Events on Sep 6

  • 0394Battle of Frigidus North-Italy
  • 1522Magellen with Vittoria returns to Spain, after 1st round world trip
  • 1543French and Turkish fleet occupies Nice
  • 16201st stones layed in Western Tower
  • 1622Spanish silver fleet disappears off Florida Keys; 1,000s die
  • 1628Puritans land at Salem, from Mass Bay Colony, witches soon to settle
  • 1675Swedish Admiral Stenbock sails out with fleet of 66 ships
  • 1683Le Plecta appointed French Minister of Finance
  • 1688Austrian armies occupy Belgrade
  • 1690King Willem III escapes back to England
  • 1715Pro-James III-uprising in Scotland
  • 17161st US lighthouse built (Boston)
  • 1732VOC fires Neth-Dutch east indies Governor-General Diederik Dare
  • 1776Hurricane hits Martinique; 100 French and Dutch ships sinks; 600 die
  • 1791Mozarts opera "La Clemenza di Tito, " premieres in Prague
  • 1819Thomas Blanchard patents lathe
  • 1837Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio goes co-ed (4 women, 30 men)
  • 1839Cherokee Nation forms
  • 1839Great fire in New York
  • 1848National Black Convention meets (Cleveland)
  • 1861General Grant occupies Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1862Stonewall Jackson occupies Frederick, Maryland
  • 1863After 59 day siege, confederates evacuate Ft Wagner, South Carolina
  • 1866Frederick Douglass is 1st US black delegate to a national convention
  • 18691st westbound train arrives in San Francisco
  • 1869Mine fire kills 179 at Avondale, Pennsylvania
  • 1870Ship sinks in Gulf of Biskaje; 483 die
  • 1873Regular Cable Car service begins on Clay Street
  • 1876Race riot in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1876Southern Pacific line from LA to SF completed

Born on Sep 6

  • 1577Pietro Tacca: Italian sculptor / architect (Aanbidding of the Point)
  • 1620Isabella Leonarda: Composer
  • 1627Pierre Verdier: Composer
  • 1633Sebastian Knupfer: Composer
  • 1644Juan Bautista Jose Cabanilles: Composer
  • 1648Johann Schelle: Composer
  • 1697Willem Gideon Deutz: Amsterdam regent / banker / Merchant
  • 1702Heinrich Nikolaus Gerber: Composer
  • 1729Mozes Mendelssohn: German englightened philosopher (Haksalah)
  • 1757Marquis de Lafayette: American patriot, French revolutionary
  • 1762Theodorus F van Capellen: Vice-admiral
  • 1766John Dalton: English physicist, developed atomic theory of matter
  • 1781Anton Diabelli: Austria -- Publisher / composer
  • 1788F Wilhelm von Schadow: German painter (Modern Vasari)
  • 1797Wililam "Extra Billy" Smith: Confederacy (Confederate Army)
  • 1805Horatio Greenough: United States -- Neo-classical sculptor / writer (Form & Function)
  • 1811James Melville Gilliss: Founder (Naval Observatory in Washington)
  • 1811Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans: Flemish author (Rozeken Pot)
  • 1814George Cartier: (C) Canadian co-PM (1858-62)
  • 1815John Richardson Liddell: Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1815Karol Katski: Composer
  • 1816Francis Stebbins Bartow: Colonel (Confederate Army), died in 1861
  • 1817Alexander Tilloch Galt: A Canadian founding father
  • 1819Carl Ferdinand Pohl: Composer
  • 1819Nicolae Filimon: Romania -- Writer / critic (Ciocoii Vechi Si Noi)
  • 1819William Starke Rosecrans: Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1827John Morrison Oliver: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1850Louis F H "Louis" Apol: Painter / etcher / literary
  • 1855Ferdinand B Hummel: Composer
  • 1860Jane Addams: United States -- Pacifist / social worker / feminist (Nobel 1931)

