Saturday, September 6, 2008
At least eight boulder
s dislodge from a cliff near Cairo
, killing at least 90 and burying an estimated 500 people.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Saturday, September 6, 2003
Tennis: Justine Henin-Hardenne defeated fellow Belgian Kim Clijsters 7–5, 6–1 to win her first U.S. Open title. She had defeated Clijsters earlier that year to take the French Open as well.
Friday, September 6, 2002
September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack/Memorials and Services: The US Congress convenes for a one-day joint session in Federal Hall in New York City, the original capital of the United States.
Thursday, September 6, 2001
United States v. Microsoft: The United States Justice Department announces that it was no longer seeking to break-up software maker Microsoft and will instead seek a lesser antitrust penalty.
Wednesday, September 6, 2000
In New York City, the United Nations Millennium Summit begins with more than 180 world leaders present.
World leaders attend the Millennium Summit at the United Nations Headquarters (until September 8, 2000).
The last wholly Swedish-owned arms manufacturer, Bofors, is sold to American arms manufacturer United Defense.
Wednesday, September 6, 1995
NATO air strikes
continue, after repeated attempts at a solution with the Serbs fail.
Thursday, September 6, 1990
U.S. President Bush and Soviet President Gorbachev meet in Helsinki to discuss the Persian Gulf crisis.
First Liberian Civil War: Liberian president Samuel Doe is captured by rebel leader Prince Johnson and killed in a filmed execution.
Saturday, September 6, 1986
In Istanbul, two Abu Nidal terrorists kill 22 and wound 6 inside the Neve Shalom synagogue during Shabbat services.
Desmond Tutu becomes the first black Anglican Church bishop in South Africa.
Friday, September 6, 1985
Tuesday, September 6, 1983
The Soviet Union admits to shooting down Korean Air Flight 007, stating that the pilots did not know it was a civilian aircraft when it violated Soviet airspace.
Thursday, September 6, 1979
Saturday, September 6, 1975
Sunday, September 6, 1970
Fighting breaks out between Arab guerillas and government forces in Amman
Saturday, September 6, 1969
Friday, September 6, 1968
Tuesday, September 6, 1966
Monday, September 6, 1965
Sandy Koufax pitches a perfect game in a baseball match against the Chicago Cubs. The opposing pitcher, Bob Hendley, allows only 1 run, which is unearned.
Hurricane Betsy roars ashore near New Orleans, Louisiana with winds of , causing 76 deaths and $1.42 billion in damage. The storm is the first hurricane to cause $1 billion in unadjusted damages, giving it the nickname Billion Dollar Betsy. It is the last major hurricane to strike New Orleans until Hurricane Katrina 40 years later.
Vietnam War: In a follow-up to August's Operation Starlite, United States Marines and South Vietnamese forces initiate Operation Piranha on the Batangan Peninsula, south of the Chu Lai Marine base.
U.N. Secretary General U Thant negotiates with Pakistan President Ayub Khan.
Pakistan celebrates Air Force Day on account of heavy retaliations to India.
Friday, September 6, 1963
Tuesday, September 6, 1960
Saturday, September 6, 1958
Paul Robeson performs in concert at the Soviet Young Pioneer c Artek.
Tuesday, September 6, 1955
Monday, September 6, 1954
Saturday, September 6, 1952
Television debuts in Canada as the CBC in Montreal, Quebec airs.
Monday, September 6, 1948
Saturday, September 6, 1941
Holocaust: The requirement to wear the Star of David
with the word Jew
inscribed, is extended to all Jew
s over the age of 6 in German-occupied areas.
Wednesday, September 6, 1939
WWII: South Africa declares war on Germany.
WWII: Polish troops on the Westerplatte
are forced, due to lack of food and ammunition, to surrender. The garrison of about two hundred had held out against thousands of German forces (many of them Naval officer cadets from the "Schleswig-Holstein,"
) for seven days.
WWII: Forward elements of General Hoeppner's XVI Panzerkorps take up positions outside Warsaw. The world is stunned by the rapidity of the German advance and the Polish High Command is effectively isolated, but lack of infantry support and effective civilian resistance cause Hoeppner to halt outside the city itself.
Tuesday, September 6, 1938
What eventually proves to be the last of the Nuremberg Rallies begins. It draws worldwide attention because it is widely assumed Hitler, in his closing remarks, will signal whether there will be peace with or war over Czechoslovakia.
Saturday, September 6, 1930
Thursday, September 6, 1923
Saturday, September 6, 1919
Monday, September 6, 1915
The first prototype tank is tested for the British Army for the first time.
Sunday, September 6, 1914
A French and British counterattack at the Marne
ends the German advance on Paris.
Wednesday, September 6, 1899
The White Star Line's transatlantic ocean liner RMS Oceanic sails on her maiden voyage. At 17,272 gross tons and
Thursday, September 6, 1888
Charles Turner becomes the first cricket bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season ndash a feat since accomplished only by Tom Richardson (twice), J.T. Hearne, Wilfred Rhodes (twice) and Tich Freeman (six times).
In London, the dead body of Annie Chapman is found. She is considered to be the second victim of Jack the Ripper.
Sunday, September 6, 1885
Eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria, completing the Unification of Bulgaria.
Tuesday, September 6, 1870
Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming, becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally since 1807
Sunday, September 6, 1863
American Civil War: Confederates evacuate Battery Wagner and Morris Island in South Carolina.
Friday, September 6, 1861
Monday, September 6, 1813
Battle of Dennewitz: The armies of Napoleon are again defeated by Prussia and Russia.
Thursday, September 6, 1781
Friday, September 6, 1776
Hurricane hits Guadeloupe
, killing more than 6000.
Wednesday, September 6, 1769
Friday, September 6, 1765
Jean-Jacques Rousseau's house in Switzerland is stoned by a mob.
Tuesday, September 6, 1701
Death of King James VII and II (1633ndash1701) in exile. His supporters, the Jacobites, turn to his son James Francis Edward Stuart (1688ndash1766), later called The Old Pretender, whom they recognise as James VIII and III.
Tuesday, September 6, 1678
Titus Oates begins to present allegations of the "Popish Plot", a Catholic conspiracy to assassinate king Charles II of England.
Friday, September 6, 1669
Tuesday, September 6, 1667
The Dreadful Hurricane of 1667 ravages southeast Virginia, bringing 12 days of rain, blowing down plantation homes and stripping fields of crops.
Monday, September 6, 1666
Wednesday, September 6, 1628
Puritans settle Salem, which will later become part of Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Sunday, September 6, 1620
Tuesday, August 27, 1566 (Julianian calendar)
Between July 19, 1566 and July 7, 1567 ndash The first bridge crossing the Neretva river at Mostar (in modern-day Bosnia and Herzegovina) is completed by the Ottoman Empire. The white marble bridge is now known as "Stari Most" (Old Bridge).
Wednesday, August 27, 1522 (Julianian calendar)
The "Vittoria", one of the surviving ships of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, returns to Sanlucar de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world.
Tuesday, September 5, 394 (Julianian calendar)
Winter ndash The Huns cross the frozen Danube and destroy the villages build by the Goths. Theodosius I, six hundred miles away in Italy, send no reinforcements to defend the northern frontier.
Late Roman army: The "Notitia Dignitatum" shows the development of forces in the Roman Empire. By now 200,000 soldiers guard the borders, and a reserve force of 50,000 is available for deployment. Many non-Roman soldiers are from Germanic tribes: Alamanni, Franks, Goths, Saxons and Vandals.