About September 6

September 6, 2021 is the 249th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 116 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Virgo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 148 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 6

  • 1492
    Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic for the first time.
  • 1620
    The Pilgrims sail from Plymouth, England, on the Mayflower to settle in North America. (Old Style date; September 16 per New Style date.)
  • 1847
    Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant bloodlessly capture Paducah, Kentucky, which gives the Union control of the mouth of the Tennessee River.
  • 1885
    Eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria. The Unification of Bulgaria is accomplished.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 1939
    World War II: South Africa declares war on Germany.
  • 1939
    World War II: The Battle of Barking Creek.
  • 1944
    World War II: The city of Ypres, Belgium is liberated by allied forces.
  • 1955
    Istanbul Pogrom: Istanbul’s Greek and Armenian minority are the target of a government-sponsored pogrom.
  • 1968
    Swaziland becomes independent.
  • 1976
    Cold War: Soviet air force pilot Lt. Viktor Belenko lands a MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate on the island of Hokkaidō in Japan and requests political asylum in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    In Istanbul, two terrorists from Abu Nidal’s organization kill 22 and wound six inside the Neve Shalom synagogue during Shabbat services.
  • 1991
    The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia’s second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.
  • 1995
    Cal Ripken Jr of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that stood for 56 years.
  • 2008
    Turkish President Abdullah Gül attends an association football match in Armenia after an invitation by Armenian President Serzh Sarkisyan; he is the first Turkish head of state to visit the country.
  • 2009
    The ro-ro ferry SuperFerry 9 sinks off the Zamboanga Peninsula in the Philippines with 971 persons aboard; all but ten are rescued.

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