What Happened on September 6
3114 BC Date Maya/Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar starts dating from (as corresponds to the Julian Calendar).
1522 Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition aboard the Vitoria returns to Spain without their captain. First to circumnavigate the earth.
1666 After St Paul's Cathedral and much of the city had been burned down over four days, The Great Fire of London is finally extinguished.
1901 US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York
1909 New York Times headline announces American explorer Robert Peary had discovered the North Pole 5 months earlier
1914 World War I: First Battle of the Marne begins, French and British forces prevent German advance on Paris (till the 12th Sept)
1916 1st true supermarket, the "Piggly Wiggly" is opened by Clarence Saunders in Memphis, Tennessee
More Historical Events
Sep 6 in Film & TV
1954 "La Strada" directed by Federico Fellini premieres at the Venice Film Festival starring Anthony Quinn
Sep 6 in Music
1791 Mozart's opera "La Clemenza di Tito" premieres in Prague
Sep 6 in Sport
1880 W. G. Grace scores 152 in debut Test Cricket innings, v Aust The Oval
Did You Know?
1st aircraft to loop the loop - Adolphe Pégoud in France
On September 6, 1913