Events in History 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 William of Orange '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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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

  • 1905 Atlanta Life Insurance Company forms
  • 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 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

Assassination Attempt

1924 Assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini fails

Coup d'état

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

  • 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
  • 1943 "Congressional Limited" train derails near Frankfort, Philadelphia, kills 79
  • 1944 Gen Von Zangen's 15th army escape from Zealand

Historic Event

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

  • 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

  • 1954 US plane shot down above Siberia
  • 1955 J van Tilburg appointed governor of Suriname
  • 1957 Elvis records "White Christmas", "Silent Night" & "Here Comes Santa Claus"
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean
  • 1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Kapustin Yar USSR
  • 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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
  • 1966 Race riot in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1968 Swaziland gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • 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

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'

  • 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
  • 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 Russian pilot Belenko defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet
  • 1978 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 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 Johns 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 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)
  • 1994 Franziska van Almsick swims female record 200m freestyle (1:56.78)

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

Historic Publication

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

Presidential Convention

2012 Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for US President

  • 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
  • 2016 Minnesota man Danny Heinrich admits to kidnapping and murdering 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling on October 22, 1989

Important Vote

2017 Catalonia's parliament passes law to allow referendum on independence from Spain

Hurricane Irma

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.

Historic Event

2017 Mother Teresa declared co-patron saint of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta alongside St. Francis Xavier

Historic Event

2018 Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is stabbed at a campaign rally in Juiz de Fora, Brazil

  • 2018 India's Supreme Court legalizes gay sex, overturning a colonial law
  • 2018 New York and New Jersey state attorneys launch investigations into sexual abuse by the Catholic clergy, bring to six the number of states investigating
  • 2018 Remains of 166 people, 2 years old, found in mass grave in Veracruz state, Mexico

Election of Interest

2020 100,000 people demonstrate in Minsk against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, amid month-long protests against his re-election

  • 2020 First chord change in 19 years in John Cage's "As Slow As Possible" composition, being played for 639 years, in Halberstadt, Germany
  • 2020 Los Angeles County reported its highest-ever temperature of 121F (49.4C)
  • 2020 Premier Daniel Andrews announces roadmap out of restrictions for the Australian state of Victoria, but extends lockdown till September 28
  • 2020 Strain of Bacteria nicknamed "Conan the Bacterium' survives three years attached to the International Space Station in open space
  • 2022 Fire in a karaoke bar near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam kills at least 32 [1]