Today in History - September 6

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394        Sep 6, Theodosius became sole ruler of Italy after defeating Eugenius at the Battle of the River Frigidus.
    (HN, 9/6/98)

1422        Sep 6, Sultan Murat II ended a vain siege of Constantinople.
    (HN, 9/6/98)

1492        Sep 6, Columbus' fleet sailed from Gomera, Canary islands.
    (http://tinyurl.com/774v3)

1522        Sep 6, Juan Sebastian Elcano (Del Cano), Magellan’s second in command, returned to Spain with 18 men and one ship, the Vittorio, laden with spices. His coat of arms was augmented in reward with the inscription: Primus circumdisti me: “You were the first to encircle me.”18 survivors of the original Magellan expedition completed the circumnavigation of the globe under Sebastian del Cano. Plumes of the bird of paradise from New Guinea were first brought back to Europe. One of the five ships that set out in Ferdinand Magellan's trip around the world made it back to Spain. Only 15 of the original 265 men that set out survived. Magellan was killed by natives in the Philippines.
    (V.D.-H.K.p.177-178)(SFEC, 11/10/96, Z1 p.2)(TL-MB, 1988, p.12)(NH, 9/96, p.8)(HN, 9/6/98)

1622        Sep 6, A Spanish silver fleet disappeared off Florida Keys; thousands died. The Santa Margarita, discovered off of Key West in 1980 by pioneering shipwreck salvor Mel Fisher, was bound for Spain when it sank in a hurricane in 1622.
    (MC, 9/6/01)(AP, 6/18/07)

1635        Sep 6, Adrian A. Metius, mathematician and fort architect, died at 63.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1649        Sep 6, Robert Dudley, English navigator and writer (Arcano del Mare), died.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1683        Sep 6, Jean-Baptiste Colbert (b.1619), French finance minister (1665-1683) under Louis XIV, died. He pioneered “dirigisme,” i.e. state control of the economy and state intervention in industry. “The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.”
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Baptiste_Colbert)(Econ, 3/25/06, p.71)(Econ, 2/22/14, SR p.5)

1688        Sep 6, Imperial troops defeated the Turks and took Belgrade, Serbia.
    (HN, 9/6/98)

1690        Sep 6, King William III escaped back to England.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1701        Sep 6, James II [Stuart], king of England (1685-88), died at 68.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1711        Sep 6, Heinrich Melchior Muhlenberg, founder of the US Lutheran church, was born.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1715        Sep 6, A pro-James III uprising took place in Scotland.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1729        Sep 6, Mozes Mendelssohn, German enlightened philosopher (Haksalah), was born. [see Sep 26]
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1757        Sep 6, Marie Joseph du Motier, Marquis de LaFayette, French soldier and statesman who aided George Washington during the American Revolution, was born in Auvergne, France.
    (AP, 9/6/07)

1766        Sep 6, John Dalton, English scientist, was born. He developed the atomic theory of matter.
    (HN, 9/6/00)

1776        Sep 6, The Turtle, the 1st submarine invented by David Bushnell, attempted to secure a cask of gunpowder to the HMS Eagle, flagship of the British fleet, in the Bay of NY but got entangled with the Eagle’s rudder bar, lost ballast and surfaced before the charge was planted. Sergeant Ezra Lee released the bomb the next morning as a British barge approached. The British turned back and the bomb soon exploded. A month later the turtle was lost under British attack as it was being transported on a sailboat.
    (SFEC,11/23/97, Par p.14)(Arch, 5/05, p.36)
1776        Sep 6, A hurricane hit Martinique; 100 French & Dutch ships sank and 600 died.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1781        Sep 6, Anton Diabelli, Austria publisher and composer, was born.
    (MC, 9/6/01)
1781        Sep 6, Martha Jefferson (b.1748), wife of Thomas Jefferson, died.
    (www.whitehouse.gov/history/firstladies/mj3.html)

1791        Sep 6, Mozart’s last opera "La Clemenza di Tito," premiered in Prague. It was composed for the coronation festivities of the King of Bohemia.
    (WSJ, 4/10/00, p.A44)(MC, 9/6/01)

1793        Sep 6, French General Jean Houchard and his 40,000 men began a three-day battle against an Anglo-Hanoverian army at Hondschoote, southwest Belgium, in the wars of the French Revolution.
    (HN, 9/6/98)

1797        Sep 6, William "Extra Billy" Smith, Confederacy (Confederate Army), was born.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1800        Sep 6, Catherine Esther Beecher, educator who promoted higher education for women, was born in East Hampton, Long Island, NY.
    (HN, 9/6/98)

1819        Sep 6, William Starke Rosecrans, Maj. General (Union volunteers), was born.
    (MC, 9/6/01)
1819        Sep 6, Thomas Blanchard (b.1788) patented the lathe.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1837        Sep 6, The Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio went co-educational.
    (AP, 9/6/97)(http://tinyurl.com/lcgnj)

1838        Sep 6, The steamship Foxfarshire with some 60 passengers and crew suffered engine failure and drifted onto Big Harkar Rock near the Longstone Lighthouse on the Farne Islands in northeast England. Over 40 people drowned. Grace Darling (22) rowed with her father (54), light keeper, to rescue survivors.
    (ON, 10/00, p.9)

1847        Sep 6, Henry David Thoreau left Walden Pond and moved back into town, to Concord, Massachusetts.
    (HN, 9/6/00)

1855        Sep 6, Ferdinand B. Hummel, composer, was born.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1860        Sep 6, Jane Addams (d.1935) was born. She is known for her work as a social reformer, pacifist, and founder of Hull House in Chicago in 1889, and as the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize (1931). “The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of one’s self.” “You do not know what life means when all the difficulties are removed! I am simply smothered and sickened with advantages. It is like eating a sweet dessert the first thing in the morning.”
    (AHD, 1971, p.15)(AP, 8/28/97)(HN, 9/6/98)(AP, 10/4/98)

1861        Sep 6, Union General Ulysses S. Grant's forces captured Paducah, Kentucky from Confederate forces. A lifelong friend and trusted aide of Ulysses S. Grant, Ely Parker rose to the top in two worlds, that of his native Seneca Indian tribe and the white man's world at large.
    (HN, 9/6/98)

1862        Sep 6, Stonewall Jackson occupied Frederick, Maryland.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1863        Sep 6, After 59 day siege, confederates evacuated Ft Wagner, SC.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1865        Sep 6, Russia forbade the use of Latin letters in the Lithuanian language.  Following the 1863 uprising the Czarist authorities prohibited the publication of Lithuanian books in Roman letters. Books in Cyrillic were allowed but not accepted by the people. Secret book couriers smuggled in Latin lettered books until 1904.
    (DrEE, 9/14/96, p.4)(LC, 1998, p.24)

1866        Sep 6, Frederick Douglass became the 1st US black delegate to a national convention.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1869        Sep 6, 110 miners, a number of them young boys, were killed in coal mine disaster which occurred early in the morning in Avondale, Pennsylvania, when a fire broke out in a mineshaft, cutting off the miners' escape route and their only source of air.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1870        Sep 6, The last British troops to serve in Austria were withdrawn.
    (HN, 9/6/98)

1876        Sep 6, A race riot took place in Charleston, SC.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1883        Sep 6, Lord Birkett, England, judge (Nuremberg Trials), was born.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1888        Sep 6, Joseph P. Kennedy, Boston Mass, diplomat, father of JFK, RFK & Teddy, was born.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1893        Sep 6, Floriano Vieira Peixoto, acting president of Brazil, faced a rebellion by officers of his navy led by Admiral Custodio Jose de Mello.
    (ON, 12/06, p.11)

1898        Sep 6, Lord Kitchener destroyed Mahdi's tomb in Omdurman (Sudan).
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1899        Sep 6, Billy Rose, songwriter famous for "It's Only a Paper Moon," and "Me and My Shadow,” was born.
    (HN, 9/6/98)
1899        Sep 6, Carnation processed its 1st can of evaporated milk.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1901        Sep 6, At the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, anarchist Leon Czolgosz (28) made his way along a reception line filing past President William McKinley. Concealed within a handkerchief, Czolgosz held a .32-caliber revolver. As he came face to face with the president, he fired two shots through the handkerchief, striking McKinley in the chest and the abdomen. McKinley died eight days after the shooting and became the third American president assassinated. He was succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt. Czolgosz, explaining that he "thought it would be a good thing for the country to kill the President," was put to death by electrocution 45 days later. Emma Goldman was one of the people blamed for the assassination.
    (AP, 9/6/97)(Hem, Dec. 94, p.70) (WSJ, 5/17/95, p.A-18) (WSJ, 12/11/95, p.A-1)(HNPD, 9/6/98)(HN, 9/6/98)

