September 6

September 6 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2020 Daily Holidays that fall on September 6, include:

  • Barbie Doll Day 
  • Fight Procrastination Day 
  • Great Egg Toss Day 
  • National Coffee Ice Cream Day 
  • Pet Rock Day - September 6, 2020 (First Sunday in September)
  • Read a Book Day 
  • Stillbirth Remembrance Day 

2020 Weekly Holidays that include September 6, are:

  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over - August 19 - September 7, 2020 and also Winter Enforcement December 13, 2019 - January 1, 2020
  • International Air Ambulance Week - September 5-12, 2020
  • International Enthusiasm Week - September 1-7
  • National Biscuit and Gravy Week - September 6-12, 2020 (Second Week of September)
  • National Buffalo Chicken Wings Days - September 5-6, 2020 (Labor Day Weekend)
  • National Childhood Injury Prevention Week - September 1-7
  • National Environmental Services Week - September 4-8, 2020
  • National Nutrition Week - September 1-7
  • National Suicide Prevention Week - September 6-12, 2020 (always has Sept. 10th in the week) 
  • National Sweet Corn Week - September 3-7, 2020
  • National Waffle Week - September 6-12, 2020  (First Week of September)
  • Self-University Week - September 1-7
  • Sobriety Checkpoint Week - September 6-12, 2020 (First Full Week in September)
  • Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week - September 6-12, 2020 (First Full Week of September)

2020 Monthly Holidays that include September 6, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our September Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of September.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.


World Festivals and Events

  • Paralympic Summer Games - August 25 - September 6, 2020
  • National Championship Chuckwagon Races - August 29 - September 6, 2020 (Clinton, Arkansas)
  • US Open Tennis Championships - August 31 - September 13, 2020

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for September 6 is Virgo.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of September are:

  • Aster - symbols of powerful love.
  • Morning Glory - simple symbols of affection.


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for September is Sapphires:

  • Sapphires have a centuries long association with royalty and romance, and September's birthstone jewelry incorporates beautiful sapphire gems.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1666 - Ivan V of Russia, Russian tsar (d. 1696)
  • 1930 - Charles Foley, American game designer who co-created the game Twister (d. 2013)
  • 1947 - Jane Curtin, American comedian and actress (Saturday Night Live, 3rd Rock from the Sun)
  • 1972 - Idris Elba, English actor


Famous Deaths

  • 1972 - Perpetrator and victims of the Munich Massacre
  • 1990 - Tom Fogerty, American singer, songwriter (Creedence Clearwater Revival) (b. 1941)
  • 2007 - Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor (b. 1935)
  • 2018 - Richard DeVos, American billionaire businessman who was the co-founder of Amway (b. 1926)
  • 2018 - Burt Reynolds, American actor, director, and producer (Gunsmoke, Smokey and the Bandid) (b. 1936)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1980 - Theresa Brasier (81st Prime Minister of the UK) marries investment banker Philip May at the Church of St. Mary the VIrgin in Wheatley, Oxfordshire

Quote of the Day

September 6th is Read A Book Day! So Many Books....So Little Time!

September 6th is Read A Book Day! So Many Books....So Little Time! 


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

weight loss plan should be done after you have a understanding of why you eat. Most diet plans ask you to develop your plan first. At this point, most people don’t have enough knowledge to develop a plan.

You must first understand the circumstances that prompt you to eat, and all of the triggers that cue you to eat more, or be inactive, before you are ready to act and develop a weight loss plan.

Tips on creating a Weight Loss Plan!

For more information on how to come up with a Weight Loss Plan check out Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!


This Day in History

  • 1492 - Christopher Columbus leaves his final stop at La Gomera in the Canary Islands before he crosses the Atlantic Ocean for the first time
  • 1522 - The only surviving ship, The Victoria of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition returns to Spain after being the first ship to circumnavigate the world
  • 1620 - The Pilgrims set sail on the Mayflower from Plymouth, England to settle in North America
  • 1628 - The Puritans settle in Salem, which became part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • 1803 - John Dalton, a British scientist begins to use symbols to represent the atoms of different elements
  • 1870 - Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807
  • 1901 - U.S. President William McKinley is shot and fatally wounded by Leo Czolgosz at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York
  • 1939 - South Africa declares war on Germany during World War II
  • 1943 - The Pennsylvania Railroad's premier train derails at the Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, killing 79 and injuring 117 people
  • 1962 - The Exercise Spade Fork nuclear readiness drill is started by the United States government
  • 1968 - Swaziland becomes independent
  • 1970 - Two passenger jets from Europe to New York are hijacked by Palestinia terrorist members of the PFLP and take to Dawson's Field in Jordan
  • 1972 - During the Munich massacre nine Israeli athletes die along with a German policeman and two other Israeli athletes the previous day after being taken hostage during the Munich Olympic Games by a Palestinian terrorist group
  • 1991 - The Soviet Union recognizes the independence of the Baltic states Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
  • 1997 - The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London with over a million people lined on the streets and approximately 2.5 billion watching on television around the world
  • 2013 - Poachers in Hwange National Park poison forty one elephants with cyanide in salt pans

This Day in Music

  • 1974 - George Harrison launches his Dark Horse record label
  • 1986 - Bananarama's cover of Venus hits #1 in the U.S.
  • 1988 - Hangin' Tough is released by the New Kids on the Block and goes to #1 in America with five hit singles
  • 1989 - This Note's For You by Neil Young wins the MTV Video of the Year away
  • 1997 - Elton John sings a new version of Candle In the Wind at Princess Diana's funeral which becomes the best selling single of all time in the U.K.
  • 2005 - A Bigger Bang is released by The Rolling Stones and sells just a million copies in America


This Day in Sports

  • 1992 - Gay Kelleway becomes the first female jockey to ride a winner at England's Royal Ascot
  • 1995 - Cal Ripken, Jr. breaks a 56 year old record when he plays in his 2,131st consecutive game
  • 1995 - Joan Jett sings the National Anthem before the Baltimore Orioles game against the California Angels
  • 1995 - Eddie Murray of the Baltimore Orioles hits his 500th career HR

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Munificent (adjective)

1. Very liberal in giving or bestowing; lavish; as a munificent benefactor.

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