September 6th

2007
Israel Conducts Operation Orchard. The military operation was conducted by the Israeli air force to destroy a suspected nuclear reactor in the Deir el-Zor region of Syria.
Operation Orchard
2006
President George W. Bush acknowledged previously secret CIA prisons around the world and said 14 high-value terrorism suspects had been transferred from the system to Guantanamo Bay for trials.
Black site
2005
The California Legislature became the first legislative body in the nation to approve same-sex marriages. (Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger later vetoed the bill.).
Same-sex marriage legislation in the United States
2004
Former President Bill Clinton underwent successful heart bypass surgery.
Post-presidency of Bill Clinton
2001
Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants became the fifth player in baseball history to hit 60 home runs in a season. (He finished the year with a record 73 homers.).
Barry Bonds
1999
Suai Church Massacre. More than 200 people who had found refuge in a church in Suai, East Timor were killed by pro-Indonesia militia after the results of an independence referendum came out.
Suai Church massacre
1998
Japanese movie director Akira Kurosawa died in Tokyo at age 88.
Akira Kurosawa
1997
Britain bade farewell to Princess Diana with a funeral service at Westminster Abbey.
State funeral
1996
Eddie Murray of the Baltimore Orioles hit his 500th career home run during a game against the Detroit Tigers.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
1995
Baseball player Cal Ripken, Jr., broke Lou Gehrig's iron man record by playing in his 2,131st straight game.
Cal Ripken Jr.
1975
Czechoslovakian tennis player Martina Navratilova, in New York for the U.S. Open, requested political asylum.
Chris Evert
1970
Palestinian guerrillas seized control of three jetliners, which were later blown up on the ground in Jordan after the passengers and crews were evacuated.
List of aircraft hijackings
1968
Swaziland Gains Independence From the British. The Southern African state became a British protectorate in 1902 after the Anglo-Boer war. King Sobhuza became the head of the nation in and reigned even after independence until 1982. He was succeeded by Mswati III, his son, who currently rules the country.
History of Swaziland
1941
Nazi Germany required all Jews over the age of six to wear a yellow Star of David on their clothes.
Yellow badge
1916
The first self-service grocery store, Piggly Wiggly, was opened in Memphis, Tenn., by Clarence Saunders.
Piggly Wiggly
1909
Word received that American explorer Robert Peary had discovered the North Pole, 5 months earlier.
Robert Peary
1901
President William McKinley was shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y. McKinley died on September 14th.
Assassination of William McKinley
1870
A Woman casts her Vote in the US for the first time. Louisa Ann Swain voted during state elections in the state of Wyoming. Although women weren’t extended the right to vote in the US until 1920, the governor of Wyoming, John A. Campbell, had signed a bill that gave women the right to vote on December 13, 1869. This meant that women could vote in local and state elections, but not country-wide elections.
Louisa Ann Swain
1791
Mozart's opera "La Clemenza di Tito" premieres in Prague.
La clemenza di Tito
1620
The Mayflower departs Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World.
Mayflower
1522
Victoria Becomes the First Ship to Circumnavigate the World. The Spanish ship, which was commanded by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, set sail from Spain September 20, 1519, to find a better route to Indonesia. The expedition began with 5 ships including Victoria and 260 crew members. Magellan himself died during the voyage, and only Victoria with 18 crew members returned to Seville, Spain, after circumnavigating the world.
Victoria (ship)