Historical Events on September 6

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  • 3114 BC Date Maya/Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar starts dating from (as corresponds to the Julian Calendar).
  • 394 Battle of Frigidus, Northern Italy

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1492 Columbus' fleet leaves Gomera, Canary islands

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus

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1522 Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition aboard the Vitoria returns to Spain without their captain. First to circumnavigate the earth.

  • 1543 French & Turkish fleet occupies Nice
  • 1620 1st stones layed in Western Tower
  • 1620 The Mayflower departs Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World
  • 1622 Spanish silver fleet disappears off Florida Keys; 1,000s die
  • 1628 Puritans from Masschusetts Bay Colony land at Salem
  • 1634 Battle at Nordlingen ends in Swedish/protestant German defeat

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1651 After losing the battle of Worcester, King Charles II spends a day hiding in an oak tree

  • 1666 After St Paul's Cathedral and much of the city had been burned down over four days, the Great Fire of London is finally extinguished.
  • 1669 The siege of Candia ends with the Venetian fortress surrendering to the Ottomans.
  • 1672 Willem III's troops reconquer Naarden from France
  • 1675 Swedish admiral Stenbock sails out with fleet of 66 ships
  • 1683 Le Plecta appointed French minister of Finance
  • 1688 Austrian armies occupy Belgrade
  • 1690 King Wiliam III escapes back to England
  • 1715 Pro-James III-uprising in Scotland
  • 1716 1st lighthouse built in north America (Boston)
  • 1732 VOC dismisses Dutch east indies governor-general Diederik Dare
  • 1776 Hurricane hits Martinique; 100 French and Dutch ships sink; 600 die
  • 1776 1st (failed) submarine attack: David Bushnell's "Turtle" attacks British sailboat "Eagle" in Bay of NY
  • 1776 Hurricane hits Guadeloupe, killing more than 6,000.
  • 1781 The Battle of Groton Heights takes place, resulting a British victory.

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1791 Mozart's opera "La Clemenza di Tito" premieres in Prague

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1819 Thomas Blanchard patents lathe
  • 1837 Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio goes co-ed (4 women, 30 men)
  • 1839 Cherokee Nation unites and ratifies constitution at Tahlequah, Oklahoma
  • 1839 Great fire in New York
  • 1848 National Black Convention meets in Cleveland

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1861 General Ulysses S. Grant occupies Paducah, Kentucky

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant

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1862 Stonewall Jackson occupies Frederick, Maryland

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • 1863 -7] After 59 day siege Confederate troops vacate Fort Wagner SC (1700 casualties)

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1866 Frederick Douglass is 1st US black delegate to a national convention

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
  • 1869 1st westbound train arrives in SF
  • 1869 Mine fire kills 110 at Avondale, Pennsylvania
  • 1870 Ship sinks in Gulf of Biscay; 483 die
  • 1873 Regular Cable Car service begins on Clay Street, San Francisco
  • 1876 Race riot in Charleston SC
  • 1876 Southern Pacific line from LA to SF completed
  • 1880 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket in England, v Australia at The Oval
  • 1880 W G Grace scores 152 in debut Test Cricket innings, v Aust The Oval
  • 1883 Cub's Burns (extra bases), Williamson & Pfeiffer get 3 hits in 1 inn
  • 1885 Eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria. The Unification of Bulgaria is accomplished.

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1886 Queen Victoria establishes Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
  • 1888 Queen Victoria grants William Mackinnon's Imperial British East Africa Company political & commercial rights
  • 1888 Charles Turner becomes the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season - a feat since accomplished only by Tom Richardson (twice), J.T. Hearne, Wilfred Rhodes (twice) and Tich Freeman (six times).
  • 1889 King Kabaka Mwanga of Buganda resigns
  • 1898 Lord Kitchener destroys Mahdi's tomb in Omdurman
  • 1899 Carnation processes its first can of evaporated milk
  • 1899 US minister of Foreign affairs John Hay publishes his "Open Through Note"
  • 1900 British General Buller occupies Lydenburg, South Africa

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1901 US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
  • 1903 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Creeping Man" (BG)
  • 1904 Soccer team Rheden forms
  • 1905 Atlanta Life Insurance Company forms
  • 1905 Chicago White Sox Frank Smith no-hits Detroit Tigers, 15-0
  • 1905 General Trade journal publishes 1st Dutch photo (train accident)
  • 1909 Word received that American explorer Robert Peary had discovered the North Pole, 5 months earlier
  • 1910 Saskatchewan (then Regina) Roughrider football club formed
  • 1912 NY Giant Jeff Tesreau no-hits Philadelphia, 3-0
  • 1913 19th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jerry Travers
  • 1913 1st aircraft to loop the loop - Adolphe Pégoud in France
  • 1913 Hamilton Alerts apply for ORFU reinstatement, taking the name Hamilton Rowing Club

