Historical Events on September 6

  • 3114 BC Date Maya/Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar starts dating from (as corresponds to the Julian Calendar).
  • 394 Battle of Frigidus in Northern Italy: forces of Eastern Roman Emperor Theodosius I defeat those of Western Emperor Eugenius

Historic Event

1492 Christopher Columbus' fleet leaves Gomera, Canary islands

Historic Expedition

1522 Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition aboard the Vitoria returns to Spain without their captain. First to circumnavigate the earth.

  • 1543 French & Turkish fleet occupies Nice
  • 1622 Spanish silver fleet disappears off Florida Keys; 1,000s die
  • 1628 Puritans from Masschusetts Bay Colony land at Salem
  • 1634 Battle at Nordlingen ends in Swedish/protestant German defeat

Globe Theatre Fire

1642 English Long Parliament issues Ordinance ordering closure of London theatres including the Globe theatre, once part-owned by William Shakespeare

Historic Event

1651 King Charles II of England spends a day hiding in an oak tree during his escape after losing the Battle of Worcester

The Great Fire of London

1666 After St Paul's Cathedral and much of the city had been burned down over four days, the Great Fire of London is finally extinguished.

  • 1669 The siege of Candia, on Crete, ends with the Venetian fortress surrendering to the Ottomans - second-longest siege in history (began 1648)
  • 1672 Willem III's troops reconquer Naarden from France
  • 1675 Swedish admiral Stenbock sails out with fleet of 66 ships
  • 1683 Le Plecta appointed French minister of Finance
  • 1688 Austrian armies occupy Belgrade
  • 1690 King Wiliam III escapes back to England
  • 1715 Pro-James III-uprising in Scotland
  • 1716 1st lighthouse built in north America (Boston)
  • 1732 VOC dismisses Dutch east indies governor-general Diederik Dare
  • 1776 1st (failed) submarine attack: David Bushnell's "Turtle" attacks British sailboat "Eagle" in Bay of NY
  • 1776 Hurricane hits Guadeloupe, killing more than 6,000.
  • 1776 Hurricane hits Martinique; 100 French and Dutch ships sink; 600 die
  • 1781 The Battle of Groton Heights takes place, resulting a British victory.

Music Premiere

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

  • 1819 Thomas Blanchard patents lathe
  • 1837 Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio goes co-ed (4 women, 30 men)

Trail of Tears

1839 Cherokee Nation unites and ratifies constitution at Tahlequah, Oklahoma

  • 1839 Great fire in New York
  • 1848 National Black Convention meets in Cleveland

Historic Event

1861 General Ulysses S. Grant occupies Paducah, Kentucky

Historic Event

1862 Stonewall Jackson occupies Frederick, Maryland

  • 1863 -7] After 59 day siege Confederate troops vacate Fort Wagner SC (1700 casualties)

Historic Event

1866 Frederick Douglass is 1st US black delegate to a national convention

  • 1869 1st westbound train arrives in San Francisco
  • 1869 Mine fire kills 110 at Avondale, Pennsylvania
  • 1870 Ship sinks in Gulf of Biscay; 483 die
  • 1873 Regular Cable Car service begins on Clay Street, San Francisco
  • 1876 Race riot in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1876 Southern Pacific line from Los Angeles to San Francisco completed
  • 1880 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket in England, v Australia at The Oval

Sports History

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

  • 1883 Chicago White Stockings beat Detroit Wolverines, 26-6 at Lake Front Park, Chicago; smash MLB record 18 runs in 7th inning
  • 1883 Cub's Burns (extra bases), Williamson & Pfeiffer get 3 hits in 1 inn
  • 1885 Eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria. The Unification of Bulgaria is accomplished.

