On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 2017

Historical Events


Electoral defeatImportant Vote

Catalonia's parliament passes law to allow referendum on independence from Spain

President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont
President of Catalonia
Carles Puigdemont

Historic DiscoveryHurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Caribbean islands of Barbuda, Sint Maartens and British Virgin Islands. Prime Minister Gaston Browne reports 95% of buildings in Barbuda damaged.

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Satellite photo of Hurricane Irma shortly before landfall in Florida, with Hurricane Jose to the right
Satellite photo of Hurricane Irma shortly before landfall in Florida, with Hurricane Jose to the right
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Famous Deaths

  • Jim McDaniels, American basketball forward (All American 1971; Western Kentucky Uni; No. 1 overall pick ABA Draft 1971; ABA All-Star 1972; Carolina Cougars), dies from diabetes complications at 69
2017 Highlights

About September 6, 2017

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 3 years and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo