September 6: Day of the Week
September 6, 2019 is the 249th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 116 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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.
- 1628Puritans settle Salem, which will later become part of Massachusetts Bay Colony.
- 1781The Battle of Groton Heights takes place, resulting a British victory.
- 1901Anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
- 1930Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup.
- 1952Canada’s first television station, CBFT-TV, opens in Montreal.
- 1970Two passenger jets bound from Europe to New York are simultaneously hijacked by Palestinian terrorist members of PFLP and taken to Dawson’s Field in Jordan.
- 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.
- 1986In Istanbul, two terrorists from Abu Nidal’s organization kill 22 and wound six inside the Neve Shalom synagogue during Shabbat services.
- 1997Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. Over a million people lined the streets and 2.5 billion watched around the world on television.
Who were born on September 6?
- 1900W.A.C. Bennett, Canadian politician (d. 1979)
- 1926Arthur Oldham, English choirmaster, composer (d. 2003)
- 1926Maurice Prather, American motion picture and still photographer (d. 2001)
- 1932Gilles Tremblay, Canadian composer
- 1939Dan Cragg, American soldier and author
- 1954Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard
- 1956Bill Ritter, American politician
- 1963Bryan Simonaire, American politician
- 1967William DuVall, American singer (Alice In Chains)
- 1981Mark Teahen, American baseball player
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