6 September- On This Day

6 September- On This Day

This day in history



What Happened on September 6

Historical Events

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

6 September- On This Day