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What happened on September 6
- September 6, 0394 Battle of the Frigidus: The Christian Roman Emperor Theodosius I defeats and kills the pagan usurper Eugenius and his Frankish magister militum Arbogast.
- September 6, 1522 "The Victoria, one of the surviving ships of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, returns to Sanlcar de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world."
- September 6, 1620 Pilgrims set sail from Plymouth England to the New World
- September 6, 1620 "The Pilgrims sail from Plymouth, England, on the Mayflower to settle in North America."
- September 6, 1628 "Puritans land at Salem, from Mass Bay Colony, witches soon to settle"
- September 6, 1628 "Puritans settle Salem, which will later become part of Massachusetts Bay Colony."
- September 6, 1669 The siege of Candia ends with the Venetian fortress surrendering to the Ottomans
- September 6, 1776 "Hurricane hits Guadeloupe, killing more than 6000."
- September 6, 1781 "The Battle of Groton Heights takes place, resulting a British victory."
- September 6, 1839 Great fire in NY
- September 6, 1847 "Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts."
- September 6, 1848 National Black Convention meets (Cleveland)
- September 6, 1853 Women's Rights Convention met (NYC)
- September 6, 1862 "Stonewall Jackson occupies Fredrick, Maryland"
- September 6, 1863 "After 59 day siege, confederates evacuate Ft Wagner, SC"
- September 6, 1869 Mine fire kills 179 at Avondale Pennsylvania
- September 6, 1869 The first westbound train arrives in SF
- September 6, 1870 "Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807."
- September 6, 1873 Regular Cable Car service begins on Clay Street
- September 6, 1876 Southern Pacific line from LA to SF completed
- September 6, 1885 Eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria. The Unification of Bulgaria is accomplished.
- September 6, 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)."
- September 6, 1899 Carnation processes its 1st can of evaporated milk
- September 6, 1901 "Anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York."
- September 6, 1901 "US President William McKinley is shot and mortally wounded by an asailant at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY. Sep 06,"
- September 6, 1905 Atlanta Life Insurance Company established
- September 6, 1909 "Word received, Adm Peary discovers North Pole 5 months earlier"
- September 6, 1913 The first aircraft to loop the loop (Adolphe P‚goud-France)
- September 6, 1914 Battle of the Marne; Germans prevented from occupying Paris
- September 6, 1920 Detroit station WWJ airs the first pro boxing match to be broadcast on radio.
- September 6, 1923 Publisher Edward P.Dutton dies.
- September 6, 1930 Democratically elected Argentine president Hiplito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup.
- September 6, 1939 World War II: South Africa declares war on Germany.
- September 6, 1941 All Jews over age 6 in German territories ordered to wear a star
- September 6, 1941 Jews of Vilna Poland are confined to a ghetto
- September 6, 1943 """Congressional Limited"" train derails near Frankfort Pa, kills 79"
- September 6, 1944 "World War II: The city of Ypres, Belgium is liberated by allied forces."
- September 6, 1948 Juliana becomes queen of the Netherlands
- September 6, 1948 Juliana becomes Queen of the Netherlands.
- September 6, 1948 Juliana of the Netherlands is crowned as Queen.
- September 6, 1949 "A former sharpshooter in World War II, Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in Camden, New Jersey, with a souvenir Luger to become the first U.S. single-episode mass murderer."
- September 6, 1949 Allied military authorities relinquish control of former Nazi Germany assets back to German control.
- September 6, 1949 Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in 12 minutes
- September 6, 1952 "Canada's first television station, CBFT-TV, opens in Montreal."
- September 6, 1952 The first regular Canadian television broadcasts begin in Montreal.
- September 6, 1955 Istanbul Pogrom: Istanbul's Greek and Armenian minority are the target of a government-sponsored pogrom.
- September 6, 1959 Mattel's Barbie doll goes on sale for the first time; she's still popular today.
- September 6, 1963 Five SH-3A helicopters of HS-9 based at NAS Quonset rescued 28 workmen from two Texas Towers shaken by gales and heavy seas off Cape Cod.
- September 6, 1963 The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) is founded.
- September 6, 1965 War of 1965: India attacks Pakistan and announces that its forces will capture Lahore (city of Pakistan) in an hour.
- September 6, 1966 """Star Trek"" premiers on NBC TV"
- September 6, 1966 "In Cape Town, South Africa, the architect of Apartheid, Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, is stabbed to death during a parliamentary meeting."
- September 6, 1966 Race riot in Atlanta Georgia
- September 6, 1967 Number one hit on UK music charts - Engelbert Humperdink - The Last Waltz
- September 6, 1968 Swaziland becomes an independent member of the British Commonwealth.
- September 6, 1968 Swaziland becomes independent.
- September 6, 1968 Swaziland gains independence from Britain (National Day)
- September 6, 1970 Two passenger jets bound from Europe to New York are simultaneously hijacked by Palestinian terrorist members of PFLP and taken to Dawson's Field in Jordan.
- September 6, 1972 John & Yoko appear on Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon
- September 6, 1975 "6.8 quake along Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice Turkey"
- September 6, 1975 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova requests political asylum while in New York for the US Open.
- September 6, 1975 Number one hit on UK music charts - Rod Stewart - Sailing
- September 6, 1976 Cold War: Soviet air force pilot Lt. Viktor Belenko lands a MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate on the island of Hokkaid in Japan and requests political asylum in the United States.
- September 6, 1976 "Russian pilot defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet, many smiles in the US"
- September 6, 1978 Begin & Sadat meet at Camp David to discuss peace
- September 6, 1980 Number one hit on UK music charts - Jam - Start
- September 6, 1982 "Polish dissidents seize the Polish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland"
- September 6, 1983 "The Soviet Union admits to shooting down Korean Air Flight KAL-007, stating that the pilots did not know it was a civilian aircraft when it violated Soviet airspace."
- September 6, 1983 USSR admits to shooting down KAL 007 on 9/2
- September 6, 1984 Country music artist Ernest Tubb dies at the age of 70.
- September 6, 1984 Today Show begins live remote telecasts from Moscow
- September 6, 1985 "Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31."
- September 6, 1986 Barbra Streisand's 1st live concert in 20 years
- September 6, 1986 "In Istanbul, two terrorists from Abu Nidal's organization kill 22 and wound six inside the Neve Shalom synagogue during Shabbat services."
- September 6, 1986 USSR charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying
- September 6, 1988 Crippled soviet Soyuz TM-5 lands safely with 2 cosmonauts aboard
- September 6, 1989 Amateur Atheletic Fed strips Ben Johnson of all track records
- September 6, 1991 "The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924."
- September 6, 1992 "Hunters discover the emaciated body of Christopher Johnson McCandless at his camp 20 miles west of the town of Healy, Alaska."
- September 6, 1995 "Cal Ripken, Baltimore Orioles shortstop, breaks Lou Gehrig's record by playing in 2,131 consecutive games."
- September 6, 1995 "The Senate Ethics Committee recommends expulsion of US Senator Bob Packwood, accused of sexual misconduct."
- September 6, 1997 "The funeral for Diana, Princess of Wales, is held at London's Westminster Abbey."
- September 6, 2000 The Millennium Summit takes place.
- September 6, 2003 Tropical Depression 9 (Hurricane Isabel) formed in the Tropical Atlantic Ocean and the 9th named storm of the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season.
- September 6, 2007 The birth date of the noticable iranian sha amir fassihnia
- September 6, 3114 BC According to the proleptic Julian calendar the current era in the Maya Long Count Calendar started.