Today in History, English
Today in History, English

101251September 6Event1861 – American Civil War: Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant bloodlessly capture Paducah, Kentucky, giving the Union control of the Tennessee River's mouth.
101252September 6Event1863 – American Civil War: Confederate forces evacuate Battery Wagner and Morris Island in South Carolina.
101253September 6Event1870 – Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807.
101254September 6Event1885 – Eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria. Bulgarian unification is henceforth accomplished.
101255September 6Event1901 – Leon Czolgosz, an unemployed anarchist, shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
101256September 6Event1916 – The first self-service grocery store, Piggly Wiggly, was opened in Memphis, Tennessee, by Clarence Saunders.
101257September 6Event1930 – Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup.
101258September 6Event1939 – World War II: At the Battle of Barking Creek, Britain suffers its first fighter pilot casualty of the Second World War as a result of friendly fire.
101259September 6Event1939 – World War II: South Africa declares war on Nazi Germany.
101260September 6Event1940 – King Carol II of Romania abdicates and is succeeded by his son Michael.
101261September 6Event1943 – The Monterrey Institute of Technology, one of the largest and most influential private universities in Latin America, is founded in Monterrey, Mexico.
101262September 6Event1943 – Pennsylvania Railroad's premier train derails at Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, killing 79 people and injuring 117 others.
101263September 6Event1944 – World War II: The city of Ypres, Belgium is liberated by Allied forces.
101264September 6Event1944 – World War II: Soviet forces capture the city of Tartu, Estonia.
101265September 6Event1946 – United States Secretary of State James F. Byrnes announces that the U.S. will follow a policy of economic reconstruction in postwar Germany.
101266September 6Event1948 – Juliana becomes Queen of the Netherlands.
101267September 6Event1949 – Allied military authorities relinquish control of former Nazi Germany assets back to German control.
101268September 6Event1952 – A prototype aircraft crashes at the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire, England, killing 29 spectators and the two on board.
101269September 6Event1955 – Istanbul's Greek, Jewish and Armenian minority are the target of a government-sponsored pogrom dozens die in the ensuing riots.
101270September 6Event1962 – The United States government begins the Exercise Spade Fork nuclear readiness drill.
101271September 6Event1962 – Archaeologist Peter Marsden discovers the first of the Blackfriars Ships dating back to the 2nd century AD in the Blackfriars area of the banks of the River Thames in London.
101272September 6Event1963 – The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) is founded.
101273September 6Event1965 – India retaliates following Pakistan's Operation Grand Slam which results in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 that ends in a stalemate and follows the signing of the Tashkent Declaration.
101274September 6Event1966 – In Cape Town, South Africa, the architect of Apartheid, Prime Minister Dr. Hendrik Verwoerd, is stabbed to death during a parliamentary meeting.
101275September 6Event1968 – Swaziland becomes independent.
101276September 6Event1970 – Two passenger jets bound from Europe to New York are simultaneously hijacked by Palestinian terrorist members of the PFLP and taken to Dawson's Field in Jordan.
101277September 6Event1972 – Munich massacre: Nine Israel athletes taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games by the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group die (as did a German policeman) at the hands of the kidnappers during a failed rescue attempt. Two other Israeli at
101278September 6Event1976 – Cold War: Soviet Air Force pilot Lieutenant Viktor Belenko lands a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate on the island of Hokkaidō in Japan and requests political asylum in the United States his request is granted.
101279September 6Event1983 – The Soviet Union admits to shooting down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, stating that the pilots did not know it was a civilian aircraft when it violated Soviet airspace.
101280September 6Event1985 – Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.

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