6 September

September 6 is the 249th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 116 days remain until the end of the year. 

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about September 6th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 6th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Fight Procrastination Day
  • National Read a Book Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – September 6

2007: Israel Conducts Operation Orchard

The military operation was conducted by the Israeli air force to destroy a suspected nuclear reactor in the Deir el-Zor region of Syria.

1999: Suai Church Massacre

More than 200 people who had found refuge in a church in Suai, East Timor were killed by pro-Indonesia militia after the results of an independence referendum came out.

1968: Swaziland Gains Independence From the British

The Southern African state became a British protectorate in 1902 after the Anglo-Boer war. King Sobhuza became the head of the nation in and reigned even after independence until 1982. He was succeeded by Mswati III, his son, who currently rules the country.

1870: A Woman casts her Vote in the US for the first time

Louisa Ann Swain voted during state elections in the state of Wyoming. Although women weren’t extended the right to vote in the US until 1920, the governor of Wyoming, John A. Campbell, had signed a bill that gave women the right to vote on December 13, 1869. This meant that women could vote in local and state elections, but not country-wide elections.

1522: Victoria Becomes the First Ship to Circumnavigate the World

The Spanish ship, which was commanded by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, set sail from Spain September 20, 1519, to find a better route to Indonesia. The expedition began with 5 ships including Victoria and 260 crew members. Magellan himself died during the voyage, and only Victoria with 18 crew members returned to Seville, Spain, after circumnavigating the world.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, September 6

1972: Idris Elba, English/American actor

1969: CeCe Peniston, American singer-songwriter, actress

1963: Geert Wilders, Dutch politician

1945: Go Nagai, Japanese illustrator, author

1757: Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, French general

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, September 6

2007: Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor

1998: Akira Kurosawa, Japanese director, screenwriter, producer

1990: Len Hutton, English cricketer

1966: Margaret Sanger, American activist

1919: Lord Charles Beresford, Irish Admiral, politician

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