September 6: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1522, one of Magellan's ships, the Vittoria, returns to Spain after completing the first trip around the world.
- In 1716, the first US lighthouse, the Boston Lighthouse on Brewser Island in Boston Harbor, was built .
- In 1899, Carnation processes its first can of evaporated milk calling it Carnation Sterilized Cream, and later called Carnation Evaporated Milk.
- In 1923, the Kingdom of the Netherlands Queen Wilhelmina, enthroned on 6 September 1898, celebrates her 25 year jubilee.
- 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.
- 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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