History of 6 September

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History of 6 September

1901 – U.S. President William McKinley was shot and mortally wounded (he died eight days later) by Leon Czolgosz. Czolgosz, an American anarchist, was executed the following October.

1909 – Robert Peary, American explorer, sent word that he had reached the North Pole. He had reached his goal five months earlier.

1939 – South Africa declared war on Germany.

1941 – Jews in German-occupied areas were ordered to wear the Star of David with the word “Jew” inscribed. The order only applied to Jews over the age of 6.

1943 – The youngest player to appear in an American League baseball game was pitcher Carl Scheib of the Philadelphia Athletics. Scheib was 16 years, eight months and five days old.

1944 – During World War II, the British government relaxed blackout restrictions and suspended compulsory training for the Home Guard.

1948 – Queen Juliana of the Netherlands was crowned.

1952 – In Montreal, Canadian television began broadcasting.

1972 – Rick DeMont lost the gold medal he received in a 400-meter swimming event because a banned drug was found in his system during routine drug testing.

1975 – Martina Navratilova requested political asylum while in New York for the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament.

1978 – James Wickwire and Louis Reichardt reached the top of the world’s second-largest mountain, Pakistan’s K-2. They were the first Americans to reach the summit.

1990 – Iraq warned that anyone trying to flee the country without permission would be put in prison for life.

1991 – The State Council of the Soviet Union recognized the independence of the Baltic states.

1991 – The name St. Petersburg was restored to Russia’s second-largest city. The city was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great. The name has been changed to Petrograd (1914) and to Leningrad (1924).

1992 – A 35-year old man died ten weeks after receiving a transplanted baboon liver.

1993 – Renault of France and Volvo of Sweden announced they were merging. Volvo eventually canceled the deal the following December.

1995 – U.S. Senator Bob Packwood was expelled by the Senate Ethics Committee.

1995 – Cal Ripken played his 2,131st consecutive game setting a new record. Lou Gehrig previously held the record.

1996 – Eddie Murray (Baltimore Orioles) hit his 500th career home run during a game against the Detroit Tigers. He was only the third person to have at least 3,000 hits and 500 home runs.

2000 – The U.N. Millennium Summit began in New York. It was the largest gathering of world leaders in history with more than 150 present.

2001 – The U.S. Justice Department announced that it was seeking a lesser antitrust penalty and would not attempt to break up Microsoft.

2001 – Ebay Inc. was found not liable for copyright infringement because bootleg copies of a Charles Manson documentary had been sold on the site.

2002 – In New York, the U.S. Congress convened at Federal Hall for a rare special session. The session was held in New York to express the nation’s mourning for the loss on September 11, 2001, and unity in the war against terrorism.

2002 – At the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the exhibition “George Catlin and His Indian Gallery” went on view. The exhibit contained over 400 objects.

2008 – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association) and Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation) would be placed in government conservatorship.

2009 – The ro-ro ferry SuperFerry 9 sinks off the Zamboanga Peninsula in the Philippines with 971 persons aboard; all but ten are rescued.

2012 – Sixty-one people die after a fishing boat capsizes off the İzmir Province coast of Turkey, near the Greek Aegean islands.

2013 – Forty-one elephants are poisoned with cyanide in salt pans, by poachers in Hwange National Park.

2013 – It was announced that Leeuwarden would become the cultural capital of Europe of 2018 together with Valletta.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Yuki Abe, Japanese footballer
  • 1981 – Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong singer, and actress
  • 1981 – Andrew Richardson, Jamaican cricketer
  • 1981 – Mark Teahen, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Braun Strowman, American wrestler and strongman
  • 1984 – Helena Ekholm, Swedish skier
  • 1984 – William Porterfield, Northern Irish cricketer
  • 1985 – Mitch Moreland, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Matt Keating, Australian rugby league player
  • 1987 – Ramiele Malubay, Saudi Arabian-American singer
  • 1987 – Emir Preldžić, Turkish basketball player
  • 1988 – Ray Fujita, French-Japanese actor and singer
  • 1988 – Max George, English singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1988 – Denis Tonucci, Italian footballer
  • 1989 – Nikos Boutzikos, Greek footballer
  • 1989 – Kim So-Eun, South Korean actress
  • 1990 – Matt McAndrew, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1990 – John Wall, American basketball player
  • 1992 – Young Tonumaipea, Samoan rugby league player
  • 1993 – Mattia Valoti, Italian footballer
  • 1995 – Mustafizur Rahman, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1996 – Andrés Tello, Colombian footballer
  • 1997 – Jai Field, Australian rugby league player
  • 1997 – Tsukushi, Japanese wrestler
  • 1998 – Michele Perniola, Italian singer
  • 1999 – Patrick Brasca, Canadian-Taiwanese singer-songwriter