On This Day: September 6th, 2018

SEPTEMBER 6

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL COFFEE ICE CREAM DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL READ A BOOK DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE (1757-1834)
  • JOSEPH KENNEDY (1888-1969)
  • ROGER WATERS (1943, 74)
  • SWOOSIE KURTZ (1944, 73)
  • JANE CURTIN (1947, 70)
  • SYLVESTER (1947, 70)
  • CARLY FIORINA (1954, 63)
  • JEFF FOXWORTHY (1958, 59)
 
  • ELIZABETH VARGAS (1962, 55)
  • CHRIS CHRISTIE (1962, 55)
  • MARK CHESTNUTT (1963, 54)
  • ALICE SEBOLD (1963, 54)
  • ROSIE PEREZ (1964, 53)
  • IDRIS ELBA (1972, 45)
  • FOXY BROWN (1979, 38)
  • PIPPA MIDDLETON (1983, 34)
Pippa Middleton

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1492, COLUMBUS LEAVES THE CANARY ISLANDS TO SAIL WEST
  • IN 1522, MAGELLAN’S SHIP COMPLETES ITS TRIP AROUND THE GLOBE AFTER HE DIES
  • IN 1620, THE MAYFLOWER LEAVES PLYMOUTH ENGLAND FOR THE NEW WORLD
 
  • IN 1628, PURITANS FROM MASSACHUSSETTS BAY SETTLE NORTH IN SALEM
  • IN 1716, THE FIRST NORTH AMERICAN LIGHTHOUSE IS BUILT IN BOSTON
  • IN 1837, OBERLIN BECOMES THE FIRST CO-ED COLLEGE IN THE US
  • IN 1862, STONEWALL JACKSON OCCUPIES FREDERICK, MARYLAND
  • IN 1866, FREDERICK DOUGLASS BECOMES THE FIRST BLACK MAN TO BE A DELEGATE TO A NATIONAL CONVENTION
  • IN 1873, CABLE CAR SERVICE BEGINS IN SAN FRANCISCO
  • IN 1899, CARNATION BEGINS PRODUCING EVAPORATED MILK
  • IN 1901, PRESIDENT MCKINLEY IS SHOT BY AN ANARCHIST IN NEW YORK
  • IN 1916, THE PIGGLY WIGGLY BECOMES THE FIRST US “SUPERMARKET” IN MEMPHIS, TEN
  • IN 1920, THE FIRST BOXING MATCH IS BROADCAST OVER RADIO. JACK DEMPSEY WINS
  • IN 1938, SPENCER TRACY’S “BOYS TOWN” IS RELEASED
 
  • IN 1939, GERMANY’S FIRST AIR ATTACK OVER BRITAIN IN WWII
  • IN 1941, ALL JEWS OVER 6 YEARS OLD ARE FORCED TO WEAR A STAR IN ALL GERMAN HELD TERRITORIES
  • IN 1945, JOHN MCCAIN SENIOR DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 61
  • IN 1957, ELVIS PRESLEY RECORDS A CHRISTMAS ALBUM
  • IN 1968, ERIC CLAPTON RECORDS THE GUITAR TRACKS FOR GEORGE HARRISON’S “WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS”
  • IN 1969, CABARET CLOSES ON BROADWAY AFTER 1166 SHOWS
  • IN 1972, THE MUNICH OLYMPICS RESUME AFTER THE MASSACRE
  • IN 1975, MARTINA NAVRATILOVA ASKS FOR POLITICAL ASYLUM DURING THE US OPEN
  • IN 1979, PETER PAN OPENS ON BROADWAY
 
  • IN 1984, THE TODAY SHOW BROADCASTS LIVE FROM MOSCOW
  • IN 1987, DR. BEN CARSON SEPERATES CONJOINED TWINS BENJAMIN AND PATRICK BINDER AT JOHN HOPKINS HOSPITAL
  • IN 1990, SINEAD O’CONNOR WINS VIDEO OF THE YEAR AT THE MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS
  • IN 1990, TOM FOGERTY DIES OF TUBERCULOSIS AT 48
  • IN 1991, THE USSR RECOGNIZES THE INDEPENDENCE OF LATVIA, ESTONIA AND LITHUANIA AND RENAMES LENINGRAD BACK TO ST. PETERSBURG
  • IN 1995, CAL RIPKEN JR PLAYS HIS 2,131ST GAME, BREAKING LOU GEHRIG’S RECORD
  • IN 1995, BOB PACKWOOD IS UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDED FOR EXPULSION BY THE SENATE ETHICS COMMITTEE 6-0
  • IN 1997, WESTMINSTER ABBEY HOLDS THE FUNERAL FOR PRINCESS DIANA
Princess Diana Funeral 1997
  • IN 1998, AKIRA KUROSAWA, JAPANESE DIRECTOR, DIES AT 88
  • IN 2006, STEPHANIE MEYER PUBLISHES “NEW MOON”, THE 2ND TWILIGHT BOOK
  • IN 2007, LUCIANO PAVAROTTI DIES AT 71
  • IN 2010, “THE KING’S SPEECH” IS RELEASED AT THE TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL
  • IN 2012, ART MODELL DIES AT 87
  • IN 2012, BARACK OBAMA IS RE-NOMINATED FOR PRESIDENT BY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • IN 2015 GERMAN POLICE CONFIRM MORE THAN 13,000 REFUGEES HAVE ARRIVED IN SOUTHERN GERMANY IN LAST 2 DAYS FLEEING CONFLICTS IN IRAQ, SYRIA, AND AFGHANISTAN
  • IN 2017 HURRICANE IRMA MAKES LANDFALL ON CARRIBEAN ISLANDS OF BARBUDA, SINT MAARTEN, US VIRGIN ISLANDS, AND THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS. PRIME MINISTER GASTON BROWNW REPORTS 95% OF BUILDINGS IN BARBUDA DAMAGED.
 

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