- 1st (failed) submarine attack: David Bushnell's "Turtle" attacks British sailboat "Eagle" in Bay of NY
- Hurricane hits Guadeloupe, killing more than 6,000.
- Hurricane hits Martinique; 100 French and Dutch ships sink; 600 die
About September 6, 1776
Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 246 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes
Star Sign: Virgo