1stFirst Supermarket

1916 1st true supermarket, the "Piggly Wiggly" is opened by Clarence Saunders in Memphis, Tennessee

  • 1917 French pilot Georges Guynemer shoots down 54th German aircraft

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1920 Jack Dempsey KOs Billy Miske in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 1st radio broadcast of a prizefight

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1920 40th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (6-1, 1-6, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3)
  • 1923 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates her silver jubilee

MurderAssassination Attempt

1924 Assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini fails

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1924 Charles Paddock captures 100 & 200 yd AAU national senior outdoor track & field championships
  • 1927 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Good News" premieres in NYC
  • 1927 Red Sox beat NY Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings at Fenway Park

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1928 USSR signs Briand-Kellogg-pact

US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg
  • 1930 Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8

BattleCoup d'état

1930 Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup.

Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen
Argentine President
Hipólito Yrigoyen
  • 1937 Spanish Civil War: The start of the Battle of El Mazuco.
  • 1938 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates 40th anniversary
  • 1939 1st German air attack on Great Britain in WW II
  • 1939 South Africa declares war on Nazi-Germany
  • 1939 World War II: The Battle of Barking Creek.
  • 1940 Crown prince Michael succeeds Carol II as king of Romania
  • 1940 Generalissimo Gamelin arrested in France
  • 1941 All Jews over age 6 in German territories ordered to wear a star
  • 1941 Jews of Vilna Poland confined to their ghetto
  • 1942 Czech marathon runner Oskar Hêks transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • 1943 "Congressional Limited" train derails near Frankfort Pa, kills 79
  • 1943 Carl Scheib becomes youngest pitcher in AL (16y 8 ms) of the A's
  • 1943 63rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Joseph R. Hunt beats Jack Kramer (6-3, 6-8, 10-8, 6-0)
  • 1943 57th U.S. Women's National Championship: Pauline Betz Addie beats Louise Brough Clapp (6-3, 5-7, 6-3)
  • 1944 Gen Von Zangen's 15th army escape from Zealand
  • 1945 A's catcher George George punches ump Joe Rue gets suspended
  • 1946 All-American Football Conference plays 1st game (Clev 44, Miami 0)
  • 1946 Terence Rattigan's "The Winslow Boy" premieres in London
  • 1948 "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1948 37th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (5-0)
  • 1948 Juliana crowned Queen of The Netherlands
  • 1949 Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in 12 minutes in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1952 Canadian TV begins in Montreal

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1953 Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins elections in German Federal Republic

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
German Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1953 Roy Campanella sets record for HRs by a catcher at 38

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1954 US plane shot down above Siberia
  • 1954 WINS NYC begins playing rock n roll with Alan Freed Show
  • 1954 Yankees use a record 10 pinch hitters

Film release premierFilm Premier

1954 "La Strada" directed by Federico Fellini premieres at the Venice Film Festival starring Anthony Quinn

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini

Sport awardTennis Open

1954 74th U.S. Men's National Championship: Vic Seixas beats Rex Hartwig (3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • 1954 68th U.S. Women's National Championship: DOris Hart beats Louise Brough Clapp (6-8, 6-1, 8-6)
  • 1955 "Catch a Star" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • 1955 J van Tilburg appointed governor of Suriname
  • 1957 Elvis records "White Christmas", "Silent Night" & "Here Comes Santa Claus"
  • 1958 Mary Ann Mobley (Miss), 21, crowned 31st Miss America 1959
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean
  • 1959 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
  • 1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Kapustin Yar USSR
  • 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1963 Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history

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1963 Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1963 The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) is founded.
  • 1965 India invades West Pakistan - official beginning of the Indo-Pakistani War
  • 1965 KLNE TV channel 3 in Lexington, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 Race riot in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1968 Swaziland gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • 1969 "Cabaret" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1166 performances
  • 1970 Palestinians seize 3 airiners
  • 1970 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1971 Jerry Lewis' 6th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $8,125,387

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • 1971 British Prime Minister Edward Heath meets with Irish Prime Minister/Taoiseach Jack Lynch at Chequers in England to discuss the situation in Northern Ireland
  • 1971 William Craig and Ian Paisley speak at a rally in Belfast before a crowd of approximately 20,000 people and call for the establishment of a 'third force' to defend 'Ulster'
  • 1972 Summer Olympics resume in Munich Germany after massacre
  • 1973 New York Times reports almost all Superfectas run at Yonkers, Roosevelt & Monticello from Jan-Mar of 1973 were fixed
  • 1974 Saudi Arabia increases its oil buy-back price from 93 percent to 94.9 percent of posted price
  • 1975 6.8 quake along Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice, Turkey
  • 1975 Tawny Elaine Godin (NY), 18, crowned 48th Miss America 1976

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1975 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1975 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Sport awardTennis Open