Historic Event

1886 Queen Victoria establishes Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

  • 1888 Charles Turner becomes the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season - a feat since accomplished only by Tom Richardson (twice), J.T. Hearne, Wilfred Rhodes (twice) and Tich Freeman (six times).
  • 1888 Queen Victoria grants William Mackinnon's Imperial British East Africa Company political & commercial rights
  • 1889 King Kabaka Mwanga of Buganda resigns

Historic Event

1898 Lord Kitchener destroys Mahdi's tomb in Omdurman

  • 1899 Carnation processes its first can of evaporated milk
  • 1899 US minister of Foreign affairs John Hay publishes his "Open Through Note"
  • 1900 British General Buller occupies Lydenburg, South Africa

Historic Event

1901 US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York

  • 1904 Soccer team Rheden forms
  • 1905 Atlanta Life Insurance Company forms
  • 1905 Chicago White Sox pitcher Frank Smith no-hits Detroit Tigers, 15-0
  • 1905 General Trade journal publishes 1st Dutch photo (train accident)

Historic Event

1909 New York Times headline announces American explorer Robert Peary had discovered the North Pole 5 months earlier

  • 1910 Saskatchewan (then Regina) Roughrider football club formed
  • 1912 NY Giant Jeff Tesreau no-hits Philadelphia, 3-0
  • 1913 19th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jerry Travers
  • 1913 1st aircraft to loop the loop - Adolphe Pégoud in France
  • 1913 Hamilton Alerts apply for ORFU reinstatement, taking the name Hamilton Rowing Club

First Battle of the Marne

1914 World War I: First Battle of the Marne begins, French and British forces prevent German advance on Paris (till the 12th Sept)

First Supermarket

1916 1st true supermarket, the "Piggly Wiggly" is opened by Clarence Saunders in Memphis, Tennessee

  • 1917 French pilot Georges Guynemer shoots down 54th German aircraft

Boxing Title Fight

1920 Jack Dempsey KOs Billy Miske in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 1st radio broadcast of a prizefight

  • 1920 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins first of 6 straight US singles titles; beats Bill Johnston 6-1, 1-6, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3

Assassination Attempt

1924 Assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini fails

  • 1924 Charles Paddock captures 100 & 200 yd AAU national senior outdoor track & field championships
  • 1927 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Good News" premieres in NYC
  • 1930 3rd Women's World Games (track & field competition for women) is conducted over 3-days at the Letná Stadium in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1930 Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8

Coup d'état

1930 Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup.

Film Release

1935 "Steamboat Round the Bend" film directed by John Ford and starring Will Rogers released weeks after Rogers' death

  • 1937 Spanish Civil War: The start of the Battle of El Mazuco
  • 1938 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates 40th anniversary
  • 1939 1st German air attack on Great Britain in WW II
  • 1939 South Africa declares war on Nazi-Germany
  • 1939 World War II: The Battle of Barking Creek.
  • 1940 Crown prince Michael succeeds Carol II as king of Romania
  • 1940 Generalissimo Gamelin arrested in France
  • 1941 All Jews over age 6 in German territories ordered to wear a star
  • 1941 Jews of Vilna Poland confined to their ghetto
  • 1942 Czech marathon runner Oskar Hêks transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • 1943 "Congressional Limited" train derails near Frankfort, Philadelphia, kills 79
  • 1943 Carl Scheib becomes youngest pitcher in American League history at 16years, 8 months

US Men's Tennis Open

1943 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Joe Hunt beats fellow American Jack Kramer 6-3, 6-8, 10-8, 6-0 for his lone major title

  • 1943 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American Pauline Betz successfully defends title; beats Louise Brough Clapp 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
  • 1944 Gen Von Zangen's 15th army escape from Zealand
  • 1945 A's catcher Greek George punches umpire Joe Rue gets suspended
  • 1946 All-America Football Conference begins regular season play as the Cleveland Browns beat the Miami Seahawks 44-0 before 60,135 at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium

Historic Event

1946 Terence Rattigan's "The Winslow Boy" premieres in London

  • 1948 "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1948 Juliana crowned Queen of The Netherlands
  • 1949 Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in 12 minutes in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1952 Canadian TV begins in Montreal

Election of Interest

1953 Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins elections in German Federal Republic

