Famous Events on this Day in History, September 06:

3114 BC - According to the proleptic Julian calendar the current era in the Maya Long Count Calendar started.
394 - Battle of Frigidus North-Italy
1492 - Columbus' fleet leaves Gomera, Canary islands
1522 - Magellen with Vittoria returns to Spain, after 1st round world trip
1543 - French & Turkish fleet occupies Nice
1620 - 1st stones layed in Western Tower
1622 - Spanish silver fleet disappears off Florida Keys; 1,000s die
1628 - Puritans land at Salem, from Mass Bay Colony, witches soon to settle
1634 - Battle at Nordlingen ends in Swedish/protestant German defeat
1669 - The siege of Candia ends with the Venetian fortress surrendering to the Ottomans.
1672 - Willem III's troops reconquer Naarden on France
1675 - Swedish admiral Stenbock sails out with fleet of 66 ships
1683 - Le Plecta appointed French minister of Finance
1688 - Austrian armies occupy Belgrade
1690 - King Willem III escapes back to England
1715 - Pro-James III-uprising in Scotland
1716 - 1st US lighthouse built (Boston)
1732 - VOC fires Neth-Dutch east indies governor-general Diederik Dare
1776 - Hurricane hits Martinique; 100 French & Dutch ships sinks; 600 die
1776 - 1st (failed) submarine attack (David Bushnell's "Turtle" attacks British sailboat "Eagle" in Bay of NY)
1776 - Hurricane hits Guadeloupe, killing more than 6000.
1781 - The Battle of Groton Heights takes place, resulting a British victory.
1791 - Mozarts opera "La Clemenza di Tito," premieres in Prague
1819 - Thomas Blanchard patents lathe
1837 - Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio goes co-ed (4 women, 30 men)
1839 - Cherokee Nation forms
1839 - Great fire in NY
1848 - National Black Convention meets (Cleveland)
1853 - Women's Right's Convention met (NYC)
1861 - General Grant occupies Paducah Kentucky
1862 - Stonewall Jackson occupies Frederick, Maryland
1863 - -7] Confederate troops vacate Fort Wagner SC (1700 casualties)
1863 - After 59 day siege, confederates evacuate Ft Wagner, SC
1866 - Frederick Douglass is 1st US black delegate to a national convention
1869 - 1st westbound train arrives in SF
1869 - Mine fire kills 179 at Avondale Pennsylvania
1870 - Ship sinks in Gulf of Biskaje; 483 die
1873 - Regular Cable Car service begins on Clay Street
1876 - Race riot in Charleston SC
1876 - Southern Pacific line from LA to SF completed
1880 - Commencement of 1st Test Cricket in England, v Australia at The Oval
1880 - W G Grace scores 152 in debut Test Cricket innings, v Aust The Oval
1883 - Cub's Burns (extra bases), Williamson & Pfeiffer get 3 hits in 1 inn
1885 - Eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria. The Unification of Bulgaria is accomplished.
1886 - Queen Victoria establishes Distinguished Service Order (DSO) award
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).
1889 - King Kabaka Mwanga of Buganda resigns
1898 - Lord Kitchener destroys Mahdi's tomb in Omdurman
1899 - Carnation processes its 1st can of evaporated milk
1899 - US min of Foreign affairs John Hay publishes his "Open Through Note"
1900 - British General Buller occupies Lydenburg South Africa
1901 - Pres William McKinley, shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz at Pan American Exposition in Buffalo NY, he dies 8th days later
1903 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Creeping Man" (BG)
1904 - Soccer team Rheden forms
1905 - Atlanta Life Insurance Company forms
1905 - Chic White Sox Frank Smith no-hits Detroit Tigers, 15-0
1905 - General Trade journal publishes 1st Dutch photo (train accident)
1909 - Word received, Adm Peary discovers North Pole 5 months earlier
1910 - Saskatchewan (then Regina) Roughrider football club formed
1912 - NY Giant Jeff Tesreau no-hits Phila, 3-0
1913 - 19th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jerry Travers
1913 - 1st aircraft to loop the loop (Adolphe Pégoud-France)
1913 - Hamilton Alerts apply for ORFU reinstatement, taking the name Hamilton Rowing Club
1914 - Battle of Marne; Germans prevented from occupying Paris
1917 - French pilot Georges Guynemer shoots down 54th German aircraft
1920 - 40th US Mens Tennis: Wm Tilden beats Wm M Johnston (61 16 75 57 63)
1920 - Jack Dempsey KOs Billy Miske in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 1st radio broadcast of a prizefight
1922 - 42nd US Mens Tennis: Wm T Tilden beats Wm M Johnston 46 36 62 63 64)
1923 - Queen Wilhelmina celebrates 25 year jubilee
1924 - Assassination attempt on Mussolini fails
1924 - Charles Paddock captures 100 & 200 yd AAU national senior outdoor track & field championships
1927 - B G DeSylva/Lew Brown's musical "Good News," premieres in NYC
1927 - Red Sox beat NY Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings at Fenway Park
1928 - USSR signs Briand-Kellogg-pact
1930 - Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8
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.
