September 6: Day of the Week
September 6, 2020 is the 250th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 116 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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.
- 1634Thirty Years’ War: In the Battle of Nördlingen the Catholic Imperial army defeats Protestant armies of Sweden and Germany.
- 1901Anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
- 1937Spanish Civil War: The start of the Battle of El Mazuco.
- 1955Istanbul Pogrom: Istanbul’s Greek and Armenian minority are the target of a government-sponsored pogrom.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1983The Soviet Union admits to shooting down Korean Air Flight KAL-007, stating that the pilots did not know it was a civilian aircraft when it violated Soviet airspace.
- 1991The Soviet Union recognizes the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
- 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?
- 1802Alcide d'Orbigny, French naturalist (d. 1857)
- 1876John James Rickard Macleod, Scottish-born physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
- 1932Bernie Winters, English comedian (d. 1991)
- 1963Pat Nevin, Scottish footballer
- 1968Christopher Brookmyre, Scottish writer
- 1968Saeed Anwar, Pakistani cricketer
- 1969Michellie Jones, Australian triathlete
- 1972Anika Noni Rose, American actress and singer
- 1978Homare Sawa Japanese female footballer, world cup champion Germany 2011
- 1989Nikos Boutzikos, Greek footballer
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