This Day in History: September 6th

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It’s finally Friday, which came quickly for most of us this week only being a 4 day work week after a long holiday weekend.  We figured we do a little history for what happened over the years on this date.




Historical Events

  • 1863      – American Civil War: Confederates evacuate Battery Wagner and Morris Island in South Carolina.
  • 1888      – Charles Turner becomes the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season – a feat since accomplished only by Tom Richardson (twice), J.T. Hearne, Wilfred Rhodes (twice) and Tich Freeman (six times).
  • 1937      – Spanish Civil War: The start of the Battle of El Mazuco.
  • 1939      – World War II: South Africa declares war on Germany.
  • 1955      – Istanbul Pogrom: Istanbul’s Greek and Armenian minority are the target of a government-sponsored pogrom.
  • 1963      – The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) is founded.
  • 1970      – Two 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.
  • 1983      – The 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.
  • 2009      – The ro-ro ferry SuperFerry 9 sinks off the Zamboanga Peninsula in the Philippines with 971 persons aboard; all but ten are rescued.

Who was born on September 6?

  • 1908      – Korczak Ziółkowski, American designer and sculptor of the Crazy Horse Memorial (d. 1982)
  • 1942      – Richard Anthony Hutton, England cricketer
  • 1943      – Richard J. Roberts, English biochemist and molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1954      – Demetris Kizas, Greek-Cypriot footballer
  • 1957      – Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor-General of Canada
  • 1967      – Macy Gray, American singer-songwriter
  • 1972      – Anika Noni Rose, American actress and singer
  • 1972      – Justina Machado, Puerto Rican actress
  • 1978      – Cisco Adler, American singer
  • 1980      – Kerry Katona, British singer and media personality

We hope you have a great weekend.  Look for our blog next Monday.

Penny Hanley & Howley Insurance

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