1938 - Wilhelmina celebrates 40th anniversary jubilee as Dutch queen
1939 - 1st German air attack on Great-Britain in WW II
1939 - South Africa declares war on nazi-Germany
1939 - World War II: The Battle of Barking Creek.
1940 - Crown prince Michael succeeds Carol II as king of Romania
1940 - Generalissimo Gamelin arrested in France
1941 - 55th US Womens Tennis: Sarah H Cooke beats Pauline Betz Addie (75 62)
1941 - 61st US Mens Tennis: Robert L Riggs beats F Kovacs (2d 57 61 63 63)
1941 - All Jews over age 6 in German territories ordered to wear a star
1941 - Jews of Vilna Poland confined to their ghetto
1942 - 56th US Womens Tennis: Pauline Betz beats A Louise Brough (46 61 64)
1942 - Czech marathon runner Oskar Hêks transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau
1943 - "Congressional Limited" train derails near Frankfort Pa, kills 79
1943 - 63rd US Mens Tennis: J R Hunt Seaman beats Jack Kramer (63 68 108 60)
1943 - Carl Scheib becomes youngest pitcher in AL (16y 8 ms) of the A's
1944 - Gen Von Zangens 15th army escape from Zealand
1945 - A's catcher George George punches ump Joe Rue gets suspended
1946 - All-American Football Conference plays 1st game (Clev 44, Miami 0)
1946 - Terence Rattigan's "Winslow Boy," premieres in London
1948 - "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 perfs
1948 - 37th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (5-0)
1948 - Juliana becomes queen of Netherlands
1949 - Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in 12 minutes
1952 - Canadian TV begins in Montreal
1953 - Adenauers CDU wins elections in German FR
1953 - Roy Campanella sets record for HRs by a catcher at 38
1954 - 68th US Womens Tennis: Doris Hart beats A Louise Brough (68 61 86)
1954 - 74th US Mens Tennis: E V Seixas Jr beats Rex Hartwig (36 62 64 64)
1954 - US plane shot down above Siberia
1954 - WINS NYC begins playing rock n roll with Alan Freed Show
1954 - Yankees use a record 10 pinch hitters
1955 - "Catch a Star" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
1955 - J van Tilburg appointed governor of Suriname
1957 - Elvis records "White Xmas," "Silent Night" & "Here Comes Santa Claus"
1958 - Mary Ann Mobley (Miss), 21, crowned 31st Miss America 1959
1958 - US performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean
1959 - Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
1961 - USSR performs nuclear test at Kapustin Yar USSR
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 - Church bombed in Birmingham AL, kills 4 African-American girls
1963 - Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in history
1963 - Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records
1963 - Major league baseballs 100,000th game
1963 - The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) is founded.
1965 - India invades West Pakistan
1965 - KLNE TV channel 3 in Lexington, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 - "Star Trek" premieres on NBC TV
1966 - Race riot in Atlanta Georgia
1968 - Swaziland gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1968 - Swaziland becomes independent.