Died on Sep 6

  • 0394Eugenius: Linguistic / anti Emperor of Rome (392-94), dies in battle
  • 0972John XIII Crescentii: Pope (965-72)
  • 1635Adrian A Metius: Mathematician / fort architect, dies at 63
  • 1649Famiano Strada: Ital Jesuit (bello belgico decades duae), dies at 77
  • 1649Robert Dudley: English navigator / writer (Arcano del Mare)
  • 1701James II [Stuart]: King of England (1685-88), dies at 68
  • 1811Julien-Amable Mathieu: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1819Georg Druschetzky: Composer, dies at 74
  • 1831Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank: Composer, dies at 49
  • 1863Lucius March Walker: Confederate Brigadier General (in duel), dies at 33
  • 1902Frederick A Able: English chemist / inventor (cordiet), dies at 75
  • 1902Philip James Bailey: English Poet (Universal hymn), dies at 86
  • 1903Charles Ammi Cutter: US bibliographer, dies at 66
  • 1919Worm Pander: Sculptor
  • 1937Henry Kimball Hadley: Composer, dies at 65
  • 1941Hugo Loudon: President-director (Royal Oil), dies at 81
  • 1944Robert Lejour: Belgian lawyer / resistance fighter, murdered
  • 1945John S Mccain: US Admiral, (WWII-Pacific Ocean)
  • 1947Paul Guthnick: German astronomer, dies at 76
  • 1948Gerrit H Kersten: Vicar / founder (Calvinist Party), dies at 66
  • 1952Jose Forns y Cuadras: Composer, dies at 54
  • 1956Felix Borowski: Composer, dies at 84
  • 1959Edmund Gwenn: Actor (Them, Java Head, Miracle on 34th St), dies at 83
  • 1959Kay Kendall: British actress (Genevieve), dies of Leukemia at 32
  • 1960Jimmy Savo: Comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65
  • 1962Hanns Eisler: Composer (North Vietnam / East German National Anthem), dies at 64
  • 1963Margarita Sierra: Actress (Surfside 6), dies after heart surgery at 26
  • 1965Konstantin Mostras: Composer, dies at 79
  • 1966Hendrik F Verwoerd: South African Prime Minister (1958-66), assassinated at 64
  • 1966Luigi Perrachio: Composer, dies at 83

Historical events on September 7

  • 0070Roman army under Titus occupies and plunders Jerusalem
  • 1159Ottaviano de Montecello elected as anti-Pope
  • 1497Sailor Perkin Warbeck becomes English King Richard IV
  • 1525Trial against "heretic" John Pistorius ends in the Hague
  • 1543Duke Willem of Gulik surrenders to Emperor Charles V
  • 1596Dutch fleet bombs Banten Java
  • 1599Earl van Essex and Irish rebel Tyrone signs treaty
  • 1652Battle of Monte Christo: Dutch fleet under J van Galen beat English
  • 1701Germany, England and Netherlands sign anti-French covenant
  • 1714Treaty of Baden: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI and France, ends War of Spanish Succession, French retain Alsace, Austria gets bank of Rhine
  • 1800Zion AME Church dedicated (NYC)
  • 1812Battle at Borodino: Napoleon-Kutuzov
  • 1813"Uncle Sam" was 1st used to refer to US (Troy Post of NY)
  • 1822Brazil declares independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • 1822Pedro I, Son of King Joao VI, declares Brazil independence
  • 1860Excursion steamer "Lady Elgin" drowns 340 in Lake Michigan
  • 1863Federal naval expedition arrives off Sabine Pass
  • 1871Bay of Biskaje: English warship HMS Captain fired on, 500 killed
  • 1876Bank robbery by James / Younger fails (Cole / Bob / Jim Younger arrested)
  • 1880Geo Ligowsky patents device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters
  • 1888Edith Eleanor McLean is 1st baby place in an incubator
  • 1891Captain Frederick Lugards army reaches Kavalli Equatoria
  • 1892James Corbett KOs John Sullivan in 21 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 18961st closed-circuit auto race, at Cranston, Rhode Island
  • 1896A H Whiting wins 1st automobile race held on a track in Cranston, Rhode Island
  • 1897George Davis (Giants) HR off Sport McAllister (Spiders) in DH
  • 1901Peace of Peking - Ends Boxer Rebellion in China
  • 1903Federation of American Motorcyclists organized in New York
  • 1912Eddie Collins steals record 6 bases in 9-7 Athletics win over Detroit
  • 1914New York Post Office Building opens to public