1907        Sep, By this time some 55 new cases of bubonic plague were identified in San Francisco and the issue became a national concern.
    (ON, 1/00, p.6)

1908        Sep 6, Paul Lavalle, bandleader, was born in Beacon, NY.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1909        Sep 6, American explorer Robert Peary sent word that he had reached the North Pole five months earlier (Apr 6, 1909).
    (AP, 9/6/97)

1914        Sep 6, In the Battle of Marne German forces bypassed Paris to chase retreating allied forces. French Gen. Gallieni orchestrated an attack using the British Expeditionary Force along with the French 3rd, 5th and 6th armies.
    (ON, 8/08, p.5)

1915        Sep 6, Franz Josef Strauss, Germany, Nazi and minister of defense (1956-62), was born.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1916        Sep 6, Clarence Saunders opened his first Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Memphis, Tenn. He pioneered self-service in the US and obtained a patent. He later franchised over a 1,000 stores.
    (WSJ, 11/16/98, p.A12)(Econ, 10/2/04, p.18)(AP, 9/6/06)

1917        Sep 6, French pilot Georges Guynemer shot down 54th German aircraft.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1918        Sep 6, The German Army began a general retreat across the Aisne, with British troops in pursuit.
    (HN, 9/6/98)

1919        Sep 6, Pier Pander (b.1864), Dutch sculptor, died.
    (http://home.wxs.nl/~bekke412/pier.html)

1924        Sep 6, An assassination attempt on Mussolini failed.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1928        Sep 6, Robert Pirzig, author, was born. His work included “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.”
    (HN, 9/6/00)

1930        Sep 6, In Argentina a military coup took place. It involved the overthrow of the government of Hipolito Yrigoyen by forces loyal to General Jose Felix Uriburu.
    (Econ, 2/15/14, p.20)

1936        Sep 6, Aviator Beryl Markham flew the first east-to-west solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. [see Sep 2]
    (HN, 9/6/00)

1937        Sep 6, The Soviet Union accused Italy of torpedoing two Russian ships in the Mediterranean.
    (HN, 9/6/98)

1939        Sep 6, Arthur Rackham, English artist and illustrator (Grimm's Fairy Tales), died at 71.
    (MC, 9/6/01)
1939        Sep 6, The 1st WW II German air attack on Great Britain took place.
    (MC, 9/6/01)
1939        Sep 6, The Union of South Africa declared war on Germany.
    (AP, 9/6/07)

1941        Sep 6, Emperor Hirohito of Japan gave his sanction “with misgivings” to simultaneous efforts to negotiate peace with the US and to prepare for an attack if the efforts failed.
    (SFC, 10/3/00, p.A10)
1941        Sep 6, Jews over the age of 6 in German-occupied areas were ordered to wear yellow Stars of David.
    (AP, 9/6/97)(HN, 9/6/98)
1941        Sep 6, Jews of Vilna, Poland (Lithuania), were confined to their ghetto.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1943        Sep 6, The United States asked the Chinese Nationals to join with the Communists to present a common front to the Japanese.
    (HN, 9/6/98)

1944        Sep 6, During World War II, the British government relaxed blackout restrictions and suspended compulsory training for the Home Guard.
    (AP, 9/6/97)

1945        Sep 6, George Weller (d.2002), a Chicago Daily News journalist, wrote his 1st story on the bombing of Nagasaki. Posing as a US Army colonel Weller had slipped into Nagasaki in early September. His stories infuriated MacArthur so much he personally ordered that they be quashed, and the originals were never returned. Carbon copies of his stories, running to about 25,000 words on 75 typed pages, along with more than two dozen photos, were discovered by his son, Anthony, in 2004 at Weller's apartment in Rome, Italy. In 2005 the national Mainichi newspaper began serializing the stories and photographs for the first time since they were rejected by US military censors. In 2007 Weller’s son Anthony edited “First Into Nagasaki: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War.”
    (AP, 6/19/05)(WSJ, 3/1/07, p.D5)

1946        Sep 6, Terence Rattigan's "Winslow Boy," premiered in London.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1947        Sep 6, Jane Curtin, was born. She became a successful improvisational comedy performer gained celebrity with her performances on the original cast of TV's 'Saturday Night Live' show in 1975.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1948        Sep 6, Queen Juliana (1909-2004) of the Netherlands was crowned, two days after the abdication of her mother, Queen Wilhelmina. Juliana abdicated in 1980.
    (AP, 9/6/98)(SSFC, 3/21/04, p.B7)

1949        Sep 6, Howard Unruh (28) killed 13 neighbors in 12 minutes in Camden, New Jersey. The dead included 5 men, 5 women and 3 children. Unruh (1921-2009) was eventually pronounced insane and spent the rest of his life in a state psychiatric hospital.
    (www.fact-index.com/h/ho/howard_unruh.html)(SFC, 10/21/09, p.D5)

1951        Sep 6, William Burroughs (1914-1997), American writer, shot and killed his wife Joan Vollmer (27) in Mexico City. He claimed to be trying to shoot a glass off her head, a la William Tell, during a day of drinking and drugs but shot her in the head.
    (SFEC, 8/3/97, p.B6)(Internet)

1952        Sep 6, The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a conviction against Harry Bridges as a Communist who lied to obtain US citizenship.
    (SFC, 9/6/02, p.E3)
1952        Sep 6, Canadian television broadcasting began in Montreal.
    (AP, 9/6/97)
1952        Sep 6, An engine on a de Havilland 110 plane falls into a crowd at Farnborough Air Show in England. Thirty people on the ground and the pilot are killed.
    (AP, 7/27/02)

1953        Sep 6, The last American and Korean prisoners were exchanged in Operation Big Switch, the last official act of the Korean War.
    (HN, 9/6/98)
1953        Sep 6, Adenauer's CDU won elections in German FR.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1954        Sep 6, A US plane was shot down above Siberia.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1955        Sep 6-1955 Sep 7, Well-orchestrated mobs ran amok in the Greek sections of Istanbul. Churches, shops and cemeteries were looted and desecrated and some people were killed. Provocation, believed to have been orchestrated by the Tactical Mobilization Group of the Special Forces command, led to a mass exodus of ethnic Greeks from Istanbul. In 2005 Speros Vryonis Jr. authored “The Mechanisms of Catastrophe: The Turkish Pogrom of September 6-7, 1955, and the Destruction of the Greek Community of Istanbul.
    (Econ, 8/27/05, p.67)(Econ, 1/2/10, p.38)

1956        Sep 6, Felix Borowski, composer and music critic, died at 84.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1958        Sep 6, Miss Mississippi Mary Ann Mobley was crowned Miss America 1959 in Atlantic City, N.J.
    (AP, 9/6/08)

1965        Sep 6, India and Pakistan began a second war over Kashmir. Pakistan paratroopers raided Punjab. It ended in a cease-fire that left India with control of two-thirds of Kashmir.
    (WSJ, 6/11/96, p.A12)(SFEC, 8/3/97, p.A15)(HN, 9/6/98)(SFC, 6/8/02, p.A20)

1966        Sep 6, A race riot took place in the Summerhill neighborhood of Atlanta, Ga., from Sep 6-11. Blacks rioted after a suspected car thief is shot escaping a white cop and 138 people were arrested with 35 injured. Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee's (SNCC's) Stokely Carmichael is indicted for inciting a riot, and Julian Bond resigns from SNCC.
    (www.theprimeone.com/archives/000113.html)
1966        Sep 6, Margaret Higgins Sanger (b.1883), birth control advocate and founder of the organization that became Planned Parenthood, died. In 1992 Ellen Chesler authored “Woman of Valor: Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement in America. In 2011 Jean H. Baker authored “Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion.”
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Sanger)(SSFC, 12/4/11, p.F1)
1966        Sep 6, South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd was stabbed to death by a deranged page during a parliamentary session in Cape Town. Demitrios Tsafendas was reported to have been insane with the belief that a tapeworm inside his head instructed him to do the killing. In 2001 Henk Van Woerden authored ”The Assassin: A Story of Race and Rage in the Land of Apartheid.”
    (AP, 9/6/97)(SSFC, 7/8/01, DB p.63)

1968        Sep 6, Swaziland in southern Africa gained independence from Britain.
    (http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=EAD%2FGBR%2F0115%2FMarnham%20Q)

1969        Sep 6, "Cabaret" closed at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1166 performances.
    (http://theatre-musical.com/cabaret/show.html)

1970        Sep 6, Palestinian guerrillas seized control of three jetliners which were later blown up on the ground in Jordan after the passengers and crews were evacuated.
    (AP, 9/6/97)

