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

  • 3114 BC
    According to the proleptic Julian calendar the current era in the Maya Long Count Calendar started. (Non-standard interpretation)
  • 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.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Confederates evacuate Battery Wagner and Morris Island in South Carolina.
  • 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).
  • 1937
    Spanish Civil War: The start of the Battle of El Mazuco.
  • 1940
    King Carol II of Romania abdicates and is succeeded by his son Michael.
  • 1948
    Juliana becomes Queen of the Netherlands.
  • 1952
    Canada’s first television station, CBFT-TV, opens in Montreal.
  • 1963
    The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) is founded.
  • 1965
    War of 1965: India retaliates following Pakistan’s Operation Grand Slam which resulted in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 that ends in a stalemate and follows the signing of the Tashkent Declaration.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    Munich Massacre: 9 Israel athletes taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games by the Palestinian “Black September” terrorist group died (as did a German policeman) at the hands of the kidnappers during a failed rescue attempt. 2 other Israeli athletes are slain in the initial attack the previous day.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.
  • 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 Soviet Union recognizes the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
  • 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.

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