On This Day

What Happened on September 6

Important Events

  • 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.
  • 1901 US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York
  • 1909 New York Times headline announces 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
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Sep 6 in Film & TV

  • 1954 "La Strada" directed by Federico Fellini premieres at the Venice Film Festival starring Anthony Quinn

Sep 6 in Music

  • 1791 Mozart's opera "La Clemenza di Tito" premieres in Prague

Sep 6 in Sport

  • 1880 W. G. Grace scores 152 in debut Test Cricket innings, v Aust The Oval

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1st aircraft to loop the loop - Adolphe Pégoud in France

On September 6, 1913

Would you believe this fact about today?Would You Believe?

King Charles II of England spends a day hiding in an oak tree during his escape after losing the Battle of Worcester

On September 6, 1651

Famous Weddings

  • 1791 Emma, Lady Hamilton (26) marries Sir William Hamilton (60) at St Marylebone Parish Church in London
  • 1840 Publisher James Gordon Bennett (45) weds Henrietta Agnes Crean in NYC, New York
  • 1889 Explorer Fridtjof Nansen (27) weds mezzo-soprano singer Eva Nansen (30)
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