1971        Sep 6, In Montevideo, Uruguay, a hundred Tupamaro guerrillas escaped from prison.
    (WUD, 1994, p. 1688)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ra%C3%BAl_Sendic)

1972        Sep 6, The Summer Olympics resumed in Munich, West Germany, a day after the deadly hostage crisis that claimed the lives of 11 Israelis and five Arab abductors.
    (AP, 9/6/97)

1975        Sep 6, A 6.8 quake along the Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice, Turkey.
    (MC, 9/6/01)

1976        Sep 6, A Soviet pilot landed his MIG-25 in Tokyo and asked for political asylum in the United States.
    (HN, 9/6/98)

1978        Sep 6, Genentech of South San Francisco, Ca., announced the successful laboratory production of human insulin using recombinant DNA technology.
    (www.gene.com/gene/news/press-releases/display.do?method=detail&id=4160)
1978        Sep 6, James Wickwire of Seattle and Louis Reichardt of San Francisco became the first Americans to reach the summit of Pakistan's K-2, the world's second-highest mountain.
    (AP, 9/6/03)
1978        Sep 6, In California a fire destroyed the 4,000-foot-long Island Mountain tunnel of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad.
    (SFEC, 9/7/97, Z1 p.1)(www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,929824)
1978        Sep 6, Bulgarian defector Georgi Markov, living in London, was stabbed in the leg by a man carrying an umbrella; Markov died four days later, an apparent victim of the Bulgarian secret police using a ricin-coated pellet. The assassin was later identified as Francesco Gullino (Guillino, Giullino), code name Piccadilly, an Italian-born Dane, operating under instructions from Vasil Kotsev, Bulgaria’s top spymaster.
    (AP, 9/7/08)(Econ, 9/6/08, p.61)

1979        Sep 6, Pres. Carter designated the first Sunday of September following Labor Day of each year as National Grandparents Day.
    (www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=32826)

1981        Sep 6, "They're Playing Our Song" closed at Imperial NYC after 1082 performances.
    (www.ibdb.com/production.asp?ID=3919)

1983        Sep 6, The USSR admitted to shooting down KAL 007 on Sep 1.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Air_Flight_007)

1984        Sep 6, Lanford Wilson's play "Balm in Gilead," written in 1965, premiered in NYC.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balm_in_Gilead)

1985        Sep 6, Tscherim Soobzokov (b.1924), a former Waffen SS soldier, was killed by a bomb at his home in Patterson, NJ. In 2006, declassified documents of the Central Intelligence Agency confirmed that Soobzokov had been a CIA agent in Jordan and that the agency had misled the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service on Soobzokov's Nazi past.
    (SSFC, 11/14/10, p.A18)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tscherim_Soobzokov)
1985        Sep 6, All 31 people aboard a Midwest Express Airlines DC-9 were killed when the Atlanta-bound jetliner crashed just after takeoff from Milwaukee's Mitchell Field.
    (WSJ, 6/14/96, p.A15)(AP, 9/6/05)

1986        Sep 6, Some 300 invitees paid $5,000 to hear Barbra Streisand's benefit concert. Streisand launched her concert One Voice, in part, as a protest against Reagan-era nuclear arms proliferation in the late Cold War.
    (http://tinyurl.com/y6urea)
1986        Sep 6, An attack on the Neve Shalom synagogue in Istanbul killed 22 people. The Palestinian Abu Nidal group was blamed.
    (NYT, 10/8/04, p.A12)

1987        Sep 6, Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore succeeded in separating 7-month-old Benjamin and Patrick Binder, twin brothers from Ulm, West Germany, who were joined at the head, after 22 hours of surgery.
    (AP, 9/6/97)

1988        Sep 6, Lee Roy Young became the first African-American Texas Ranger in the force's 165-year history.
    (HN, 9/6/98)
1988        Sep 6, A 25-hour drama began as technical problems kept a two-man Soviet space crew from returning to Earth aboard a Soyuz space capsule. The problems were cleared up, and the crew landed safely the next day.
    (AP, 9/6/98)

1989        Sep 6, The Guardian reported that a French police computer had mixed codes and accused 41,000 Parisians of murder and prostitution rather than traffic fines.
    (www.phrack.org/phrack/28/P28-11)
1989        Sep 6, The National Party, the governing party of South Africa, lost nearly a quarter of its parliament seats to far-right and anti-apartheid rivals, its worst setback in four decades.
    (AP, 9/6/99)

1990        Sep 6, Iraq increased pressure on trapped Westerners, warning that anyone trying to leave without permission could face life in prison.
    (AP, 9/6/00)

1991        Sep 6, In the Soviet Union, the State Council, a new executive body composed of President Mikhail S. Gorbachev and republic leaders, recognized the independence of the Baltic states of Estonia Latvia, and Lithuania. All three were admitted into the UN later this month.
    (AP, 9/6/01)(http://countrystudies.us/lithuania/25.htm)

1992        Sep 6, The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga., officially opened and became America’s largest indoor sports arena as well as the home of the Atlanta Falcons.
    (Econ, 5/19/12, p.36)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Dome)
1992        Sep 6, An unidentified 35-year-old man who was the recipient of a transplanted baboon liver died at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 10 weeks after receiving the organ.
    (AP, 9/6/97)

1993        Sep 6, President Clinton visited South Florida, where he met with residents recovering from Hurricane Andrew.
    (AP, 9/6/98)
1993        Sep 6, Jacquelyn McNealy (24) was wounded and partially paralyzed at a Pine Bluff, Ark., concert that featured Tupac Shakur. In 1996 she won a $16.6 million settlement.
    (SFC, 11/21/96, p.A3)
1993        Sep 6, Automakers Renault of France and Volvo of Sweden announced they would merge; however, Volvo canceled the deal the following December.
    (AP, 9/6/98)

1994        Sep 6, Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds and Gerry Adams, head of the IRA's political ally, Sinn Fein, made a joint commitment to peace after their first face-to-face meeting.
    (AP, 9/6/99)

1995        Sep 6, Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig’s record by playing his 2,131st consecutive game.
    (AP, 9/6/00)
1995        Sep 6, The Senate Ethics Committee voted unanimously to recommend expulsion of Oregon Senator Bob Packwood, accused of sexual and official misconduct.
    (AP, 9/6/00)
1995        Sep 6, Los Angeles police detective Mark Fuhrman invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination as he was called back to the witness stand at the O.J. Simpson trial.
    (AP, 9/6/00)
1995        Sep 6, An Ontario Provincial Police sniper fatally wounded protester Dudley George (1957-1995) as police moved in to try to end the occupation of Ipperwash Provincial Park, on the shores of Lake Huron, by demonstrators who were demanding the return of the park and adjacent lands to native ownership. The Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation claimed the park lands as an aboriginal burial ground. In 2007 Ontario said it will return 109 acres to native ownership.
    (Reuters, 12/21/07)
1995        Sep 6, Hurricane “Luis” moved away from the Caribbean after lashing resort islands.
    (AP, 9/6/00)

1996        Sep 6, Eddie Murray of the Baltimore Orioles hit his 500th career home run during a game against the Detroit Tigers, joining Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Willie Mays as the only players with at least 3,000 hits and 500 homers.
    (AP, 9/6/97)
1996        Sep 6, The death toll from Hurricane Fran rose to 17 in Virginia, West Virginia and the Carolinas.
    (AP, 9/6/97)
1996        Sep 6, In Belarus lawmakers challenged the president and added amendments to a referendum that proposed the elimination of the presidency, popular election of local governors and tougher controls on government spending. Earlier in the week Lukashenko had tax service freeze the accounts of 5 leading independent newspapers.
    (SFC, 9/7/96, p.A10)
1996        Sep 6, In Columbia rebels blew up a section of the largest oil pipeline and killed 16 police officers and soldiers.
    (SFC, 9/7/96, p.A9)
1996        Sep 6, The Berggruen art collection opened in Berlin on a loan for ten years. The opening coincided with the publication of the autobiography of Heinz Berggruen: Main Path and Side Paths: Reminiscences of an art collector.
    (WSJ, 9/13/96, p.A8)
1996        Sep 6, The Palestinian Al Quds Univ. in Abu Dis was reopened after a 6-month closure.
    (SFC, 9/7/96, p.A9)

