About September 6

September 6, 2020 is the 250th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 116 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 159 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)
  • 394
    Battle of the Frigidus: The Christian Roman Emperor Theodosius I defeats and kills the pagan usurper Eugenius and his Frankish magister militum Arbogast.
  • 1492
    Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic for the first time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1952
    Canada’s first television station, CBFT-TV, opens in Montreal.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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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