On this day

In 2003, Mahmoud Abbas resigned from his position of Palestinian Prime Minister. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 06 September?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

In 2003, Mahmoud Abbas resigned from his position of Palestinian Prime Minister. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 06 September, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 06 SEPTEMBER

1985 | Schools closed in the Western Cape, 454 out of a total of over 900 schools were closed until 1 October 1985.

2013 | Poachers poisoned forty-one elephants with cyanide in salt pans in Hwange National Park.

2013 | It was announced that Leeuwarden would become the cultural capital of Europe in 2018 together with Valletta.

2012 | Sixty-one people died after a fishing boat capsized off the İzmir Province coast of Turkey, close to the Greek Aegean islands.

2003 | Mahmoud Abbas resigned from his position as Palestinian Prime Minister.

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BIRTHDAYS

1961 | American rock drummer, Scott Travis.

1963 | Scottish footballer and sportscaster, Pat Nevin.

1974 | Swedish singer-songwriter and musician, Nina Persson.

1957 | Haitian-Canadian journalist and politician, 27th Governor-General of Canada, Michaëlle Jean.

1987 | Saudi Arabian-American singer, Ramiele Malubay.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

1992 | American playwright, screenwriter, and producer, Henry Ephron, 80.

2015 | American general and pilot, Calvin J. Spann, 91.

2005 | Pakistani journalist and poet, Hasan Abidi, 76.

1974 | Russian-Swiss actress and ballerina, Olga Baclanova, 78.

2011 | American author, founded Project Gutenberg, Michael S. Hart, 64.

SPORTS

Cal Ripken Jr. Image: Wikimedia Commons

1995 | Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles played in his 2 131st game on this day, breaking a record that had stood for 56 years.

ENTERTAINMENT

2013 | In the United States, “Dear Dumb Diary” was released on this day for the first time. It was directed by Kristin Hanggi.

AFRICA FACT

Ethiopia is the oldest country in Africa and the only country in Africa country managed to avoid colonial rule.