1975 95th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (5-7, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1976 Jerry Lewis' 11th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, Dean Martin appears
  • 1976 Russian pilot Belenko defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet
  • 1977 Angels acquire Dave Kingman from Padres for cash 9 days later Yankees buy Kingman (started with Mets) who plays in all 4 divisions in 1977
  • 1978 Begin & Sadat meet at Camp David to discuss peace
  • 1978 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1979 "Peter Pan" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 578 performances
  • 1980 Chantal Langlace sets women's record for fastest 100K run (7h27m22s)
  • 1980 US College football longest losing streak of 50 games ends for Macalester College (St. Paul)
  • 1980 Susan Powell (Okla), 21, crowned 53rd Miss America 1981
  • 1980 Macalaster U of St Paul, Minn beating Mount Senario 17-14
  • 1980 100th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Hana Mandlikova (5-7, 6-1, 6-1)
  • 1981 "They're Playing Our Song" closes at Imperial NYC after 1082 performances
  • 1981 Bob Lemon named NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
  • 1982 Dutch Internal minister Mr M Red assigns BVD to spy on communists
  • 1982 Jerry Lewis' 17th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $28,400,000
  • 1982 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

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1982 Paul McCartney releases "Tug of War"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 1982 Pittsburgh Pirates retire Willie Stargell's #
  • 1982 Polish dissidents seize Polish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland
  • 1983 USSR admits to shooting down KAL 007 on 9/2
  • 1984 Lanford Wilson's "Balm in Gilead" premieres in NYC
  • 1984 Today Show begins live remote telecasts from Moscow
  • 1984 "Amadeus" from the play by Peter Shaffer, directed by Milos Forman and starring Tom Hulce premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1985)
  • 1985 Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.

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1985 Mark Messier loses control of his Porsche and totals three cars, and would later be charged with hit and run and careless driving (he would pay a fine)

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier

Music concertMusic Concert

1986 300 invitees pay $5,000 to hear Barbra Streisand's benefit concert

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1986 Attack on synagogue in Istanbul, 23 killed
  • 1986 Jozef Pribilinec speed walking world record time (15,447k)
  • 1986 Michael Spinks TKOs Steffen Tangstad in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1986 USSR charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying
  • 1987 Conjoined twins Benjamin & Patrick Binder separated at John Hopkins Hospital
  • 1987 Douglas Wakiihuri wins marathon (2:11:48)
  • 1987 Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks a CFL-record 60-yard field goal
  • 1987 2nd World Championships in Athletics close at Rome, Italy
  • 1988 Crippled soviet Soyuz TM-5 lands safely with 2 cosmonauts aboard
  • 1988 Thomas Gregory (11) swims English Channel
  • 1988 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1989 6th MTV Video Music Awards: Living Colour wins
  • 1989 Amateur Athletic Fed strips Ben Johnson of all track records
  • 1989 Police computer accuses 41,000 Parisians of murder/prostitution

Music awardsMusic Awards

1990 7th MTV Video Music Awards: Sinead O'Connor wins

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Sinead O'Connor
  • 1990 US citizen is shot in Kuwait; oil markets surge on aggressive U.S. statements toward Iraq
  • 1991 33rd Walker Cup: US, 14-10
  • 1991 Ronald Venetiaan chosen president of Suriname
  • 1991 USSR recognizes the independence of the 3 Baltic republics (Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania)
  • 1991 The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.
  • 1992 Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m (3:28.86)
  • 1993 Helen Dobson wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
  • 1993 Jerry Lewis' 28th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $46,014,922

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1994 Actor Jackson Pinckney awarded $487,000 for being partially blinded by Jean-Claude Van Damme during filming of "Cyborg"

  • 1994 Franziska van Almsick swims female record 200m freestyle (1:56.78)
  • 1994 Tom Dolan swims world record 400m medley (4:12.30)

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1995 Cal Ripken Jr breaks Gehrig's record, plays in 2,131 straight games

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1995 Senate Ethics committee votes 6-0 to ask for expulsion of Bob Packwood

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1996 Balt Orioles' Eddie Murray's 500th career HR

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1997 Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales held at Westminster Abbey in London

Music awardsMusic Awards

2001 18th MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Marmalade, Eve f/ Gwen Stefani & Moby f/ Gwen Stefani win

Singer Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani

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2006 "New Moon" 2nd book in Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight Saga" is published by Little Brown, sells 5.3 million copies (2015)

Film release premierFilm Premier

2010 "The King's Speech" directed by Tom Hooper starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2011)

  • 2010 21st College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 17-14 in Baltimore
  • 2012 61 illegal immigrants die after a fishing boat capsizes off the coast of Turkey

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

2012 Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for US President

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

Music awardsMusic Awards

2012 29th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown win

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
Singer Chris Brown
Chris Brown
Singer Rihanna