On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1811

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • James Melville Gilliss, American astronomer and Founder of Naval Observatory in Washington, born in Georgetown, Washington (d. 1865)
  • Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author (Rozeken Pot), born in Auderghem, Belgium (d. 1890)

Famous Deaths

  • Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer, dies at 77