September 6 events in history

394 Battle of the Frigidus: Roman Emperor Theodosius I defeats and kills the usurper Eugenius and his Frankish magister militum Arbogast
1492 Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic Ocean for the first time
1522 The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, returns to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world
1620 The Pilgrims sail from Plymouth, England, on the Mayflower to settle in North America. (Old Style date; September 16 per New Style date.)
1628 Puritans settle Salem, which will later become part of Massachusetts Bay Colony
1634 Thirty Years' War: In the Battle of Nördlingen the Catholic Imperial army defeats Protestant armies of Sweden and Germany
1781 The Battle of Groton Heights takes place, resulting in a British victory
1803 British scientist John Dalton begins using symbols to represent the atoms of different elements
1847 Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts
1861 American Civil War: Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant bloodlessly capture Paducah, Kentucky, giving the Union control of the Tennessee River's mouth
1863 American Civil War: Confederate forces evacuate Battery Wagner and Morris Island in South Carolina
1870 Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807
1885 Eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria. Bulgarian unification is henceforth accomplished
1888 Charles Turner becomes the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season. This feat has since been accomplished by Tom Richardson (twice), J. T. Hearne, Wilfred Rhodes (twice) and Tich Freeman (six times)
1901 Leon Czolgosz, an unemployed anarchist, shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York
1930 Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup
1937 Spanish Civil War: The Battle of El Mazuco commences
1939 World War II: At the Battle of Barking Creek, Britain suffers its first fighter pilot casualty of the Second World War as a result of friendly fire
1939 World War II: South Africa declares war on Nazi Germany
1940 King Carol II of Romania abdicates and is succeeded by his son Michael
1943 The Monterrey Institute of Technology, one of the largest and most influential private universities in Latin America, is founded in Monterrey, Mexico
1943 Pennsylvania Railroad's premier train derails at Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, killing 79 people and injuring 117 others
1944 World War II: The city of Ypres, Belgium is liberated by Allied forces
1944 World War II: Soviet forces capture the city of Tartu, Estonia
1946 United States Secretary of State James F. Byrnes announces that the U.S. will follow a policy of economic reconstruction in postwar Germany
1948 Juliana becomes Queen of the Netherlands
1949 Allied military authorities relinquish control of former Nazi Germany assets back to German control
1952 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation makes its first televised broadcast on the second escape of the Boyd Gang
1952 A prototype aircraft crashes at the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire, England, killing 29 spectators and the two on board
1955 Istanbul's Greek, Jewish and Armenian minority are the target of a government-sponsored pogrom; dozens die in the ensuing riots
1962 Archaeologist Peter Marsden discovers the first of the Blackfriars Ships dating back to the 2nd century AD in the Blackfriars area of the banks of the River Thames in London
1963 The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) is founded
1965 India retaliates following Pakistan's Operation Grand Slam which results in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 that ends in a stalemate and follows the signing of the Tashkent Declaration
1966 In Cape Town, South Africa, the architect of Apartheid, Prime Minister Dr. Hendrik Verwoerd, is stabbed to death during a parliamentary meeting
1968 Swaziland becomes independent
1970 Two passenger jets bound from Europe to New York are simultaneously hijacked by Palestinian terrorist members of the PFLP and taken to Dawson's Field in Jordan
1972 Munich massacre: Nine Israel athletes taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games by the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group die (as did a German policeman) at the hands of the kidnappers during a failed rescue attempt. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day
1976 Cold War: Soviet Air Force pilot Lieutenant Viktor Belenko lands a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate on the island of Hokkaidō in Japan and requests political asylum in the United States; his request is granted
1983 The Soviet Union admits to shooting down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, stating that the pilots did not know it was a civilian aircraft when it violated Soviet airspace
1985 Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31
1986 In Istanbul, two terrorists from Abu Nidal's organization kill 22 and wound six inside the Neve Shalom Synagogue during Shabbat services
1991 The Soviet Union recognizes the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
1991 The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been known as Leningrad since 1924
1992 Hunters discover the emaciated body of Christopher McCandless at his camp 20 miles (32 km) west of the town of Healy, Alaska
1995 Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that stood for 56 years
1997 The Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. Well over a million people lined the streets and 2.5 billion watched around the world on television
2008 Turkish President Abdullah Gül attends an association football match in Armenia after an invitation by Armenian President Serzh Sarkisyan, making him the first Turkish head of state to visit the country
2009 The ro-ro ferry SuperFerry 9 sinks off the Zamboanga Peninsula in the Philippines with 971 persons aboard; all but ten are rescued
2012 Sixty-one people die and 48 others are injured after a fishing boat capsizes off the İzmir Province coast of Turkey, near the Greek Aegean islands