On This Day in History for September 6

Events in History

  • 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
  • 1492 Christopher Columbus' fleet leaves Gomera, Canary islands
  • 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
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Weddings in History

  • 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
  • 1980 81st Prime Minister of UK Theresa May (née Brasier) (23) weds investment banker Philip May at the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Wheatley, Oxfordshire

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