Born on September 7

  • 1471Frederik I: King of Denmark / Norway (1523-33)
  • 1533Elizabeth: Daughter of English King Henry VIII and Anna Boleyn
  • 1533Queen Elizabeth I: England, United Kingdom -- (1558-1603) Daughter of Henry VIII
  • 1631Clemens Thieme: Composer
  • 1635Pal Esterhazy: Composer
  • 1703Jean Monnet: Composer
  • 1707George-Louis Leclerc [comte de Buffon]: Writer on natural history
  • 1731Damasus Brosmann: Composer
  • 1731Elisabetta de Gambarini: Composer
  • 1735Thomas Coutts: Scottish banker
  • 1737Luigi Galvani: Italian anatomist / physicist
  • 1739Joseph Legros: Composer
  • 1756Willem Bilderdijk: Dutch poet / literature (Disease of Scientists)
  • 1782Bernardus JC Dibbets: Dutch Baron / General Major (Maastricht)
  • 1784Frantisek Max Knize: Composer
  • 1811William Hamsley Emory: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1887
  • 1815Howell Cobb II: Major General / Secy of Treas (Union), died in 1868
  • 1819Jean E "Adriaan" van Bevervoorde: Journalist (History of Holland)
  • 1829August Kekule von Stradonitz: Discovered structure of benzene ring
  • 1829Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden: United States -- Geologist (Geograph Survey 1859-86)
  • 1836Henry Campbell-Bannerman: British Prime Minister (L) (1905-08)
  • 1842John H Zuckertort: German chess player
  • 1860Willem H Nolens: Priest / Dutch ambassador to Vatican
  • 1864Giovanni Tebaldini: Composer
  • 1867Albert Basserman: Mannheim, Germany -- Actor (Foreign Correspondant)
  • 1869Margot SE Scharten-Antink: Dutch author (Catherina, Sprotje)
  • 1879Nachman N "Neddy" Bamberg: Dutch actor (Haddock Mary)
  • 1880Attilio Brugnoli: Composer
  • 1880Kurt von Wolfurt: Composer
  • 1881Constantly WL Scheurleer: Dutch archaeologist / banker / art expert

Died on September 7

  • 1134Alfonso I de Strijdvaardige: King of Aragon (1104-34)
  • 1151Geoffrey Plantagenet: Earl of Anjou / Duke of Normandy, dies at 38
  • 1625Rombout Hogerbeets: Lawyer / pension executive of Lead, dies at 64
  • 1721Bernhard Albinus [Weiss]: German artist (Frederik of Prussia)
  • 1775Johann Georg Holzbogen: Composer, dies at 48
  • 1799John Ingen Housz: Dutch / English Physician / nature investigator, dies at 68
  • 1809Caroline von Schelling [Michaelis]: German author, dies at 46
  • 1809Karoline Schelling: Writer
  • 1819Jean-Louis Duport: Composer, dies at 69
  • 1820Coert L van Beyma thoe Kingma: Fries regent / patriot, dies at 67
  • 1838Joseph Panny: Composer, dies at 43
  • 1845Isabella Colbran: Wife of Italian Composer Gioacchino Rossini
  • 1871Cowper Phipps Coles: English inventor (Steel warships), drowns
  • 1871Mehmed E Ali Pasja: Turkish statesman
  • 1872Antoni Stolpe: Composer, dies at 21
  • 1881Sidney Clopton Lanier: Composer, dies at 39
  • 1892John G Whittier: US Poet / secretary Anti-Slavery Society
  • 1902Franz Wullner: Composer, dies at 70
  • 1907R F Armand Sully-Prudhomme: French Poet (Poesies, Nobel 1901)
  • 1933Edward Grey: English Viscount of Fallodon / Foreign minister
  • 1940Edmund Rumpler: Austria auto / airplane builder
  • 1944Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes: Composer, dies at 70
  • 1946Paul Zech: Writer, dies at 65
  • 1948Henricus A Poels: Dutch RC Theologist / social foreman, dies at 80
  • 1951Maria Montez: Actress (Arabian Nights, Sudan), dies at 31
  • 1955Earnest Rabel: Austrian / US civil rights activist, dies at 81
  • 1960Wilhelm Pieck: President of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84
  • 1961Pieter S Gerbrandy: Lawyer / Premier to London 1940-5, dies at 76
  • 1962Karen Blixen-Finecke: Baroness / writer (Out of Africa), dies at 77
  • 1965Catherine Dale Owen: Actress (Behind Office Doors), dies at 62