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

  • 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.
  • 1634
    Thirty Years’ War: In the Battle of Nördlingen the Catholic Imperial army defeats Protestant armies of Sweden and Germany.
  • 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.
  • 1870
    Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807.
  • 1901
    Anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
  • 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: The Battle of Barking Creek.
  • 1944
    World War II: The city of Ypres, Belgium is liberated by allied forces.
  • 1952
    Canada’s first television station, CBFT-TV, opens in Montreal.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia’s second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.
  • 1992
    Hunters discover the emaciated body of Christopher Johnson McCandless at his camp 20 mi west of the town of Healy, Alaska.
  • 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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