September 6: Day of the Week
September 6, 2018 was the 249th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 116 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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.
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September 6 Historical Event(s)
- 1492Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic for the first time.
- 1847Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts.
- 1863American Civil War: Confederates evacuate Battery Wagner and Morris Island in South Carolina.
- 1888Charles 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).
- 1940King Carol II of Romania abdicates and is succeeded by his son Michael.
- 1944World War II: The city of Ypres, Belgium is liberated by allied forces.
- 1966In Cape Town, South Africa, the architect of Apartheid, Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, is stabbed to death during a parliamentary meeting.
- 1968Swaziland becomes independent.
- 1986In Istanbul, two terrorists from Abu Nidal’s organization kill 22 and wound six inside the Neve Shalom synagogue during Shabbat services.
- 1992Hunters discover the emaciated body of Christopher Johnson McCandless at his camp 20 mi west of the town of Healy, Alaska.
Who were born on September 6?
- 1900W.A.C. Bennett, Canadian politician (d. 1979)
- 1908Korczak Ziółkowski, American designer and sculptor of the Crazy Horse Memorial (d. 1982)
- 1926Arthur Oldham, English choirmaster, composer (d. 2003)
- 1937Janusz Kurczab, Polish mountaineer
- 1940Elizabeth Murray, American artist (d. 2007)
- 1963Bryan Simonaire, American politician
- 1968Saeed Anwar, Pakistani cricketer
- 1969Ben Finegold, American chess player
- 1987Ramiele Malubay, American singer
- 1992Fabiola Rodas, Guatemalan singer
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