Baseball Record

1953 Roy Campanella sets record for HRs by a catcher at 38

Film Premiere

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

US Men's Tennis Open

1954 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Vic Seixas beats Australian Rex Hartwig 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 for his second and final major singles title

  • 1954 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Doris Hart beats Louise Brough Clapp 6-8, 6-1, 8-6 for the first of her 2 US singles titles
  • 1954 US plane shot down above Siberia
  • 1954 WINS radio station in NYC begins playing rock n roll with Alan Freed Show
  • 1954 Yankees use a record 10 pinch hitters
  • 1955 "Catch a Star" opens at Plymouth Theater, NYC; runs for 23 performances
  • 1955 J van Tilburg appointed governor of Suriname
  • 1957 Elvis records "White Christmas", "Silent Night" & "Here Comes Santa Claus"
  • 1958 Mary Ann Mobley (Miss), 21, crowned 31st Miss America 1959
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean
  • 1960 American Otis Davis runs a world record 44.9 to win the gold medal in the 400m at the Rome Olympics; German Carl Kaufmann records same time but ruled second via photo finish
  • 1960 Australian middle distance runner Herb Elliott breaks his own world record in winning the 1,500m at the Rome Olympics in 3:35.6
  • 1960 In a famous victory American decathlete Rafer Johnson scores Olympic record 8,392 points to win the gold medal in Rome; beats rival & friend C.K. Yang of China by 58 points
  • 1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Kapustin Yar USSR
  • 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1963 Historian Lee Allen says Cleveland Indians - Washington Senators game is 100,000th in Major League Baseball history

Music History

1963 Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records

  • 1963 The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) is founded at of the University of Strasbourg, France
  • 1965 India invades West Pakistan, beginning the Indo-Pakistani War
  • 1965 KLNE TV channel 3 in Lexington, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 Race riot in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1968 Swaziland gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • 1969 John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Cabaret" closes at Broadhurst Theater, NYC, after 1166 performances and 8 Tony Awards
  • 1970 Palestinians seize 3 airliners
  • 1970 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Meeting of Interest

1971 British Prime Minister Edward Heath meets with Irish Prime Minister/Taoiseach Jack Lynch at Chequers in England to discuss the situation in Northern Ireland


1971 Jerry Lewis' 6th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $8,125,387

Historic Event

1971 William Craig and Ian Paisley speak at a rally in Belfast before a crowd of approximately 20,000 people and call for the establishment of a 'third force' to defend 'Ulster'

  • 1972 Summer Olympics resume in Munich, Germany after massacre of 11 Israeli athletes by Black September Palestinian terrorist organization
  • 1973 New York Times reports almost all Superfectas run at Yonkers, Roosevelt & Monticello from Jan-Mar of 1973 were fixed
  • 1974 Saudi Arabia increases its oil buy-back price from 93 percent to 94.9 percent of posted price
  • 1975 6.8 quake along Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice, Turkey

Sports History

1975 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

  • 1975 Tawny Elaine Godin (NY), 18, crowned 48th Miss America 1976

US Open Women's Tennis

1975 US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Chris Evert wins her first of 6 US singles titles; beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

  • 1975 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1976 "The Robert MacNeil Report" becomes "The MacNeil-Lehrer Report" (currently known as "PBS NewsHour") on PBS
  • 1976 Jerry Lewis' 11th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, Dean Martin appears
  • 1976 Russian pilot Belenko defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet
  • 1977 Angels acquire Dave Kingman from Padres for cash, 9 days later Yankees buy Kingman (started with Mets) who plays in all 4 divisions in 1977
  • 1978 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1979 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Sandy Duncan, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 578 performances
  • 1980 French runner Chantal Langlacé sets women's 100k world record (7h 27m 22s) in Amiens, France
  • 1980 Macalaster U of St Paul, Minn beating Mount Senario 17-14
  • 1980 Susan Powell (Okla), 21, crowned 53rd Miss America 1981
  • 1980 US College football longest losing streak of 50 games ends for Macalester College (St. Paul)
  • 1980 US Open Women's Tennis: In the centenary women's singles final, Chris Evert-Lloyd wins her 5th US title; beats Hana Mandlíková 5-7, 6-1, 6-1
  • 1981 Musical "They're Playing Our Song" closes at Imperial NYC after 1082 performances
  • 1981 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon named NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
  • 1982 Dutch Internal minister Mr M Red assigns BVD to spy on communists
  • 1982 Jerry Lewis' 17th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $28,400,000

