- 3114 BC Date Maya/Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar starts dating from (as corresponds to the Julian Calendar).
- 1522 Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition aboard the Vitoria returns to Spain without their captain. First to circumnavigate the earth.
- 1620 The Mayflower departs Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World
- 1901 US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York
- 1909 Word received that American explorer Robert Peary had discovered the North Pole, 5 months earlier
- 1914 World War I: First Battle of the Marne begins, French and British forces prevent German advance on Paris (till the 12th Sept)
- 1916 1st true supermarket, the "Piggly Wiggly" is opened by Clarence Saunders in Memphis, Tennessee
1st aircraft to loop the loop - Adolphe Pégoud in France
On September 6, 1913
- 1840 Publisher James Gordon Bennett (45) weds Henrietta Agnes Crean in NYC, New York
- 1889 Explorer Fridtjof Nansen (27) weds mezzosoprano singer Eva Nansen (30)
- 1944 Actor Yul Brynner (24) weds actress Virginia Gilmore (25) at the Los Angeles County Courthouse
- 1980 81st Prime Minister of UK Theresa May (23) weds investment banker Philip May at the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Wheatley, Oxfordshire
- 1997 "Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman (34) weds "Fargo" actor William H. Macy (47) in Woody Creek, Colorado