Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 6
This is a list of selected September 6 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.
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- 1781 – American Revolutionary War: General Benedict Arnold led British forces to victory in the Battle of Groton Heights.
- 1916 – The first self-service grocery store, Piggly Wiggly (pictured), was founded in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
- 1944 – World War II: Soviet forces captured the city of Tartu on their way to re-establishing their rule in Estonia.
- 1970 – The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacked four jet aircraft, landing two of them at Dawson's Field in Zarqa, Jordan, and one in Beirut, with the last hijacking attempt foiled.
- 1997 – An estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide watched the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales on television.