1997        Sep 6, The USS Hopper, the 354th ship in the modern naval fleet, was commissioned. The high-tech destroyer is the 2nd warship to be named after a woman. Grace Hooper (d.1992) was a computer programmer for the Navy until she retired in 1986 at age 79. She coined the term “debugging” when she pulled a moth from her computer.
    (SFEC, 8/31/97, p.B1,3)
1997        Sep 6, In Albania the Socialist government dismissed 17 generals.
    (WSJ, 9/8/97, p.A16)
1997        Sep 6, In Algeria at least 87 people were killed and 100 injured by about 50 attackers in the town of Beni Messous.
    (SFEC, 9/7/97, p.A8)
1997        Sep 6, Britain bade farewell to Princess Diana with a funeral service at Westminster Abbey.
    (AP, 9/6/98)
1997        Sep 6, Weeping masses gathered in Calcutta, India, to pay homage to Mother Teresa, who had died the day before at age 87.
    (AP, 9/6/98)

1998        Sep 6, Connecticut Dr. George Reardon (b.1930) died. He began abusing children in the 1950s as a young doctor in Albany, New York, and continued in Connecticut through the 1980s. In 2011 a jury found St. Francis Hospital in Hartford at fault for failing to protect young patients from abuse by Dr. Reardon. A man who said he suffered abuse as an 8-year-old was awarded $2.75 million.
    (SFC, 7/9/11, p.A5)(http://tinyurl.com/3s682nb)
1998        Sep 6, Divers working off Nova Scotia found the flight data recorder from Swissair Flight 111, which had crashed Sep 2, killing all 229 people on board. However, it turned out the recorder had stopped working several minutes before the crash.
    (AP, 9/6/03)
1998        Sep 6, In Japan Akira Kurosawa, film director, died at age 88.
    (SFC, 9/7/98, p.A21)
1998        Sep 6, North Korea revised its constitution to make Kim Il Sung the country’s “eternal president.”
    (SFC, 9/7/98, p.A10)
1998        Sep 6, In Peshawar, Pakistan, an estimated 15,000 members of the Movement for the Enforcement of Islam in English marched against the American missile attack in Afghanistan. The US did not inform Pakistan of the strikes that crossed Pakistani air space.
    (SFC, 9/7/98, p.A10)(WSJ, 9/14/01, p.A5)

1999        Sep 6, Six large int'l. vitamin companies agreed to settle a price-fixing lawsuit for an estimated $1.1 billion.
    (SFC, 9/7/99, p.A3)

1999        Sep 6, Detroit's teachers reached a tentative agreement and won smaller classes and raises of up to 4%. The union represented 9,200 teachers and some 172,000 students were affected. The teachers ratified the contract two days later.
    (AP, 9/6/00)(SFC, 9/7/99, p.A5)
1999        Sep 6, In Afghanistan opposition fighters attacked the Taliban in Baghlan province and seized 7 military posts.
    (SFC, 9/7/99, p.C1)
1999        Sep 6, Jiang Zemin arrived in Australia, the first visit there by a Chinese president.
    (WSJ, 9/7/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 6, In Dagestan Russian forces used artillery and air power against rebel guerrillas and 2 dozen people were killed on the Chechen side of the border. Fighting in NoIvolakskoye left 14 Russian soldiers dead.
    (SFC, 9/7/99, p.A12)(WSJ, 9/7/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 6, In East Timor martial law was declared by Indonesia as militias began executing independence leaders. A UN peace-keeping force was being formed to cope with the violence. A mass slaying of up to 200 civilians took place in Suai. 3 Roman Catholic priests were among the dead. In 2004 Martenus Bere, Indonesian former militia leader, was indicted for his role in the Suai Church massacre.
    (SFC, 9/7/99, p.A1)(SFC, 11/27/99, p.A14)(AFP, 9/7/09)
1999        Sep 6, In Egypt Said Hassan Suleiman (40) inflicted a light wound with a sharp object On Pres. Mubarak in Port Said. Suleiman was immediately killed by security guards.
    (SFC, 9/7/99, p.A12)
1999        Sep 6, In Israel the High Court ruled that security police have acted illegally by routinely inflicting physical pain on detained Palestinians.
    (SFC, 9/7/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 6, In Libya Moammar Khadafy unveiled plans for a new, safe, 5-passenger "Rocket of the Jamahiriya" automobile.
    (SFC, 9/8/99, p.A16)
1999        Sep 6, In Pakistan 2 bombs injured 11 people, mostly Sunni Muslim students in Karachi.
1999        Sep 6, Russian soldiers in Ranilug, Kosovo, killed 3 Serbs who fired on them and refused to stop beating 2 ethnic Albanians.
    (SFC, 9/7/99, p.A12)

2000        Sep 6, Vice pres. Gore released his economic plan in the form of a 200-page book.
    (SFC, 9/6/00, p.A4)
2000        Sep 6, Michael Swango, a former doctor suspected in a string of poisoning deaths, pleaded guilty to killing three patients in a Long Island, N.Y., hospital, and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
    (AP, 9/6/01)
2000        Sep 6, In Afghanistan the Taliban captured Taloqan, 160 miles north of Kabul. The Taliban lost about 500 soldiers, while the opposition lost about 300.
    (SFC, 9/7/00, p.A12)(SFC, 9/8/00, p.D2)
2000        Sep 6, In Colombia police found a 100-foot submarine under construction by cocaine smugglers 18 miles from Bogota.
    (SFC, 9/8/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 6, Two top officials of Hong Kong Univ. resigned after it was found that they and an advisor had pressured a prominent pollster to suppress surveys critical of Tung Chee-hwa.
    (SFC, 9/6/00, p.A10)
2000        Sep 6, In India the Defense Research Laboratory (DRL) located in Tezpur, Assam, published a report stating that it had achieved a new world record of 855,000 SHU (Scoville heat units) obtained from a Naga Jolokia (bhut jolokia) pepper. Seeds were brought to the US for testing and in the Fall of 2006 Professor Paul Bosland of NMSU succeeded in testing the chili. The Bhut Jolokia was confirmed as the world record holder by Guinness, and in February, 2007 it was official.
    (www.thehottestpepper.com/)
2000        Sep 6, Israeli police officers pummeled 3 Palestinian detainees and took pictures of themselves holding their victims by the hair. The officers were later indicted.
    (SFC, 9/19/00, p.A10)
2000        Sep 6, In Somalia clan fighting left at least 25 people dead and 18 injured in villages north of Mogadishu.
    (WSJ, 9/7/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 6, In West Timor thousands of armed militia rampaged through a UN office in Atambua and killed at least 3 UN workers and burned their bodies. UN relief workers were flown out the next day and 90,000 refugees faced shortages of food and medicine. The militia attack followed the death of Olivio Mendosa Moruk, an East Timorese militia leader. In 2001 Julius Naisama was sentenced to 20 months in jail for his part in the attack. 5 others received sentences of 10-16 months.
    (SFC, 9/7/0, p.A1)(SFC, 9/8/00, p.A12)(SFC, 9/13/00, p.A14)(SFC, 5/5/01, p.D2)
2000        Sep 6, World leaders gathered in NYC for a UN Millennium Summit to bring peace and prosperity to the world.
    (WSJ, 9/5/00, p.A1)(SFC, 9/5/00, p.A10)(SFC, 9/7/00, p.A10)

2001        Sep 6, In SF Barry Bonds became the fifth player in baseball history to hit 60 home runs in a season, connecting in the second inning of San Francisco's game against Arizona.
    (SFC, 9/7/01, p.A1)(AP, 9/6/02)
2001        Sep 6, The NFL referees' union rejected the league's latest contract offer and replacement officials worked the opening weekend of the regular season.
    (AP, 9/6/02)
2001        Sep 6, Pres. Bush named John Danforth as a special envoy to broker a peace agreement in Sudan’s civil war.
    (SFC, 9/7/01, p.A14)
2001        Sep 6, In a dramatic shift, the Bush administration abandoned the Clinton-era effort to break up Microsoft. The US Justice Dept. and 18 states dropped efforts to breakup Microsoft Corp.
    (SFC, 9/7/01, p.A1)(AP, 9/6/02)
2001        Sep 6, The US Senate passed a deadline extension for illegal immigrants to apply for visas.
    (WSJ, 9/7/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 6, Scott Stoll (38) and Dennis Snader (36) set off from San Francisco on a bicycle journey that aimed to cover 24,901.55 miles, equal to the circumference of the Earth. After 3+ years Stoll completed 25,752 miles across North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Stoll ended his adventure on the southern tip of South Africa on October 24, 2004. The Milwaukee native returned to Waukesha where he grew up and his parents still live.
    (SSFC, 2/26/06, p.F3)(www.theargonauts.com)
2001        Sep 6, Mexican President Vicente Fox addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress, urging greater trust between the neighboring countries as the basis for "a new partnership in North America."
    (AP, 9/6/02)
2001        Sep 6, Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric, turned over the leadership to Jeffrey Immelt.
    (SFC, 9/7/01, p.B9)
2001        Sep 6, In Afghanistan the Taliban jailed 35 more people working for a Christian aid organization.
    (SFC, 9/10/01, p.B2)
2001        Sep 6, Britain announced that it would wrap up its mission in Sierra Leone by the end of the month.
    (SFC, 9/7/01, p.A16)
2001        Sep 6, In Colombia gunmen killed a congressman who headed a peace commission.
    (WSJ, 9/7/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 6, Ethiopia banned the Ethiopian Women’s Lawyers Assoc. The group had organized a Feb. march of some 1,000 women to the office of PM Meles Zenawi and parliament to protest domestic violence.
    (SFC, 9/8/01, p.A9)
2001        Sep 6, In Indonesia gunmen killed the rector of the biggest university in Aceh province.
    (WSJ, 9/7/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 6, Israel’s PM Sharon said he was considering a buffer zone to foil terrorists. Foreign Minister Shimon Peres said he would meet with Yasser Arafat next week. Israeli gunships killed 2 Palestinian men. In an apparent reprisal an Israeli soldier was shot dead and an Israeli woman seriously wounded along the “green line.”
    (SFC, 9/7/01, p.A14)
2001        Sep 6, North and South Korea agreed to resume talks next week.
    (SFC, 9/7/01, p.A16)
2001        Sep 6, In Zimbabwe Foreign Minister Stan Mudenge pledged to abide by a brokered deal to stop violent takeovers of white-owned farms. The government agreed to “restore the rule of law to the process of land reform.”
    (SFC, 9/8/01, p.A8)

