Unix Timestamp: 1094428800
Monday, September 6. 2004, 12:00:00 AM UTC

« Previous dayNext day »

Saturday, September 6, 2008

At least eight boulders dislodge from a cliff near Cairo, Egypt, killing at least 90 and burying an estimated 500 people.
2008 Cairo landslide: At least 18 people are killed and 22 injured when dozens of homes in northern Cairo collapse after being hit by a massive rockslide. //afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hlNrnTEEvD-4zLBYFWNTcilTUc6w (AFP via Google News)

Thursday, September 6, 2007

"Operation Orchard": Israeli airplanes strike a suspected nuclear site in Syria.
Syria accuses Israel of invading its airspace on Wednesday and dropping ammunition. The operation, known as Operation Orchard, is later speculated to be a raid on a nuclear site being run in collaboration with North Korean technicians, or a raid on a Hizbollah convoy, a missile facility or a terrorist c. //news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article2938965.ece (The Independent) //observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,2170188,00.html (Guardian)

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.
War on Terrorism: European Union foreign ministers denounce the political wing of Hamas as a terrorist organization following the group's claim of responsibility for a truce-shattering bomb attack in Jerusalem. //asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNewsstoryID=3398765
Natural disaster: Hurricane Fabian lashes Bermuda, causing heavy damage. It is the most powerful storm to hit the island in fifty years. //www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20030905.whurr0905/BNStory/International/

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 no longer seeks to break up software maker Microsoft, and will instead seek a lesser antitrust penalty.
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).
September 8 ndash World leaders attend the Millennium Summit at UN Headquarters.
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.
In Burma, the State Law and Order Restoration Council orders the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi and five other political dissidents.
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.
Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet survives an assassination attempt by the FPMR five of his bodyguards are killed.
Desmond Tutu becomes the first black Anglican Church bishop in South Africa.

Friday, September 6, 1985

Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9, crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.

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

A Richter Scale 6.7 magnitude earthquake kills at least 2,085 in Diyarbakir and Lice, Turkey.

Sunday, September 6, 1970

An anti-war rally is held at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, attended by John Kerry, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland.
Fighting breaks out between Arab guerillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan.
Dawson's Field hijackings, The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacks 4 passenger aircraft from Pan Am, TWA and Swissair on flights to New York from Brussels, Frankfurt and Zürich.

Saturday, September 6, 1969

TV series H.R. Pufnstuf debuts on NBC

Friday, September 6, 1968

Swaziland becomes independent.

Tuesday, September 6, 1966

In Cape Town, the South African architect of Apartheid, Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, is stabbed to death by Dimitri Tsafendas during a parliamentary meeting.

Monday, September 6, 1965

The People's Republic of China announces that it will reinforce its troops on the Indian border.
Islamic Republic Of Pakistan observes its Defence Day on account of successful defence of Lahore and other important areas against India.
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.
Pakistan Navy raids Indian coasts without any resistance in Operation Dwarka, Pakistan celebrates Victory Day annually.
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 Thant recommends China for United Nations membership.
U.N. Secretary General U Thant negotiates with Pakistan President Ayub Khan.
India opens 2 additional fronts against Pakistan.
Pakistan celebrates Air Force Day on account of heavy retaliations to India.

Friday, September 6, 1963

Tuesday, September 6, 1960

William Hamilton Martin and Bernon F. Mitchell, two American cryptologists, announce their defection to the Soviet Union at a press conference in Moscow.

Saturday, September 6, 1958

Paul Robeson performs in concert at the Soviet Young Pioneer c Artek.

Tuesday, September 6, 1955

Istanbul Pogrom: Istanbul's Greekminority is the target of a government-sponsored pogrom.

Monday, September 6, 1954

The SEATO treaty is signed in Manila, Philippines.

Saturday, September 6, 1952

Television debuts in Canada as the CBC in Montreal, Quebec airs.

Monday, September 6, 1948

Juliana becomes Queen of the Netherlands.

Saturday, September 6, 1941

Holocaust: The requirement to wear the Star of David with the word Jew inscribed, is extended to all Jews 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

José Félix Uriburu carries out a successful military coup, overthrowing Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina.

Thursday, September 6, 1923

The Italian navy occupies Corfu in retaliation for the murder of an Italian officer. The League of Nations protests and they leave on September 29.

Saturday, September 6, 1919

The U.S. Army expedition across America, which started July 7, ends in San Francisco.

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

In England, the first 6 Football League matches are played.
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

American Civil War: Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant bloodlessly capture Paducah, Kentucky, which gives the Union control the mouth of the Tennessee River.

Monday, September 6, 1813

Battle of Dennewitz: The armies of Napoleon are again defeated by Prussia and Russia.

Thursday, September 6, 1781

American Revolution ndash Battle of Groton Heights: The British army attacks a fort in Groton, Connecticut.

Friday, September 6, 1776

Hurricane hits Guadeloupe, killing more than 6000.

Wednesday, September 6, 1769

September 9 ndash David Garrick holds the first Shakespeare Festival at Stratford-upon-Avon.

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

Francesco Morosini, "capitano generale" of the Venetian forces in the Siege of Candia, surrenders to the Ottomans.

Tuesday, September 6, 1667

Yohannes I becomes king of Ethiopia following the death of his father Negus Fasilides.
Brooklyn is chartered under the name "Brueckelen" by Mathias Nicolls, Governor of New Netherlands.
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

Cestui que Vie Act 1666 passed in Parliament

Wednesday, September 6, 1628

Puritans settle Salem, which will later become part of Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Sunday, September 6, 1620

O.S.) ndash The "Mayflower" departs from Plymouth, England, on its 3rd attempt without the "Speedwell", arriving on November 11 (Old Style date) at Cape Cod (named from "Concord" voyage of 1602).

Tuesday, August 27, 1566 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Pius V expels most of the prostitutes from Rome.
Selim II succeeds Suleiman I as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
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).
The Spanishdoubloon is first minted during the reign of Philip II of Spain.

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)

Battle of the Frigidus: Emperor Theodosius I defeats and kills the usurper Eugenius. The forces of Theodosius are bolstered by numerous auxiliaries including 20,000 Visigoth federates under Alaric. The Frankish general Arbogast ("magister militum") escapes into the Alps and commits suicide.
Epiphanius of Salamis attacks Origen's followers and urged John II, Bishop of Jerusalem, to condemn his writings.
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.
In Rome the sacred fire stops burning (see Vesta and Vestal Virgins).
The last ruler of Former Qin, Fu Chong is killed in battle against an army of Western Qin, bringing Former Qin to an end.
The Council of Bagaï in Africa brings 310 Donatist bishops together.
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.
The last known hieroglyph is written in Philae, Egypt.
Source: Wikipedia