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19907th MTV Awards: Sinead O'Connor wins

1953Roy Campanella sets record for HRs by a catcher at 38

1866Frederick Douglass is 1st US black delegate to a national convention

1982Paul McCartney releases "Tug of War"

2012Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for US President

1994Actor Jackson Pinckney awarded $487,000 for being partially blinded by Jean-Claude Van Damme during filming of "Cyborg"

1953Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins elections in German Federal Republic

1995Cal Ripken Jr breaks Gehrig's record, plays in 2,131 straight games

1982Jerry Lewis' 17th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $28,400,000

1985Mark Messier loses control of his Porsche and totals three cars, and would later be charged with hit and run and careless driving (he would pay a fine)

1920Jack Dempsey KOs Billy Miske in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 1st radio broadcast of a prizefight

201229th MTV Awards: Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown wins

1861General Ulysses S. Grant occupies Paducah Kentucky

1901US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York

1996Balt Orioles' Eddie Murray's 500th career HR

1971Jerry Lewis' 6th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises

1928USSR signs Briand-Kellogg-pact

1972John & Yoko appear on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon

1492Columbus' fleet leaves Gomera, Canary islands

1976Jerry Lewis' 11th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, Dean Martin appears

1975Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

1862Stonewall Jackson occupies Frederick, Maryland

200118th MTV Awards: Lady Marmalade, Eve f/ Gwen Stefani & Moby f/ Gwen Stefani wins

1963Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records

1924Assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini fails

1930Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup.

September 6th Historical Events
Date Event
3114
Date Maya/Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar starts dating from (as corresponds to the Julian Calendar). 
BC
AD
394
Battle of Frigidus, Northern Italy 
1492
Columbus' fleet leaves Gomera, Canary islands 
1522
Ferdinand Magellen's Spanish expedition aboard the Vitoria returns to Spain without their captain. First to circumnaigate the earth 
1543
French & Turkish fleet occupies Nice 
1620
1st stones layed in Western Tower 
1620
The Mayflower departs Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World 
1622
Spanish silver fleet disappears off Florida Keys; 1,000s die 
1628
Puritans from Masschusetts Bay Colony land at Salem 
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 from 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 Wiliam III escapes back to England 
1715
Pro-James III-uprising in Scotland 
1716
1st lighthouse built in north America (Boston) 
1732
VOC dismisses 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 6,000. 
1781
The Battle of Groton Heights takes place, resulting a British victory. 
1791
Mozart's 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 New York 
1848
National Black Convention meets in Cleveland 
1861
General Ulysses S. Grant occupies Paducah Kentucky 
1862
Stonewall Jackson occupies Frederick, Maryland 
1863
-7] After 59 day siege Confederate troops vacate Fort Wagner SC (1700 casualties) 
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 Biscay; 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) 
1888
Queen Victoria grants William Mackinnons' Imperial British East Africa Company political & commercial rights 
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 minister of Foreign affairs John Hay publishes his "Open Through Note" 
1900
British General Buller occupies Lydenburg, South Africa 
1901
US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York 
1903
Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Creeping Man" (BG) 
1904
Soccer team Rheden forms 
1905
Atlanta Life Insurance Company forms 
1905
Chicago White Sox Frank Smith no-hits Detroit Tigers, 15-0 
1905
General Trade journal publishes 1st Dutch photo (train accident) 
1909
Word received that Admiral 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 
1917
French pilot Georges Guynemer shoots down 54th German aircraft 
1920
40th US Men's Tennis: Wm Tilden beats Wm M Johnston (6-1 1-6 7-5 5-7 6-3) 
1920
Jack Dempsey KOs Billy Miske in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 1st radio broadcast of a prizefight 
1922
42nd US Men's Tennis: Wm T Tilden beats Wm M Johnston (4-6 3-6 6-2 6-3 6-4) 
1923
Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates her silver jubilee 
1924
Assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini fails 
1924
Charles Paddock captures 100 & 200 yd AAU national senior outdoor track & field championships 
1927
Buddy 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
Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates 40th anniversary 
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 Women's Tennis: Sarah H Cooke beats Pauline Betz Addie (75 62) 
1941
61st US Men's Tennis: Robert L Riggs beats Francis Kovacs (2d 5-7 6-1 6-3 6-3) 
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 Women's 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 Men's Tennis: J R Hunt Seaman beats Jack Kramer (6-3 6-8 10-8 6-0) 
1943
Carl Scheib becomes youngest pitcher in AL (16y 8 ms) of the A's 
1944
Gen Von Zangen's 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 "The 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 crowned Queen of The Netherlands 
1949
Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in 12 minutes in Camden, New Jersey 
1952
Canadian TV begins in Montreal 
1953
Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins elections in German Federal Republic 
1953
Roy Campanella sets record for HRs by a catcher at 38 
1954
68th US Women's Tennis: Doris Hart beats A Louise Brough (6-8 6-1 8-6) 
1954
74th US Men's 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 Christmas", "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
Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history 
1963
Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records 
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
Race riot in Atlanta, Georgia 
1968
Swaziland gains independence from Britain (National Day) 
1969
"Cabaret" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1166 performances 
1970
Palestinians seize 3 airiners 
1970
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1971
Jerry Lewis' 6th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises 
1971
British Prime Minister Edward Heath meets with Irish Prime Minister/Taoiseach Jack Lynch at Chequers in England to discuss the situation in Northern Ireland 
1971
William Craig and Ian Paisley speak at a rally in Belfast before a crowd of approximately 20,000 people and call for the establishment of a 'third force' to defend 'Ulster' 
1972
John & Yoko appear on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon 
1972
Summer Olympics resume in Munich Germany after massacre 
1973
New York Times reports almost all Superfectas run at Yonkers, Roosevelt & Monticello from Jan-Mar of 1973 were fixed 
1974
Saudi Arabia increases its oil buy-back price from 93 percent to 94.9 percent of posted price 
1975
6.8 quake along Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice, Turkey 
1975
89th US Women's Tennis: Chris E L Mills beats E G Cawley (57 64 62) 
1975
Tawny Elaine Godin (NY), 18, crowned 48th Miss America 1976 
1975
Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open 
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 Women's 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
Pittsburgh Pirates retire Willie Stargell's # 
1982
Polish dissidents seize Polish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland 
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. 
1985
Mark Messier loses control of his Porsche and totals three cars, and would later be charged with hit and run and careless driving (he would pay a fine) 
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
Conjoined twins 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 Channel 
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 
1990
US citizen is shot in Kuwait; oil markets surge on aggressive U.S. statements toward Iraq 
1991
33rd Walker Cup: US, 14-10 
1991
Ronald Venetiaan chosen president of Suriname 
1991
USSR recognizes the independence of the 3 Baltic republics (Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania) 
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
Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales 
2001
18th MTV Awards: Lady Marmalade, Eve f/ Gwen Stefani & Moby f/ Gwen Stefani wins 
2012
61 illegal immigrants die after a fishing boat capsizes off the coast of Turkey 
2012
Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for US President 
2012
29th MTV Awards: Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown wins 
2013
20 people are killed by Islamist militants in villages in northeast Nigeria 
2016
Syrian Forces Make Gains Near Aleppo With Russian Help 
2016
Clinton voices concern about Russian interference in election 
2016
Obama cancels meeting with Philippines' Duterte after insult 
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