September 6: Day of the Week
September 6, 2023 was the 249th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 116 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
September 6 Historical Event(s)
- 1628Puritans settle Salem, which will later become part of Massachusetts Bay Colony.
- 1861American Civil War: Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant bloodlessly capture Paducah, Kentucky, which gives the Union control of the mouth of the Tennessee River.
- 1870Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807.
- 1944World War II: The city of Ypres, Belgium is liberated by allied forces.
- 1948Juliana becomes Queen of the Netherlands.
- 1949A former sharpshooter in World War II, Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in Camden, New Jersey, with a souvenir Luger to become the first U.S. single-episode mass murderer.
- 1952Canada’s first television station, CBFT-TV, opens in Montreal.
- 1976Cold War: Soviet air force pilot Lt. Viktor Belenko lands a MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate on the island of Hokkaidō in Japan and requests political asylum in the United States.
- 1985Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.
- 2008Turkish President Abdullah Gül attends an association football match in Armenia after an invitation by Armenian President Serzh Sarkisyan; he is the first Turkish head of state to visit the country.
Who were born on September 6?
- 1932Gilles Tremblay, Canadian composer
- 1942Mel McDaniel, American country music artist (d. 2011)
- 1958Nigel Westlake, Australian musician and composer
- 1962Chris Christie, American Politician
- 1964Rosie Perez, American actress
- 1968Paul Rea, American television journalist
- 1972Anika Noni Rose, American actress and singer
- 1972Dylan Bruno, American actor (Numb3rs)
- 1978Marlen Angelidou, Greek singer
- 1985Webbie, American rapper
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