This day in history - September 6

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This day in history - September 6.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, September 6, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on September 6 revolved around events relating to the Ocean Crossing of Columbus, Return of The Ship Victoria, Pilgrim Fathers voyage, Shooting of President McKinley, Opening of the First Self-Service Grocery Store, Battle of Barking Creek, Frankford Junction Train Crash, Farnborough Airshow Crash, Discovery of the First Blackfriars Shipwreck and Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. Many famous people were associated with these critical events including Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano, William Brewster and John Carver, William McKinley and Leon Czolgosz, Clarence Saunders, Adolph "Sailor" Malan, Montague Hulton-Harrop and Frank Rose, Lin Yutang and Bernard Samuel, John Derry and Anthony Richards, Peter Marsden and Prince of Wales, Prince William, Prince Harry, Elton John and Tom Hanks.

Ocean Crossing of Columbus - September 6, 1492: On this day in history, September 6, 1492, significant events took place today in Canary Islands, Atlantic Ocean, respecting the Ocean Crossing of Columbus. Christopher Columbus set sail from San Sebastian de la Gomera, in the Canary Islands, to cross the Atlantic Ocean on his way to the new World. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 6, 1492 were Christopher Columbus. Facts on this day in History September 6: Events on this day in history: Ocean Crossing of Columbus *** Date: September 6, 1492 *** Place: Canary Islands, Atlantic Ocean *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 15th Century *** This day in history ***

Return of The Ship Victoria - September 6, 1522: On this day in history, September 6, 1522, important events took place today in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain, in respect of the Return of The Ship Victoria. On September 20, 1519, Ferdinand Magellan set off on a voyage to find a gateway between the Atlantic an Pacific Oceans. Of the 5 ships that made up the fleet, only the Victoria, commanded by Juan Sebastian Elcano, returned. The Victoria sailed into Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain on September 6, 1522 becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the globe. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 6, 1522 were Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano. Facts on this day in History September 6: Events on this day in history: Return of The Ship Victoria *** Date: September 6, 1522 *** Place: Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 16th Century *** This day in history ***

Pilgrim Fathers voyage - September 6, 1620: On this day in history, September 6, 1620, important events took place today in Plymouth, England, surrounding the Pilgrim Fathers voyage. The Pilgrim Fathers, including William Brewster and John Carver, left Plymouth, England, aboard the Mayflower heading for America. They chose John Carver to be their Governor and settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 6, 1620 were William Brewster and John Carver. Facts on this day in History September 6: Events on this day in history: Pilgrim Fathers voyage *** Date: September 6, 1620 *** Place: Plymouth, England *** Category: Settlement *** Historical Period: 17th Century *** This day in history ***

Shooting of President McKinley - September 6, 1901: On this day in history, September 6, 1901, significant events took place today in Buffalo, New York, USA, respecting the Shooting of President McKinley. While visiting the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, President William McKinley was shot twice in the abdomen by an unemployed Anarchist, Leon Czolgosz. McKinley died from his wounds on September 14, 1901. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 6, 1901 were William McKinley and Leon Czolgosz. Facts on this day in History September 6: Events on this day in history: Shooting of President McKinley *** Date: September 6, 1901 *** Place: Buffalo, New York, USA *** Category: Assassination *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Opening of the First Self-Service Grocery Store - September 6, 1916: On this day in history, September 6, 1916, critical events took place today in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, regarding the Opening of the First Self-Service Grocery Store. Piggly Wiggly, the first self-service grocery store, was launched by Clarence Saunders. In 1917 Saunders patented the concept of the self-serving store. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 6, 1916 were Clarence Saunders. Facts on this day in History September 6: Events on this day in history: Opening of the First Self-Service Grocery Store *** Date: September 6, 1916 *** Place: Memphis, Tennessee, USA *** Category: Retail *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Battle of Barking Creek - September 6, 1939: On this day in history, September 6, 1939, momentous events took place today in Essex, with regard to the Battle of Barking Creek. Three days into the World War II, unidentified aircraft were reported to be heading over the Essex coast. Several squadrons were scrambled from North Weald and Hornchurch airfields. In addition, and unknown to the others, 2 reserve Hurricanes were taken up by Pilot Officers Montague Hulton-Harrop and Frank Rose, who followed at a distance. These 2 Hurricanes were mistaken for enemy planes and were shot down after the Commander, Adolph 'Sailor' Malan, ordered the squadrons to engage. Montague Hulton-Harrop was killed however Frank Rose survived. The air raid that sparked the incident was a false alarm. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 6, 1939 were Adolph "Sailor" Malan, Montague Hulton-Harrop and Frank Rose. Facts on this day in History September 6: Events on this day in history: Battle of Barking Creek *** Date: September 6, 1939 *** Place: Essex *** Category: Battle *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Frankford Junction Train Crash - September 6, 1943: On this day in history, September 6, 1943, important events took place today in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, in respect of the Frankford Junction Train Crash. The 'Congressional Limited' was the premier train of the Pennsylvania Railroad. On September 6, 1943, the train was travelling from Washington DC to New York City when a hot box (Axle Box) overheated and seized, causing the axle to snap and catapult the carriage. Several other carriages were derailed which added to the devastation. The accident resulted in the deaths of 79 people with a further 117 being injured. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 6, 1943 were Lin Yutang and Bernard Samuel. Facts on this day in History September 6: Events on this day in history: Frankford Junction Train Crash *** Date: September 6, 1943 *** Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA *** Category: Accident *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Farnborough Airshow Crash - September 6, 1952: On this day in history, September 6, 1952, significant events took place today in Farnborough, England, respecting the Farnborough Airshow Crash. A prototype de Havilland DH110 was undertaking a manoeuvre at the 1952 Farnborough Airshow, when it broke up. The accident was caused by a fault in the design of the wing leading edge, and resulted in the deaths of the pilot, John Derry , an onboard flight test observer, Anthony Richards, and 29 spectators. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 6, 1952 were John Derry and Anthony Richards. Facts on this day in History September 6: Events on this day in history: Farnborough Airshow Crash *** Date: September 6, 1952 *** Place: Farnborough, England *** Category: Accident *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Discovery of the First Blackfriars Shipwreck - September 6, 1962: On this day in history, September 6, 1962, crucial events took place today in Blackfriars, London, England, relating to the Discovery of the First Blackfriars Shipwreck. During the construction of a new riverside wall along the River Thames, archaeologist Peter Marsden discovered the first of 4 shipwrecks to be found at Blackfriars in London. Dating back to the 2nd Century, the ship was the earliest example of a seagoing sailing ship to be discovered in Northern Europe. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 6, 1962 were Peter Marsden. Facts on this day in History September 6: Events on this day in history: Discovery of the First Blackfriars Shipwreck *** Date: September 6, 1962 *** Place: Blackfriars, London, England *** Category: Archaeology *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales - September 6, 1997: On this day in history, September 6, 1997, important events took place today in Westminster Abbey, London, England, in respect of the Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. Following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in Paris, France, the funeral was held in Westminster Abbey. The funeral was attended by dignitaries and celebrities from around the world including the Prince of Wales, Prince William, Prince Harry, Elton John and Tom Hanks. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 6, 1997 were Prince of Wales, Prince William, Prince Harry, Elton John and Tom Hanks. Facts on this day in History September 6: Events on this day in history: Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales *** Date: September 6, 1997 *** Place: Westminster Abbey, London, England *** Category: Death *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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