2002        Sep 6, Meeting outside Washington D.C., for only the second time since 1800, Congress convened in New York to pay homage to the victims and heroes of Sept. 11, 2001.
    (AP, 9/6/03)
2002        Sep 6, US officials reported that the assets of Wa'el Hamza Julaidan, alleged al Qaeda financier, had been frozen, and that he had been located in Saudi Arabia.
    (SFC, 9/7/02, p.A8)
2002        Sep 6, A US Navy helicopter crashed in the Persian Gulf, killing an American television cameraman and injuring four sailors.
    (AP, 9/6/02)
2002        Sep 6, Salvatore Gravano, mob turncoat aka Sammy the Bull, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. In 1998 Gravano, took over his son's failing Arizona drug-dealing operation, an ecstasy drug ring. Gravano pleaded guilty in 2001.
    (SFC, 5/26/01, p.A6)(SFC, 9/7/02, p.A4)
2002        Sep 6, A jury in Pensacola, Fla., convicted 13- and 14-year-old brothers of murdering their sleeping father with a baseball bat in an unusual case in which an adult friend was acquitted of the crime under a different prosecution theory. The judge threw out the convictions and ordered mediation; Alex and Derek King later pleaded guilty to third-degree murder. Alex was sentenced to seven years and Derek to eight years.
    (AP, 9/6/03)
2002        Sep 6, Iran reported the successful test fire of a Fateh 110 A ballistic missile.
    (SFC, 9/7/02, p.A5)
2002        Sep 6, Israel attacked a factory in the Gaza Strip with missiles fired from helicopters after a Palestinian "mega" bomb attempt was thwarted a day earlier.
    (AP, 9/6/02)(SFC, 9/6/02, p.A14)
2002        Sep 6, In India the film "Ek Chhoti Si Love Story" (A Short Love Story) was released across India despite a court order and attacks on some theatres, has kicked up a controversy over its explicit sexual content.
    (Reuters, 9/7/02)
2002        Sep 6, In Indian Kashmir suspected Muslim rebels shot dead Sheikh Abdul Rehman, a politician contesting state elections, in the first killing of a candidate since the campaign began.
    (Reuters, 9/6/02)
2002        Sep 6, Jews began Rosh Hashanah at sunset. This ended their year 5762 and began year 5763.
    (SFC, 9/7/02, p.A1)   
2002        Sep 6, Mexico said it was withdrawing from the 1947 Inter-American Reciprocal Defense Treaty designed to protect the Americas against communism, a year after President Vicente Fox called the agreement obsolete.
    (AP, 9/6/02)
2002        Sep 6, A Yemeni man died when a bomb he was carrying exploded in a crowded market in San'a, injuring two bystanders.
    (AP, 9/6/02)

2003        Sep 6, Fabian, the most powerful hurricane to hit Bermuda in 50 years pushed away from the British territory after deadly winds split trees and swept trucks off roads. Four people were missing and feared dead.
    (AP, 9/6/03)
2003        Sep 6, In central Colombia soldiers killed at least 25 suspected rebels and paramilitary fighters in three military operations.
    (AP, 9/6/03)
2003        Sep 6, The European Union said it will declare all wings of the militant Palestinian group Hamas a terrorist organization and freeze its assets after dozens of deadly attacks in Israel.
    (AP, 9/6/03)
2003        Sep 6, In Indian-controlled Kashmir a bomb targeting an army convoy exploded in the main wholesale market for fruit, killing six people, including an army officer, and wounding 25.
    (AP, 9/6/03)
2003        Sep 6, An Israeli missile strike on Gaza City lightly wounded Hamas founder Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the highest-ranking member of the militant group to be targeted by Israel in recent weeks.
    (AP, 9/6/03)
2003        Sep 6, Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, whose support was considered essential to any prospect of peace success, submitted his resignation.
    (AP, 9/6/03)
2003        Sep 6, In Taiwan thousands of pro-independence activists marched in the capital, demanding that the island's official name be changed from the Republic of China to Taiwan.
    (AP, 9/6/03)

2004        Sep 6, Former Pres. Clinton (58) underwent successful quadruple heart bypass surgery in NYC.
    (SFC, 9/4/04, p.A1)(SFC, 9/7/04, p.A1)
2004        Sep 6, Former hurricane Frances pounded the Florida Panhandle as a tropical storm.
    (AP, 9/6/05)
2004        Sep 6, Harvey Wheeler (85), co-author with Eugene Burdick of “Fail-Safe” (1962), died. The novel was turned into a 1964 film by Sidney Lumet.
    (SFC, 12/28/04, p.D12)
2004        Sep 6, Algeria's largest Islamic rebel group with ties to al Qaeda said it has appointed a new chief, known as an explosives expert, as it tries to regroup following the loss of key leaders in recent gun battles with authorities.
    (Reuters, 9/6/04)
2004        Sep 6, In southwest China at least 90 people were killed and 77 were missing after some of the worst rainstorms in recent years triggered landslides and flash floods.
    (AP, 9/6/04)
2004        Sep 6, Colombia’s attorney general's office ordered the arrest of a military officer and two soldiers in connection with the killing of three union officials last month.
    (AP, 9/6/04)
2004        Sep 6, The Supreme Court ordered the Dominican government to relinquish control of the country's oldest daily newspaper, which was taken over more than a year ago amid a major bank scandal.
    (AP, 9/6/04)
2004        Sep 6, India and Pakistan ended 2-day talks to settle their dispute over Kashmir. Yasin Malik, the chairman of pro-independence Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), said the dispute could not be settled unless residents of the region are included in talks. India’s Natwar Singh and Pakistan’s Khurshid Kasuri closed the 1st stage of an 8-part “composite” dialogue.
    (AFP, 9/6/04)(Econ, 9/11/04, p.38)
2004        Sep 6, An apparent suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed vehicle on the outskirts of Fallujah, killing seven U.S. Marines and three Iraqi national guardsmen.
    (AP, 9/6/04)
2004        Sep 6, An Israeli military satellite fell into the Mediterranean Sea after a botched launch from southern Israel.
    (AP, 9/6/04)
2004        Sep 6, In Lebanon 4 Cabinet ministers resigned to protest the extension of President Emile Lahoud's term.
    (AP, 9/6/04)

