September 6th is officially Read A Book Day as well as Fight Procrastination Day.
We made it to day 250 of the year, and there are only 116 days remaining in 2024.
If today holds particular importance to you, you’ll be pleased to know it’s been a pretty interesting day throughout history too! Here we’re going to look at some historical events that happened on this day.
Did you know that on this day in 1522, Ferdinand Magellan’s ship “Victoria” completed the first circumnavigation of Earth? The trip took almost three years and Magellan himself died on the journey.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about September 6th in history!
What memorable events happened on September 6 in history? Keep reading to find out!
The Indian Space Research Organization’s Vikram Moon lander crash-landed on the moon.
The Vikram was launched on July 22 earlier the same year through the Chandrayaan 2 mission and carried India’s first lunar rover, Pragyan. Contact was lost with the lander during its descent, and although the orbiter later managed to photograph the lander on the moon’s surface, no further contact has been made. If successful, the landing would have made India the fourth nation to land a spacecraft on the moon.
The World Surf League closed the gender pay gap by giving equal prizes to all genders.
Former President Barack Obama gave his nominee acceptance speech.
The historical drama “The King’s Speech” premiered at Telluride Festival in the United States.
Stephanie Myers published New Moon, the second novel in the Twilight series.
At first, only 100,000 copies of New Moon were printed, which was far from enough to make up for the enormous demand for the romantic vampire fantasy novel. As a result, eager fans clamoring for the second book spent hundreds of dollars per copy on auction sites like eBay.
“Victoria” became the world’s first recorded ship to have circumnavigated the globe when it arrived back in Spain.
Although the voyage began with Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan as its captain, not everyone who set out made it back. Many were lost during the trip due to mutinies, starvation, scurvy, and storms, including Magellan himself, who lost his life in the Philippines.
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Below are the most famous quotes people have said or written on September 6th throughout history.
The great object of life is sensation – to feel that we exist, even though in pain.
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National Read A Book Day
When was the last time you read a book? Too many of us shy away from books these days, instead getting our information and entertainment from our screens. Celebrating National Read A Book Day is easy; pick up a book or a kindle if you really must, and read it!
Fight Procrastination Day
Procrastination is a hopeless habit that almost all of us fall into at times. Sometimes we just need an extra kick to get started, so use today as an excuse to do so. If I’m able to write these sentences, then surely you’re able to do whatever it is you’re procrastinating!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
In a few Appalachian forests, some fireflies glow blue for up to a minute instead of flashing yellow.
Birthday & Zodiac
Those of you who were born on September 6th share the Virgo star sign.
Virgo is an earth sign historically represented by the goddess of wheat and agriculture. Virgos tend to be logical, practical, and well-organized. They’re one of the most careful signs of the zodiac and always pay attention to even the most minor details.
For those of you born in September, you have the Sapphire birthstone. One of the largest sources for Sapphire is in Queensland, Australia. Did you know that the Sapphire has been the official state gem of Queensland since 1985?
Anyone born on September 6 would likely have been conceived around December 14 in the previous year.
Babies conceived on this day will likely be born around May 30th, 2025.