6 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Marquis de Lafayette, 1757
  • Joseph P. Kennedy, 1888
  • Billy Rose, 1899
  • King Peter Yugoslavia, 1923
  • Jo Anne Worley, 1937
  • Swoosie Kurtz, 1944
  • Jane Curtin, 1947
  • Roger Waters, 1947
  • Rosie Perez, 1964
  • Tim Henman, 1974

Died On This Day:

  • Jean-Baptiste Colbert, 1683
  • Hamilton Fish, 1893
  • Gertrude Lawrence, 1952
  • Margaret Sanger, 1966
  • Jean Seberg OD, 1979
  • James Clavell, 1994
  • Akira Kurosawa, 1998
  • Luciano Pavarotti, 2007
  • Burt Reynolds, 2018
  • Robert Mugabe, 2019

Today's Events:

  • 1522 - Magellan's ship Vittoria completes first circumnavigation of globe landing at Sanlucar de Barrameda. 1628-Puritans land at Salem to start the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • 1666 - Great fire of London ends-13,000 homes, 87 churches destroyed, 2/3 London in ashes.
  • 1819 - Thomas Blanchard of Middlebury, CT receives patent on the lathe.
  • 1896 - First photograph published by the New York Times; two 1860 election candidates.
  • 1896 - New York Times publishes first Sunday Magazine Supplement on slick paper with photographs.
  • 1901 - President William McKinley shot at Pan American exhibit in Buffalo, N.Y. by anarchist Leon Czolgosz.
  • 1920 - First prizefight broadcast on radio; Jack Dempsey knocks out Billy Miske in Michigan.
  • 1975 - 6.8 earthquake in Lice, Turkey, kills 2,312.
  • 1987 - World's first separation of Siamese Twins joined at the head at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.
  • 1991 - The Kremlin formally recognizes the independence of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
  • 1995 - Cal Ripken breaks Lou Gehrig's consecutive major league baseball games record passing 2,130.
  • 1997 - Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales is largest funeral procession in history; watched by a billion.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Cagnoald

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Swaziland (1968)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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