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This Day in History: September 6

September 6: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1522, one of Magellan's ships, the Vittoria, returns to Spain after completing the first trip around the world.
  2. In 1716, the first US lighthouse, the Boston Lighthouse on Brewser Island in Boston Harbor, was built .
  3. In 1899, Carnation processes its first can of evaporated milk calling it Carnation Sterilized Cream, and later called Carnation Evaporated Milk.
  4. In 1923, the Kingdom of the Netherlands Queen Wilhelmina, enthroned on 6 September 1898, celebrates her 25 year jubilee.
  5. In 1976, Russian pilot Belenko successfully defected to the West, flying his Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 "Foxbat" jet fighter to Hakodate, Japan. This was the first time that Western experts were able to get a close look at the aircraft.
  6. Famous Birthdays: John Dalton (English physicist), James Melville Gilliss (founder -Naval Observatory in Washington), Joseph P Kennedy (diplomat, father of JFK, RFK & Teddy), Anne Henning, (500m speed skater -Olympic-gold-1972), Jeff Foxworthy (comedian ), Anthony Goldwire, (NBA guard - Denver Nuggets) , Douglas Pirini (decathlete -Olympics-96)

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