September 6: Day of the Week
September 6, 2020 was the 250th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 116 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1522The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition, returns to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world.
- 1885Eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria. The Unification of Bulgaria is accomplished.
- 1955Istanbul Pogrom: Istanbul’s Greek and Armenian minority are the target of a government-sponsored pogrom.
- 1966In Cape Town, South Africa, the architect of Apartheid, Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, is stabbed to death during a parliamentary meeting.
- 1968Swaziland becomes independent.
- 1972Munich Massacre: 9 Israel athletes taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games by the Palestinian “Black September” terrorist group died (as did a German policeman) at the hands of the kidnappers during a failed rescue attempt. 2 other Israeli athletes are slain in the initial attack the previous day.
- 1985Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.
- 1991The Soviet Union recognizes the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
- 1992Hunters discover the emaciated body of Christopher Johnson McCandless at his camp 20 mi west of the town of Healy, Alaska.
- 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?
- 1855Ferdinand Hummel, German harp player, pianist, conductor and composer (d. 1928)
- 1900W.A.C. Bennett, Canadian politician (d. 1979)
- 1943Roger Waters, British musician (Pink Floyd)
- 1961Simon Reeve, Australian journalist
- 1968Saeed Anwar, Pakistani cricketer
- 1969Michellie Jones, Australian triathlete
- 1971Devang Gandhi, Indian cricketer
- 1980Samuel Peter, Nigerian heavyweight boxer
- 1988Denis Tonucci, Italian footballer
- 1989Kim So-eun, South Korean actress
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