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Bonaire: Bonaire Day Bonaire Bonaire Tourism Corporation
Bulgaria: Unification Day (Commemorates the reunification of Northern Bulgaria & Eastern Rumelia: 09/06/1885) Bulgaria U.S. Department of State
Sao Tome and Principe: Armed Forces Day/Heroes Day (Observed annually on September 6) Sao Tome and Principe Expedia
Swaziland: Somhlolo Independence Day (Commemorates independence from Great Britain: 09/06/1968) Swaziland Great Britain U.S. Department of State
1800 Catherine Beecher (New York-born Educator) Catherine Beecher Educators of Note Women
1860 Jane Addams (Illinois-born Social Reformer: 1931 Nobel Laureate for Peace) Jane Addams 1931 Nobel Laureate for Peace
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1966 Margaret Sanger (New York-born Pioneer of Birth Control) Margaret Sanger
Joel Augustus Rogers (Jamaican-born African-American Anthropologist, Historian) Jamaica African-American History African American Registry
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1522 Magellan's Ship Victoria Arrives in Spain Completing First World Circumnavigation Ferdinand Magellan World History Naval History Historic Firsts History Channel UK
1777 General George Washington Holds a Council of War with His Staff at the Hale-Byrnes House in Stanton, Delaware Delaware George Washington American Revolutions State of Delaware
1839 The Constitution of the Cherokee Nation Is Enacted The Cherokee Nation Native-American Studies University of Oklahoma
1853 Colonel William Tecumseh Sherman Resigns His U.S. Army Commission to Become a Banker in San Francisco San Francisco William Tecumush Sherman American Civil War U.S. Army LearnCalifornia
1888 White Political Leaders Order Black Leaders Out of Fort Bend County, TX Texas Politics Racism African-American Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1901 President McKinley Shot & Mortally Wounded Assasination of President McKinley The American Presidency Crime
1921 Peace Arch Is Dedicated on U.S./Canadian Border Canada Washington State of Washington
1939 South Africa Declares War on Germany South Africa Germany War New York Times
1952 Benito Martinez' Heroism Earns the Congressional Medal of Honor Texas Military Leaders Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Latin-American Military Leaders Texas State Historical Association
1954 Florida Governor Charley Johns Opens the Sunshine Skyway Toll Bridge over Tampa Bay Florida Bridges Florida Historical Society
1965 Indian Army Invades West Pakistan India Pakistan War BBC
1972 Palestinian Black September Terrorists Massacre Israeli Olympic Athletes Palestine Israel Terrorism Munich Olympics
1975 Martina Navratilova Requests Asylum at U.S. Open Tennis Tournament Martina Navratilova The Cold War International Tennis Hall of Fame New York Times
1976 Soviet Pilot Lands MIG Fighter Jet in Japan Requesting Asylum in the U.S. Soviet Union Japan The Cold War History Channel
1986 Abu Nidal Terrorist Organization Attacks Neveh Shalom Synagogue, Killing 22 Turkey Israel Terrorism Jewish Virtual Library
1997 Diana, Princess of Wales, Is Buried Diana, Princess of Wales The British Royal Family BBC
2000 More Than 150 World Leaders Gather at UN Millennium Summit World History United Nations

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