About September 6

September 6, 2024 is the 250th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 116 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 145 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 6

  • 394
    Battle of the Frigidus: The Christian Roman Emperor Theodosius I defeats and kills the pagan usurper Eugenius and his Frankish magister militum Arbogast.
  • 1522
    The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition, returns to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world.
  • 1620
    The Pilgrims sail from Plymouth, England, on the Mayflower to settle in North America. (Old Style date; September 16 per New Style date.)
  • 1628
    Puritans settle Salem, which will later become part of Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • 1781
    The Battle of Groton Heights takes place, resulting a British victory.
  • 1847
    Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts.
  • 1885
    Eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria. The Unification of Bulgaria is accomplished.
  • 1939
    World War II: The Battle of Barking Creek.
  • 1940
    King Carol II of Romania abdicates and is succeeded by his son Michael.
  • 1944
    World War II: The city of Ypres, Belgium is liberated by allied forces.
  • 1948
    Juliana becomes Queen of the Netherlands.
  • 1952
    Canada’s first television station, CBFT-TV, opens in Montreal.
  • 1955
    Istanbul Pogrom: Istanbul’s Greek and Armenian minority are the target of a government-sponsored pogrom.
  • 1966
    In Cape Town, South Africa, the architect of Apartheid, Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, is stabbed to death during a parliamentary meeting.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    The Soviet Union recognizes the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
  • 1991
    The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia’s second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.
  • 1997
    Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. Over a million people lined the streets and 2.5 billion watched around the world on television.
  • 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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