1800s / 19th century history on the 6th of September
1803 : John Dalton, the British scientist, started using symbols to represent the atoms of different elements.
1870 : A woman voted in the United States general election for the first time. Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, in Wyoming, became the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally.
1900s / 20th century history on the 6th of September
1939 : South Africa declared war on Germany, during World War II.
1947 : Sylvester, the American singer-songwriter, was born Sylvester James Jr., in Watts, Los Angeles, California, USA (died in 1988 aged 41).
1958 : Michael Winslow, the American actor and comedian, was born in Spokane, Washington, USA. official website : MichaelWinslowMedia.com
1961 : Simon Reeve, the Australian television presenter, was born in Perth, Western Australia.
1962 : The first of the Blackfriars Ships were discovered by archaeologist Peter Marsden. The ships dated back to the 2nd century AD, on the banks of the River Thames in London, in the Blackfriars area.
1970 : Cheyne Coates, the Australian singer-songwriter, was born April M Coates, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She is best known as the lead singer of Madison Avenue electronic music duo, with Andy Van Dorsselaer.
1990 : Tom Fogerty, the American musician, died aged 48 (born in 1941). He was best known as the rhythm guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival rock band.
1997 : The Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales was held in London, with over 1 million people watching along the streets, and 2.5 billion people around the world watching on television.
2000s / 21st century history on the 6th of September
2018 : Burt Reynolds, the American actor, died aged 82 (born in 1936). Official website : BurtReynolds.com
2019 : Robert Mugabe, the 2nd President of Zimbabwe, died aged 95 (born in 1924).
2022 : Boris Johnson resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and was replaced by Liz Truss.
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