2005        Sep 6, Pres. Bush said the US government could end up spending as much as $200 billion to care for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. President Bush and Congress pledged to open separate investigations into the sluggish federal response to Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans' broken levees.
    (WSJ, 9/7/05, p.A1)(AP, 9/6/06)
2005        Sep 6, New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin instructed law enforcement officers and the US military to evacuate all holdouts for their own safety. He warned that the fetid water could spread disease and that natural gas was leaking all over town.
    (AP, 9/6/05)
2005        Sep 6, The California Legislature became the first legislative body in the nation to approve same-sex marriages, but Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger later vetoed the bill.
    (SFC, 9/7/05, p.A1)(AP, 9/6/06)
2005        Sep 6, The SF Board of Education voted to invoke a compatibility clause as schools Superintendent Arlene Ackerman resigned. She said she would remain until June 30, 2006.
    (SFC, 9/7/05, p.B1)
2005        Sep 6, The Wikipedia, which surged this year to become the most popular reference site on the Web, was fast overtaking several major news sites as the place where people swarm for context on breaking events. The online encyclopedia, based in St. Petersburg, Fla., was written entirely by volunteers.
    (Reuters, 9/6/05)(SFC, 12/6/05, p.A1)
2005        Sep 6, Jack Real (90), aviation pioneer, died in Ca. He helped develop the Apache helicopter and wrote the book “The Asylum of Howard Hughes” (2003) about his friendship with billionaire Howard Hughes.
    (SFC, 9/15/05, p.B7)(http://tinyurl.com/7bsk4)
2005        Sep 6, Australia staged a high seas arrest of a Cambodian-flagged ship with an international crew suspected of fishing illegally in sub-Antarctic waters.
    (AFP, 9/10/05)
2005        Sep 6, In Australia Donna Fitchett (46) murdered her 2 sons aged 9 & 11. She was first convicted in 2008 and sentenced to 24 years prison. She appealed her conviction and was granted a retrial in May, 2010. A jury again found her guilty after she admitted drugging her sons and then strangling one and smothering the other. On Sep 1, 2010, she was sentenced her to 27 years in prison.
    (AP, 9/1/10)
2005        Sep 6, In Brazil thousands of anti-corruption demonstrators rallied in Sao Paulo, demanding harsh punishment for politicians caught up in a bribery scandal shaking the administration of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
    (AP, 9/6/05)
2005        Sep 6, China’s state media reported that Muslim separatists in western China have carried out 260 attacks in the past decade, killing 160 people and injuring 440.
    (AP, 9/6/05)
2005        Sep 6,    Eugenia Charles (b.1919), former PM of Dominica (1980-1995), died. She invited Ronald Reagan to invade Grenada in 1983.
    (SFC, 9/8/05, p.B7)(Econ, 9/17/05, p.90)
2005        Sep 6, Dominican Republic legislators overwhelmingly approved a free-trade agreement with the US and five Central American countries, rejecting arguments that the pact would devastate the domestic sugar industry. The other five countries are Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Costa Rica and Nicaragua had not yet ratified the pact.
    (AP, 9/6/05)
2005        Sep 6, In Iraq US Marine jets attacked two bridges across the Euphrates River near the Syrian border to prevent insurgents from moving foreign fighters and munitions toward Baghdad and other cities. 2 US troops were reported killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad.
    (AP, 9/6/05)(WSJ, 9/7/05, p.A1)
2005        Sep 6, Israel said it its has authorized construction of 117 homes in one of the West Bank's largest settlements and approved preliminary plans for another 3,000 housing units there, despite repeated US appeals to freeze settlement expansion.
    (AP, 9/6/05)
2005        Sep 6, Italy's Fiat SpA is to launch a new version of its Punto, Fiat's most popular model. The company has sold 6 million Puntos since launching the car in 1993. In 1997 the Punto became the best-selling car in Europe, with 600,000 models sold.
    (AP, 9/5/05)
2005        Sep 6, Nine countries: Antigua, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Dominica, Suriname, St. Kitts, St. Vincent and the Dominican Republic, signed oil deals with Venezuela in Jamaica. Cuba and Jamaica had previously signed. Chavez urged Caribbean governments to consider Cuba-style socialism as an alternative to capitalism.
    (AP, 9/11/05)
2005        Sep 6, In Jamaica opposition-led protests left one person dead.
    (WSJ, 9/8/05, p.A1)
2005        Sep 6, Japan said it had completed the 20-year privatization of the nation's biggest telecommunications company.
    (AP, 9/6/05)
2005        Sep 6, Typhoon Nabi lashed southern Japan and South Korea driving more than 300,000 people from their homes. At least 9 people were killed, and 16 people were missing, including two in South Korea.
    (AP, 9/6/05)
2005        Sep 6, Pakistan said it has sent 9,500 more troops to the border with Afghanistan to prevent infiltration by militants intent on disrupting Afghan elections later this month.
    (AP, 9/6/05)
2005        Sep 6, Rwanda said Maj. Gen. Laurent Munyakazi has been arrested on suspicion of playing a key role in the 1994 genocide in which more than half a million Tutsis and moderates from the Hutu majority were killed.
    (AP, 9/6/05)
2005        Sep 6, Father Guy Theunis, a Belgian priest, was arrested in Rwanda on suspicion of involvement in the 1994 genocide. Judicial sources said Theunis was accused of republishing extracts of items from an extremist magazine known as "Kangura" which they said incited hatred and violence.
    (AP, 9/8/05)
2005        Sep 6, Saudi security forces stormed a villa in Dammam where Islamic militants were holed up, ending 3 days of fierce fighting that killed 4 policemen and a number of militants.
    (AP, 9/6/05)
2005        Sep 6, Lars Erik Petersson, former chief executive of Sweden's largest insurer, Skandia, was charged with fraud for allegedly handing out large bonuses to other executives without board approval.
    (AP, 9/6/05)

2006        Sep 6, Pres. Bush acknowledged that the CIA had subjected dozens of detainees to “tough” interrogation at secret prisons abroad and that 14 remaining detainees have been transferred to the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.
    (SFC, 9/7/06, p.A1)
2006        Sep 6, In Phoenix, Arizona, police arrested Mark Goudeau (42), a construction worker, for 2 sexual assaults. In December police identified Goudeau as the Baseline Killer and recommended charging him with 71 counts including 9 murders committed from August, 2005, to June, 2006. His trial opened in 2011.
    (www.amw.com/fugitives/brief.cfm?id=39736)(SFC, 12/8/06, p.A13)(SFC, 6/7/11, p.A4)
2006        Sep 6, In Chicago George Ryan (72), former Illinois governor, was sentenced to 6½ years in prison for offenses including racketeering, conspiracy and fraud.
    (SFC, 9/7/06, p.A4)
2006        Sep 6, Philadelphia’s Art Commission voted 6-2 to move a 2,000-pound bronze statue of Rocky Balboa, commissioned by actor Sylvester Stallone, out of storage and onto a street-level pedestal near the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
    (SFC, 9/7/06, p.A2)
2006        Sep 6, Andy Ross, owner of Cody’s bookstore in Berkeley, Ca., announced that the store had been sold to Yohan Inc., a book company based in Tokyo.
    (SFC, 9/7/06, p.C1)
2006        Sep 6, Intel announced it would cut more than a tenth of its workforce as part of a drive to become more efficient in the face of tough competition in the computer chip market.
    (AFP, 9/6/06)
2006        Sep 6, Reporting in the Annals of Internal Medicine, European researchers said virgin olive oil may be particularly effective at lowering heart disease risk because of its high level of antioxidant plant compounds.
    (Reuters, 9/6/06)
2006        Sep 6, Research reported in Nature magazine said thawing permafrost, due to global warming, is releasing trapped methane at a much higher rate than was assumed.
    (WSJ, 9/7/06, p.A1)
2006        Sep 6, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf held talks on counterterrorism in Kabul. NATO forces killed 21 militants in air and ground attacks in southern Kandahar province. Afghan police killed four Taliban fighters in southeastern Paktiya province. 3 British soldiers were killed.
    (AP, 9/6/06)(AP, 9/7/06)(WSJ, 9/7/06, p.A1)
2006        Sep 6, Six junior members of British Prime Minister Tony Blair's government resigned to protest his refusal to set a date to leave office amid a growing Labour Party revolt.
    (AP, 9/6/06)
2006        Sep 6, State media said hundreds of people in northwestern China have been hospitalized with lead poisoning that was likely caused by pollution from a nearby smelter. The first sign of trouble in the villages of Xinsi and Moba, Gansu province, came on Aug. 18.
    (AP, 9/6/06)
2006        Sep 6, In eastern India 50 miners were killed after an explosion inside a state-owned coal mine in Jharkhand state.
    (AP, 9/7/06)(AP, 9/8/06)
2006        Sep 6, An Indonesian appeals court sentenced four Australian members of a drug smuggling ring to death, prompting a protest from the Australian government. Scott Rush, Tan Duc Than Nguyen, Si Yi Chen and Matthew Norman had originally received life terms for trying to take home more than 18 pounds of heroin from Indonesia's resort island of Bali last year.
    (AP, 9/6/06)
2006        Sep 6, Iran unveiled its first locally manufactured fighter plane during large-scale military exercises. The report said the bomber Saegheh is similar to the American F-18 fighter plane, but "more powerful."
    (AP, 9/6/06)
2006        Sep 6, Iraq executed 27 "terrorists" convicted by Iraqi courts of killings and rapes in several provinces. 2 bombs exploded in northern Baghdad within minutes of each other, killing at least nine people and wounding 39 others. In northeastern Baghdad, gunmen opened fire on a procession of pilgrims heading to the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles south of Baghdad, killing one person and wounding two. Mortar attacks in residential areas in Diyala province, north of Baghdad, killed three people: a 2-year-old child in the Khan Bani Saad area and two people in Muqdadiyah. In Baqouba gunmen killed three construction workers waiting for a bus. An employee in the Diyala police and army coordination office was shot to death as she left her house in the city's Tahrir neighborhood. Gunmen also killed the owner of a food store in the same area. Gunmen, in Baghdad kidnapped the nephew of Iraq's parliament speaker, Mahmoud al-Mashhadani. 2 American soldiers were killed in separate incidents. Attacks across Iraq left 36 dead and 29 corpses were found.
    (AP, 9/6/06)(AP, 9/7/06)(WSJ, 9/7/06, p.A1)
2006        Sep 6, Japan's Princess Kiko gave birth to the royal family's first male heir in four decades. The male heir was named Hisahito, meaning "virtuous, calm and everlasting"
    (AP, 9/6/06)(AP, 9/12/06)
2006        Sep 6, In Macau Steve Wynn, American gambling mogul, opened his $1.2 billion Wynn Macau, a near replica of his Nevada casino.
    (WSJ, 9/7/06, p.A1)
2006        Sep 6, Mexico’s newly declared President-elect Felipe Calderon began building his government and his supporters called on backers of leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to end weeks of national protests over the disputed July 2 election. Gunmen barged into a bar in central Mexico and tossed five human heads on the dance floor. An avalanche left 10 villagers dead in northern Mexico.
    (AP, 9/6/06)(AP, 9/7/06)
2006        Sep 6, Mexican authorities arrested Jaime Maya Duran, a reputed major figure in one of Colombia's largest and most feared drug cartels responsible for nearly half of the cocaine smuggled into the US. He was flown immediately to New York, where he is under indictment on drug trafficking and money laundering charges.
    (AP, 9/8/06)
2006        Sep 6, Unpaid employees in the Palestinian prime minister's office joined a widespread strike that is challenging the survival of the Hamas-led government. Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams met with a Hamas legislator in the West Bank and advised Israel and the Palestinians to solve their problems using the Northern Ireland formula, negotiations.
    (AP, 9/7/06)
2006        Sep 6, The Philippine government said it will take full control of Manila airport's controversial new airport terminal despite an international court ruling to return it to its builders. Philippine International Air Terminals Co Inc (PIATCO) built the terminal under a "build-operate-transfer" contract, but in 2002 President Arroyo revoked the contract on the grounds that certain terms were illegally renegotiated by Joseph Estrada, her deposed predecessor.
    (AP, 9/6/06)
2006        Sep 6, A fire broke out aboard the Daniil Moskovsky, a Russian nuclear submarine in the Barents Sea, killing two crew members and injuring another. The navy said there was no radiation threat.
    (AP, 9/7/06)
2006        Sep 6, More than 80 international scientists and academics released a letter that condemned South Africa's AIDS policies as ineffective and immoral and called for the firing of the health minister in a letter to President Thabo Mbeki.
    (AP, 9/6/06)
2006        Sep 6, Sudanese security forces in Khartoum fired tear gas and beat demonstrators with sticks in a crackdown on protests against price increases for basic goods, after thwarting similar protests a week ago. In Khartoum the beheaded body of Mohammed Taha Mohammed Ahmed, editor-in-chief of the independent daily Al-Wifaq, was recovered, a day after he was kidnapped by gunmen. He had been accused of insulting Islam. A group claiming to be al-Qaida's branch in Sudan said that it killed the chief editor. In 2007 ten people were sentenced to death for the murder and beheading of Ahmed.
    (Reuters, 9/6/06)(AP, 9/7/06)(AP, 9/13/06)(AP, 11/10/07)

