September 06: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On September 6, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from throughout history. The 249th day of the Gregorian calendar is September 6. The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, the first self-service grocery shop opens in Memphis, and Swaziland gains independence on this day.

Virgo is the zodiac sign for September 6th. Pippa Middleton, Naomie Harris, and Jeff Foxworthy all have famous birthdays. The 6th of September is also National Read a Book Day.


(September 06, 1901)
As the United States' 25th president (1897–1901), Republican William McKinley was assassinated on this day in 1901 at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, by anarchist Leon Czolgosz, and he died eight days later. photo source:


(September 06, 1968)
Eswatini Independence Day.

(September 06, 1997)
Diana, Princess of Wales's funeral is held in London. Over a million people lined the streets, and 2.5 billion watched the event on television around the world.

(September 06, 2007)
One of the 20th century's finest bel canto opera singers, the Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, passed away at the age of 71. photo source:

(September 06, 2019)
Robert Mugabe, a Zimbabwean politician who served as Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987 and President from 1987 to 2017, died at the age of 95.

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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