On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1869

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st westbound train arrives in San Francisco
  • Mine fire kills 110 at Avondale, Pennsylvania

Famous Birthdays

  • Felix Salten [Siegmund Salzmann], Austrian author (Bambi, a Life in the Woods), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1947)
  • Walford Davies, English composer, born in Oswestry, Shropshire, England (d. 1941)