September 6 in Pop Culture History

06September 6 in Pop Culture History

1620 – The Pilgrims sailed from Plymouth, England, on the Mayflower to settle in North America.

1837 – Oberlin Collegiate Institute became the first college to grant women equal status.

1866 – Frederick Douglass was the first US black delegate to a national political convention.

1901 – Leon Czolgosz shot and killed US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.

1943 – A Pennsylvania Railroad train derailed at Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, killing 79 people and injuring 117 others.

1954 – WINS (New York City) began playing rock and roll music with the Alan Freed Show.

1963 – Baseball Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in professional baseball history.

1972 – A German policeman and nine Israel athletes were taken hostage and killed at the Munich Olympic Games by the Palestinian “Black September” terrorist group.

1975 – #1 Hit September 6, 1975 – September 19, 1975: Glen CampbellRhinestone Cowboy

1976 – Dean Martin appeared on Jerry Lewis’ 11th Muscular Dystrophy telethon. The pair had not spoken since the 1950s.

1979 – National Grandparents Day was proclaimed by President Jimmy Carter to be celebrated on the Sunday following Labor Day.

1980 – #1 Hit September 6, 1980 – October 3, 1980: Diana RossUpside Down

1983 – The Soviet Union admitted to shooting down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, claiming that it did not know it was a civilian aircraft when it violated Soviet airspace.

1986 – #1 Hit September 6, 1986 – September 12, 1986: BananaramaVenus

1991 – The Soviet Union recognized the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

1991 – The name Saint Petersburg was restored to Russia’s second largest city, which had been known as Leningrad since 1924.

1995 – Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles played in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that stood for 56 years.

1997 – The funeral for Princess Diana was broadcast across several networks and around the world An estimated 2 billion people watched all or part of the funeral on television.

2003 – #1 Hit September 6, 2003 – October 3, 2003: Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy LeeShake Ya Tailfeather

2008 – #1 Hit September 6, 2008 – September 26, 2008: T.I.Whatever You Like

2014 – #1 Hit September 6, 2014 – September 19, 2014: Taylor SwiftShake It Off

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