Album Release

1982 Paul McCartney releases "Tug of War" album

Sports History

1982 Pittsburgh Pirates retire Willie Stargell's #8

  • 1982 Polish dissidents seize Polish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland
  • 1983 Soviet Union admits that it shot down the South Korean airliner KAL 007 on September 1st

Film Premiere

1984 "Amadeus" from the play by Peter Shaffer, directed by Milos Forman and starring Tom Hulce premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1985)

  • 1984 Lanford Wilson's "Balm in Gilead" premieres in NYC
  • 1984 Today Show begins live remote telecasts from Moscow

Sports History

1985 Mark Messier loses control of his Porsche and totals three cars, and would later be charged with hit and run and careless driving (he would pay a fine)

  • 1985 Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.

Music Concert

1986 300 invitees pay $5,000 to hear Barbra Streisand's benefit concert

  • 1986 Attack on synagogue in Istanbul, 23 killed
  • 1986 Jozef Pribilinec speed walking world record time (15,447k)
  • 1986 Michael Spinks TKOs Steffen Tangstad in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1986 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins her 3rd US singles title; beats Czech star Helena Suková 6-3, 6-2
  • 1986 USSR charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying
  • 1987 Conjoined twins Benjamin & Patrick Binder separated at Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • 1987 Douglas Wakiihuri wins marathon (2:11:48)
  • 1987 Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks a CFL-record 60-yard field goal
  • 1988 Crippled soviet Soyuz TM-5 lands safely with 2 cosmonauts aboard
  • 1988 Thomas Gregory (11) swims English Channel
  • 1988 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1989 6th MTV Video Music Awards: Living Colour wins
  • 1989 Amateur Athletic Fed strips Ben Johnson of all track records
  • 1989 Police computer accuses 41,000 Parisians of murder/prostitution
  • 1990 US citizen is shot in Kuwait; oil markets surge on aggressive US statements toward Iraq
  • 1991 33rd Walker Cup: US, 14-10
  • 1991 Ronald Venetiaan chosen president of Suriname
  • 1991 The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.
  • 1991 USSR recognizes the independence of the 3 Baltic republics (Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania)
  • 1992 Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m (3:28.86)
  • 1993 Jerry Lewis' 28th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $46,014,922

Film & TV History

1994 Actor Jackson Pinckney awarded $487,000 for being partially blinded by Jean-Claude Van Damme during filming of "Cyborg"

  • 1994 Franziska van Almsick swims female record 200m freestyle (1:56.78)
  • 1994 Tom Dolan swims world record 400m medley (4:12.30)

Sports History

1995 Cal Ripken Jr breaks Gehrig's record, plays in 2,131 straight games

Historic Event

1995 Senate Ethics committee votes 6-0 to ask for expulsion of Bob Packwood

Sports History

1996 Baltimore Orioles' Eddie Murray's 500th career HR

Historic Event

1997 Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales held at Westminster Abbey in London

Video Music Awards

2001 18th MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Marmalade, Eve f/ Gwen Stefani & Moby f/ Gwen Stefani win

  • 2003 US Open Women's Tennis: In an all-Belgian final Justine Henin-Hardenne wins her first US title; beats Kim Clijsters 7-5, 6-1

Historic Publication

2006 "New Moon" second book in Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight Saga" is published by Little Brown, sells 5.3 million copies (2015)

US Open Women's Tennis

2008 US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her third US title; beats Jelena Janković of Serbia 6-4, 7-5

  • 2009 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Priddis Greens GC: Suzann Pettersen of Norway wins by 5 strokes from a group of 5 players