On This Day in History for September 6 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 134 of 134

  • 1976 Russian pilot Belenko defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet
  • 1978 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1980 Chantal Langlace sets women's record for fastest 100K run (7h27m22s)
  • 1980 Macalaster U of St Paul, Minn beating Mount Senario 17-14
  • 1982 Dutch Internal minister Mr M Red assigns BVD to spy on communists
  • 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
  • 1984 Lanford Wilson's "Balm in Gilead" premieres in NYC
  • 1984 Today Show begins live remote telecasts from Moscow
  • 1985 Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.
  • 1986 Attack on synagogue in Istanbul, 23 killed
  • 1986 Jozef Pribilinec speed walking world record time (15,447k)
  • 1986 USSR charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying
  • 1987 Conjoined twins Benjamin & Patrick Binder separated at John Hopkins Hospital
  • 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 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 Ronald Venetiaan chosen president of Suriname
  • 1991 USSR recognizes the independence of the 3 Baltic republics (Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania)
  • 1991 The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.
  • 1992 Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m (3:28.86)
  • 1994 Franziska van Almsick swims female record 200m freestyle (1:56.78)
  • 1995 Senate Ethics committee votes 6-0 to ask for expulsion of Bob Packwood

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • 2012 61 illegal immigrants die after a fishing boat capsizes off the coast of Turkey

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

2012 Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for US President

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2013 20 people are killed by Islamist militants in villages in northeast Nigeria
  • 2015 German police confirm more than 13,000 refugees have arrived in Southern Germany in last 2 days fleeing conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan
  • 2017 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.
  • 2017 Catalonia's parliament passes law to allow referendum on independence from Spain

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 105 of 105

  • 1969 Michael Davis, American softball player (Solvents, et al)
  • 1972 China MiĆ©ville, English writer
  • 1983 Pippa [Philippa] Middleton, English sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, born in Berkshire, England
  • 2000 Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth (d. 2000)
  • 2006 Prince Hisahito of Akishino, Japan Imperial Family member

Weddings in History

Deaths in History