2007        Sep 6, A Pentagon spokesman said 16 detainees from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been transferred to the custody of Saudi Arabia.
    (AP, 9/7/07)
2007        Sep 6, FBI agents arrested 12 people, including 11 public officials, in New Jersey on charges of taking bribes in exchange for influencing the awarding of public contracts. Mims Hackett Jr., mayor of Orange, was among those arrested.
    (SFC, 9/7/07, p.A3)(WSJ, 5/27/08, p.A2)
2007        Sep 6, Authorities in Colorado arrested Norman Hsu (56), a fugitive political fundraiser. Hsu had failed to appear in a Redwood City, Ca., courtroom on Sep 5, following bail over a 1992 fraud conviction. It was later reported that Hsu had recently received $40 million from Source Financing Investors LLC, an investment fund run by Joel Rosenman, one of the creators of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, and that the money was missing. On Sep 19 the fund filed suit against Hsu.
    (SFC, 9/7/07, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/12/07, p.A1)(SFC, 9/20/07, p.A1)
2007        Sep 6, Martin Villegas, Mexican boot maker to world leaders, including President Bush and Vicente Fox, was arrested in Colorado along with two other Mexican nationals and two US residents following a three-year undercover operation by US Fish and Wildlife Service agents. The five allegedly made 25 illegal shipments of banned skins into the US since 2005.
    (AP, 9/22/07)
2007        Sep 6, A cocktail of artificial colors and the commonly-used preservative sodium benzoate are linked to hyperactivity in children, according to a ground-breaking study published by The Lancet.
    (AFP, 9/6/07)
2007        Sep 6, Scientists reported that the Israeli acute paralysis virus, first identified in the Middle East in 2004, is associated with the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), which was wreaking havoc on commercial bees in the US.
    (SFC, 9/7/07, p.A8)(Econ, 9/8/07, p.83)
2007        Sep 6, Madeleine L’Engle (b.1918), author, died in Litchfield, Conn. Her more than 60 books included “A Wrinkle in Time” (1962), winner of the 1963 Newberry Medal for best American children’s book.
    (SFC, 9/8/07, p.A2)
2007        Sep 6, Alex (31), a gifted African Grey parrot that could count to six, identify colors and even express frustration with repetitive scientific trials, died at Brandeis Univ., Mass., after 30 years of helping researchers better understand the avian brain.
    (AP, 9/12/07)(Econ, 9/22/07, p.103)
2007        Sep 6, Afghan and US-led coalition forces killed "more than 20" insurgents in an eight-hour battle that saw coalition aircraft bombing and strafing enemy positions in Kandahar province.  Two NATO soldiers were killed in two separate bomb blasts in southern Afghanistan.
    (AP, 9/7/07)
2007        Sep 6, In Algeria a bomb ripped through a crowd waiting for the Algerian president to arrive in Batna, killing 22 people and injuring more than 107.
    (AFP, 9/7/07)
2007        Sep 6, Australian PM John Howard said he would tell Russian President Vladimir Putin that he would not approve the sale of uranium to Moscow if there was any possibility it could be resold to Iran or Syria.
    (Reuters, 9/6/07)
2007        Sep 6, In Australia Pacific Rim nations agreed that climate change was of "vital interest," but officials squabbled over whether their leaders should include energy efficiency targets in a statement at their annual summit. China’s President Hu Jintao, on the defensive over recalls of tainted toothpaste, pet food and toys, told President Bush that Beijing was stepping up product safety inspections.
    (AP, 9/6/07)
2007        Sep 6, Media reports said China has created its first agency to combat corruption, a rampant problem that the country's communist leadership has said is a threat to their rule. State media also reported that Chinese computer hackers are infiltrating British government networks, giving them access to secret information.
    (AP, 9/7/07)(AFP, 9/6/07)
2007        Sep 6, Ayman Ismail Hassan, one of the key witnesses and co-defendants in the trial of Egyptian opposition leader Ayman Nour, was found hanged in his prison cell in Cairo. "I confessed to forgery under pressure from officers from state security," Hassan told reporters on June 30, 2005, after his lawyer told the court he had changed his plea to not guilty.
    (Reuters, 9/6/07)
2007        Sep 6, Fiji's military-led government imposed a monthlong state of emergency, accusing the prime minister who was ousted in a coup last year of seeking to "destabilize" the South Pacific nation.
    (AP, 9/7/07)
2007        Sep 6, German police hunted for about a dozen people suspected of plotting massive bomb attacks against Americans in a plot whose discovery fanned debate over increasing official surveillance powers.
    (AP, 9/6/07)
2007        Sep 6, Indonesia and Russia signed a $1 billion defense deal that will allow Indonesia to buy dozens of helicopters, tanks and submarines, part of visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin's efforts to boost his country's military clout in Asia.
    (AP, 9/6/07)
2007        Sep 6, The Iraqi government announced it was adding millions of dollars to the budget of the western province of Anbar to help rebuild the region. Gunmen opened fire on Sunni worshippers in a drive-by shooting following evening prayers in Kirkuk, killing at least three people and wounding four. American and Iraqi Special Forces clashed with suspected Shiite militiamen in western Baghdad before calling in airstrikes. Residents and police said at least 14 people were killed. A roadside bomb exploded next to a group of construction workers in the predominantly Shiite area of Zafaraniyah, killing one and injuring five. Authorities discovered five bodies, two in Baghdad's southern Dora area and 3 in the western Amil area, all blindfolded and shot with their hands bound. In Tikrit a car bomb near a gas station killed two civilians and wounded 14 others. In several operations targeting al-Qaida in Iraq, US troops killed six terrorist suspects and detained 25 others. Four US Marines were killed in fighting in Anbar province, and three soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in northern Iraq.
    (AP, 9/6/07)(AP, 9/7/07)
2007        Sep 6, Legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti (71), who brought opera to the masses with his powerful voice and jovial personality, died of pancreatic cancer in Modena.
    (AP, 9/6/07)
2007        Sep 6, Israeli troops backed by tanks and bulldozers crossed into southern Gaza to strike at Palestinian militants and 10 militants were killed. Palestinian militants said fighters in a pickup truck and jeep crashed through a fence on the Gaza-Israel border and attacked an Israeli army post. An Israeli airstrike hit in Syria where it was believed weapons, being sent from Iran to the militant Islamic group in Lebanon, were stored. It was later reported that the airstrike was aimed at a partly constructed nuclear reactor.
    (AP, 9/6/07)(AP, 9/12/07)(SSFC, 10/14/07, p.A19)
2007        Sep 6, Jamaica's electoral office confirmed the Labor Party's victory in a close election, sealing its return to power after 18 years in opposition. The center right JLP won 50.1% of the popular vote and 32 of 60 seats in parliament.
    (AP, 9/7/07)(Econ, 9/8/07, p.42)
2007        Sep 6, Japan and North Korea wrapped up a rare meeting without a breakthrough in an emotional row over kidnappings, but they pledged to keep talking amid small signs of hope between the arch-rivals.
    (AP, 9/6/07)
2007        Sep 6, In Nicaragua the death toll from Hurricane Felix rose to more than 40 as rescuers searched the seas and civil defense workers reached isolated communities devastated by the Category 5 storm. Scores of others remained missing.
    (AP, 9/6/07)
2007        Sep 6, In Nigeria 5 people, including two policemen, were shot dead in a failed attempt to rob a bank in Lagos.
    (AFP, 9/6/07)
2007        Sep 6, In Paraguay former Gen. Lino Cesar Oviedo (67) was released from prison after serving 5 years of a 10-year sentence. He quickly declared his ambition to govern the country.
    (SFC, 9/7/07, p.A3)
2007        Sep 6, An unmanned Russian rocket carrying a Japanese communications satellite malfunctioned after liftoff, sending parts crashing in an uninhabited part of Kazakhstan and triggering concerns about environmental damage.
    (AP, 9/6/07)
2007        Sep 6, The US and Chinese presidents set aside their differences on Taiwan and put pressure on the island to drop plans for a referendum on UN membership.
    (AP, 9/6/07)
2007        Sep 6, Mark Weil (55), an Uzbek theater director whose productions caused controversy in the tightly controlled former Soviet republic, was stabbed to death outside his home in Tashkent. The llkhom Theater of Tashkent, which Weil founded in 1(SFC, 5/16/08, p.)976, was the first independent theater in the Soviet Union.
    (AP, 9/8/07)(SFC, 5/17/08, p.E10)
2007        Sep 6, Pope Benedict XVI met with Israeli President Shimon Peres, as the elder statesman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate continued his visit to Italy amid an international push for peace in the Middle East.
    (AP, 9/6/07)

