 "Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman (34) weds "Fargo" actor William H. Macy (47) in Woody Creek, Colorado
  • 2008 Singer KT Tunstall (33) weds drummer Luke Bullen in a marquee overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the Isle of Skye
  • 2013 Actor Josh Charles (41) weds ballet dancer and author Sophie Flack at a private residence in Manhattan, New York City
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