September 6 in history –

September 6 in history –
September 6 in history –

/CROSS/ September 6 is the 249th day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar (250th in a leap year). There are 116 days left until the end of the year.

394 – The Battle of Frigidus takes place, in which the Christian Eastern Roman Emperor Theodosius I defeats and kills the pagan usurper Flavius ​​Eugenius and his Frankish magister militum Arbogastus.

1492 – The flotilla of the navigator Christopher Columbus leaves the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands) and heads west; later, his son Hernando Colon assumed that this was the starting date of the crossing of the ocean that led to the discovery of the Americas.

1522 – Vitoria, one of the surviving ships of Fernando Magellan’s expedition, returns to San Lucar de Barrameda (Spain) and becomes the first ship to circumnavigate the world.

1688 – Belgrade was captured by Austria, leading to the outbreak of the Cipro Uprising.

1791 – In Prague, at the coronation of Leopold II, King of Bohemia, as Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Mozart’s last opera and work – “The Mercy of Titus” – was presented especially for the purpose.

1883 – Prince Alexander Battenberg restored the Tarnovo Constitution, which he had revoked 2 years earlier.

1885 – The unification of Bulgaria: on the night of September 6, military units commanded by Danail Nikolaev established control over Plovdiv and removed the government and the chief governor of Eastern Rumelia, Gavril Krastevich (old style).

1901 – US President William McKinley was assassinated in Buffalo (New York), resulting in his death 8 days later.

1915 – Bulgaria in the First World War: The Military Convention between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria, the Secret Bulgarian-German Agreement and the Bulgarian-Turkish Convention were concluded.

1939 – World War II: South Africa declares war on Germany.

1940 – King Carol II of Romania abdicated in favor of his son Mihai I.

1941 – Stalin issued an order to shoot 170 political prisoners, among whom was Krasto Rakovski.

1941 – An amendment to the Defense of the State Act was passed, resulting in the death penalty for more political offences.

1941 – Holocaust: Nazi authorities oblige all Jews living in Germany to wear the six-pointed star of David.

1944 – Leskovac is razed to the ground by Anglo-American aircraft in the most devastating bombing in the history of the Balkans, and of its 28,000 inhabitants, 6,000 lose their lives.

1948 – Juliana becomes Queen of the Netherlands.

1948 – Exarch Stefan I of Bulgaria resigns under pressure from the communist government of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria.

1959 – In the People’s Republic of Bulgaria, a car rally was held for the first time.

1965 – Indian troops invade West Pakistan to prevent a Pakistani offensive in Kashmir.

1968 – Eswatini gained national independence from Great Britain.

1974 – The new Sofia Central Station was opened.

1983 – The USSR admits to the downing of a South Korean airliner (269 casualties) with the explanation that the military pilots were unaware of the type of aircraft when it violated Soviet airspace.

1991 – The second largest city in Russia is renamed St. Petersburg, changed in 1924 to Leningrad.

1997 – A team of astronomers discovered Caliban, a natural satellite of Uranus.

1997 – The funeral of the tragically dead Princess Diana is held, during which more than 1 million people take to the streets and another 2.5 million around the world watch on television.

2000 – The world’s largest summit, called the Millennium Summit, begins at the UN headquarters in New York with the participation of 150 heads of state and other high-ranking politicians.

2005 – California becomes the first US state to legalize same-sex marriage.

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