September 6 holidays in 2020

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Father's Day
Multiple [Show] Observance
Unification Day
Bulgaria National Holiday
Daylight Saving Time starts
Namibia Clock Change/daylight Saving Time
Armed Forces' Day
Sao tome and principe Public Holiday
Smhlolo Day (Independence Day)
Swaziland Public Holiday

Historical Events on September 6

  • 1847: Author Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson in Concord, Massachusetts.
  • 1861: Union General Ulysses S. Grant seizes Paducah, Kentucky. This gives the Union Army full control of the mouth of the Tennessee River.
  • 1863: Morris Island and Battery Wagner are evacuated by the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.
  • 1916: Piggly Wiggly opens up in Memphis, Tennessee. It’s considered to be the first self-service grocery store.
  • 1939: South Africa declares war on Nazi Germany during World War II.
  • 1944: During WWII, Allied forces liberate Ypres, Belgium.
  • 1944: The Soviets capture Tartu, Estonia.
  • 1946: S Secretary of State James F. Byrnes tells the press that the United States will adhere to a policy of economic reconstruction in Germany.
  • 1976: Soviet Air Force pilot Lieutenant Viktor Belenko lands his MiG-25 jet fighter on Hokkaido Island in Japan and formally requests that the U.S give him political asylum. The United States grants him his requested asylum.
  • 1991: The independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is recognized by the Soviet Union.
  • 1991: Leningrad’s name is changed back to St. Petersburg.

Famous Birthdays on September 6

  • American comedian and actress Jane Curtin is born in 1947.
  • American guitarist Claydes Charles Smith is born in 1948.
  • American singer-songwriter Buddy Miller is born in 1952.
  • American author and playwright Raymond Benson is born in 1955.
  • American basketball player Kevin Willis is born in 1962.
  • American author Alice Sebold is born in 1963.
  • Irish poet and author Christopher Nolan is born in 1965.
  • American singer-songwriter and actress Macy Gray is born in 1967.
  • Scottish author Christopher Brookmyre is born in 1968.
  • American author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi is born in 1969.
  • American rapper Foxy Brown is born in 1979.
  • Nigerian boxer Samuel Peter is born in 1980.
  • American baseball player Mark Teahen is born in 1981.

Pentecost

Juneteenth

Ashura

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Leif Erikson Day

Veterans Day

Cyber Monday