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September 6: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 6

September 6th is officially Fight Procrastination Day as well as Read A Book Day.

We made it to day 249 of the year and there’s only 116 days left to go until we reach the new year.

Those of you who were born on September 6th share the Virgo star sign.

If September 6 is day that holds a special importance to you, then you’ll be pleased to know it’s been a pretty interesting day throughout history too! Here we’re going to look at some historic events that all 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 facts about September 6th in history!

What Happened On September 6 In History?

2018

The World Surf League closed the gender pay gap by giving equal prizes to all genders.

2012

Former president Barack Obama gave his nominee acceptance speech.

2010

Historical drama “The King’s Speech” premiered at Telluride Festival in the United States.

1997

Princess Diana of Wales was laid to rest on this day with 2 billion people watching her funeral on TV.

OTD in 1997: Princess Diana of Wales was laid to rest on this day with 2 billion people watching her funeral on TV.
1987

7-month-old twins joined at the back of the head were successfully separated on this day.

Benjamin and Patrick Binder endured a 22-hour operation and included a world-first procedure by lowering the twin's temperatures to halt their hearts and blood flow temporarily.
Source Fox News
1916

Piggly Wiggly store in Memphis, Tennessee, US which was founded by Clarence Saunders became the first real supermarket.

OTD in 1916: Piggly Wiggly store in Memphis
1914

The first Battle of the Marne began during World War I.

1666

The four-day Great Fire of London was finally extinguished.

The fire destroyed 70,000 out of 80,000 inhabitants' homes and most of the other buildings within central London.
1642

The Long Parliament ordered all theaters to close in London, including The Globe Theatre, which was once partly owned by William Shakespeare.

1522

Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan’s ship “Victoria” completed the first circumnavigation of Earth.

The around-the-world voyage finished on this day when the crew arrived in Spain. Many men were lost during the trip due to mutinies, starvation, scurvy, storms and hostiles, including Magellan who lost his life in battle in the Philippines.

Did you know that on this day, September 6th 1522, Ferdinand Magellan's ship "Victoria" completed the first circumnavigation of Earth?