This Day in History on 6 September

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 6 September. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1522: A battered Spanish ship with only 15 crewmen left alive reached Seville today after sailing around the world. The Victoria, by Sebastian Del Cano, was the only survivor of the fleet of five ships that set sail three years ago seeking a westward passage to the Indies. Ferdinand Magellan was the commander of the ship.

1879: The first British telephone exchange opened in Lombard Street, London.

1936: British aviator Beryl Markham flew solo across the Atlantic.

1941: Yellow Star of David badges were compulsory for all Jewish citizens in Nazi Germany.

1965: India Pakistan war began.

1966: Prime Minister Dr. Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid, is stabbed to death in Cape Town, South Africa during a parliamentary meeting.

1968: The kingdom of Swaziland in South Africa gained its independence.

1985: All employees of ATV Publishing throughout the world were made redundant following a takeover by Michael Jackson and CBS Songs.

1988: 11-year-old Thomas Gregory from London became the youngest person to swim across English Chanel.

1989: A computer error in Paris resulted in 41,000 residents, who should have received traffic fines, receiving letters charging them with murder, extortion, and organized prostitution.

2012 : Sixty-one people die after a fishing boat capsizes off the İzmir Province coast of Turkey, near the Greek Aegean islands.

2013: Forty one elephants are poisoned with cyanide in salt pans, by poachers in Hwange National Park.

2013: It was announced that Leeuwarden would become cultural capital of Europe of 2018 together with Valletta.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Yash Johar

1757: Marquis de Lafayette, French statesman, and soldier. He fought with the American colonists for independence and was a major figure in the French revolution.

1766: John Dalton, English chemist, and physicist. He is best known for introducing the atomic theory into chemistry, and for his research into color blindness.

Devang Gandhi

1888: Joseph Kennedy, American founder of the dynasty that gave rise to the first catholic American President.

1889: Sarat Chandra Bose, Indian Independence activist, and lawyer. He was an elder brother of Subhash Chandra Bose.

1901: Kamalabai Kamat (Kamalabai Raghunath Gokhale), the first female actor in the Indian film industry.

1921: Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor, best known as one of the inventors of the barcode, for which he received a patent in October 1952.

1929: Yash Johar, Indian film director, and producer.

1949: Rakesh Roshan, Indian actor, director, and producer.

1971: Devang Gandhi, Indian cricketer

1972: Idris Elba, English actor, DJ, and recording artist.

1986: Harrdy Sandhu, Indian singer, and actor.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1566: Suleiman the Magnificent, the Ottoman sultan for 46 years, caliph of the Arabs, and ruler of Islam.

1862: Gustaf Erik Pasch, Swedish inventor, and professor of chemistry at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and inventor of the safety match.

1885: Narcis Monturiol, Spanish artist and engineer. He was the inventor of the first air-independent and combustion-engine-driven submarine.

1963: M. Govinda Pai, a Kannada poet.

1972: Allauddin Khan, Bengali Indian sarod player, and multi-instrumentalist.

1978: Adolf Dassler, German entrepreneur best remembered as the founder of the sportswear company Adidas.

1986: Suresh Hariprasad Joshi, an Indian novelist, short-story writer, literary critic, poet, translator, editor and academic

2012: Lawrie Dring, Scottish scout leader, founded the World Federation of Independent Scouts.

2017: Lotfi A. Zadeh, American mathematician, computer scientist, electrical engineer, artificial intelligence researcher. He introduced the concept of so-called “fuzzy” mathematics.

2018: Liz Fraser, English actress (b. 1930)

2018: Will Jordan, American comedian and actor (b. 1927)

2018: Burt Reynolds, American actor, director and producer[10] (b. 1936)

2019: Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean revolutionary, and politician who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017.

Further Reading

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