1969 - "Cabaret" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1166 performances
1970 - NY Met Tommy Agee hits for the cycle
1970 - Palestinians seize 3 jetliners
1970 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1971 - Jerry Lewis' 6th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises
1972 - John & Yoko appear on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon
1972 - Summer Olympics resume in Munich Germany after massacre
1973 - NY Times reports almost all Superfectas run at Yonkers, Roosevelt & Monticello from Jan-Mar of 1973 were fixed
1975 - 6.8 quake along Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice Turkey
1975 - 89th US Womens Tennis: Chris E L Mills beats E G Cawley (57 64 62)
1975 - Heavy earthquake at Lice Turkey; 3,000 killed
1975 - Tawny Elaine Godin (NY), 18, crowned 48th Miss America 1976
1975 - Tennis Star Martina Navratilova requests US political asylum
1975 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 - Jerry Lewis' 11th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, Dean Martin appears
1976 - Russian pilot Belenko defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet
1977 - Angels acquire Dave Kingman from Padres for cash 9 days later Yankees buy Kingman (started with Mets) who plays in all 4 divisions in 1977
1978 - Begin & Sadat meet at Camp David to discuss peace
1978 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1979 - "Peter Pan" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 578 performances
1980 - 94th US Womens Tennis: Chris E L Mills beats H Mandlikova (57 61 61)
1980 - Chantal Langlace sets women's record for fastest 100K run (7h27m22s)
1980 - College football longest losing streak of 50 games ends for
1980 - Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1980 - Susan Powell (Okla), 21, crowned 53rd Miss America 1981
1980 - Macalaster U of St Paul, Minn beating Mount Senario 17-14
1981 - "They're Playing Our Song" closes at Imperial NYC after 1082 perfs
1981 - Bob Lemon named NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
1982 - Dutch Internal minister Mr M Red assigns BVD to spy on communists
1982 - Jerry Lewis' 17th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $28,400,000
1982 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1982 - Paul McCartney releases "Tug of War"
1982 - Pitts Pirates retire Willie Stargell's #
1982 - Polish dissidents seize Polish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland
1983 - Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova requests political asylum in NY
1983 - USSR admits to shooting down KAL 007 on 9/2
1984 - Lanford Wilson's "Balm in Gilead," premieres in NYC
1984 - Today Show begins live remote telecasts from Moscow
1985 - Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.
1986 - 300 invitees pay $5,000 to hear Barbra Striesand's benefit concert
1986 - Attack on synagogue in Istanbul, 23 killed
1986 - Jozef Pribilinec speed walking world record time (15,447k)
1986 - Michael Spinks TKOs Steffen Tangstad in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1986 - USSR charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying
1987 - Benjamin & Patrick Binder separated at John Hopkins Hospital
1987 - Douglas Wakiihuri wins marathon (2:11:48)
1987 - Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks a CFL-record 60-yard field goal
1988 - Crippled soviet Soyuz TM-5 lands safely with 2 cosmonauts aboard
1988 - Thomas Gregory (11) swims English Canal
1988 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1989 - 6th MTV Awards: Living Colour wins
1989 - Amateur Athletic Fed strips Ben Johnson of all track records
1989 - Police computer accuses 41,000 Parisians of murder/prostitution
1990 - 7th MTV Awards: Sinead O'Connor wins
1991 - 33rd Walker Cup: US, 14-10
1991 - Ronald Venetiaan chosen president of Suriname
1991 - Soviet Union recognizes Estonian independence
1991 - USSR recognizes independence of the 3 Baltic republics
1991 - The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.
1992 - Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m (3:28.86)
1993 - Helen Dobson wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
1993 - Jerry Lewis' 28th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $46,014,922
1994 - 11th MTV Awards: Aerosmith, Lisa Marie & Michael Jackson win
1994 - Actor Jackson Pinckney awarded $487,000 for being partially blinded by Jean-Claude Van Damme during filming of "Cyborg"
1994 - Franziska van Almsick swims female record 200m freestyle (1:56.78)
1994 - Tom Dolan swims world record 400m medley (4:12.30)
1995 - Cal Ripken Jr breaks Gehrig's record, plays in 2,131 straight games
1995 - Senate Ethics committee votes 6-0 to ask for expulsion of Bob Packwood
1996 - Balt Orioles' Eddie Murray's 500th career HR
1997 - Princess Diana's funeral
1997 - Women's championship at US Tennis Open
1998 - Men's championship at US Tennis Open
1998 - Safeway LPGA Golf Championship
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