2008        Sep 6, The $500 million GeoEye-1, a super-sharp Earth-imaging satellite, was launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the Central California coast. GeoEye Inc. said that in black-and-white mode, the satellite can distinguish objects on the Earth's surface as small as 16 inches.
    (AP, 9/7/08)
2008        Sep 6, Tropical Storm Hanna blew hard and dumped rain in eastern North Carolina and Virginia, but caused little damage beyond isolated flooding and power outages as it quickly headed north toward New England.
    (AP, 9/6/08)
2008        Sep 6, In Martinez, Ca., Jose Felix Sandoval, in search of his estranged wife, killed her cousin and a police sergeant, before he was fatally shot by police officers.
    (SFC, 9/7/08, p.A1)
2008        Sep 6, The 45 nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) overcame fierce obstacles and approved a landmark US plan to engage in atomic trade with India, a deal that reverses more than three decades of American policy. The plan still needs backing from US Congress.
    (AP, 9/6/08)
2008        Sep 6, In Afghanistan a suicide bomb attack by a fake beggar inside a regional prosecutor's office and a shoot-out between police and Taliban militants killed 15 people.
    (AP, 9/6/08)
2008        Sep 6, Angolan election officials extended voting by a day in the capital, but said the logistical problems that marred the first balloting in 16 years were confined to Luanda.
    (AP, 9/6/08)
2008        Sep 6, Thousands of Armenians lined the streets of the Yerevan to protest the first-ever visit by a Turkish leader and to demand that Turkey acknowledge the World War I massacres of Armenian civilians as genocide.
    (www.interfax.com/3/425662/news.aspx)
2008        Sep 6, Cuba politely declined a US offer to send a disaster assessment team to the island after Hurricane Gustav, saying it would rather Washington suspend restrictions on travel and the sale of food and other materials it needs to recover.
    (AP, 9/6/08)
2008        Sep 6, In Egypt massive boulders fell from the towering Muqattam cliffs onto a shanty town outside Cairo and buried dozens of homes. The death toll rose on a daily basis and reached 103 on Sep 19. According to residents, there could be up to 500 people buried under the hundreds of tons of rock that fell. In 2010 a court convicted the Cairo deputy governor for the rock slide that killed 119 people and sentenced him to five years in prison. The court found Mahmoud Yassin and seven lesser officials guilty of manslaughter.
    (AP, 9/6/08)(AP, 9/13/08)(AP, 9/20/08)(AP, 5/26/10)
2008        Sep 6, In Greece the body of Amphithea Tanida (36) was found wrapped in sheets in a bathroom in her parents' villa at Amarynthos on Evia. Masami Tanida (77), a retired Japanese diplomat, and his wife Maria (67) were arrested the next day and charged with murdering their daughter.
    (AP, 9/8/08)
2008        Sep 6, In Iraq a suicide car bomber blasted an outdoor market in northern Tal Afar city, killing six people and wounding 54. Kurdish security forces raided a house in Irbil province, killed a suspected member of an al-Qaida front group and captured a 17-year-old girl wearing an explosives vest.
    (AP, 9/6/08)
2008        Sep 6, Yahoo! Japan announced support for victimized users whose Yahoo IDs were used illegally. The company admitted that its online auction site suffered a huge security breach and agreed to reimburse users who had been charged fees relating to fraudulent transactions.
    (http://blog.trendmicro.com/caution-needed-jp-yahoo-auctions-site-phished/)(Econ, 10/18/08, p.76)
2008        Sep 6, In Indian Kashmir thousands of angry people took to the streets to denounce the killing of a protester by government troops, who fired rubber bullets and tear gas shells at Muslim demonstrators chanting anti-India slogans.
    (AP, 9/6/08)
2008        Sep 6, Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of slain former premier Benazir Bhutto, became Pakistan's new president after winning a landslide election victory in separate votes in the federal and provincial assemblies. Overnight clashes left 24 people killed after residents of a village in the volatile northwest foiled a militant kidnap attempt, then were attacked. An explosives-packed pickup truck blew up at a police checkpoint on the outskirts of Peshawar, killing 37 people.
    (AP, 9/6/08)(AP, 9/7/08)(Econ, 9/20/08, p.55)
2008        Sep 6-2008 Sep 7, In the southern Philippines 6 people were killed after a landslide triggered by heavy rains buried houses in the village of Masara. Another landslide the next day killed 5 more people there. At least 16 people were left missing.
    (AFP, 9/6/08)(AP, 9/7/08)
2008        Sep 6, In Sri Lanka air force helicopters bombed rebel bunkers in the rebel-held Mullaittivu district to support advancing ground troops.
    (AP, 9/6/08)
2008        Sep 6, Sudanese forces launched ground and air attacks on two rebel bases in North Darfur, killing an unknown number of people.
    (AP, 9/6/08)
2008        Sep 6, Swaziland King Mswati III celebrated his 40th birthday and the nation’s 40th year of independence in a lavish extravaganza officially estimated at $2.5 million, but widely believed to have cost 5 times more. Mswati remained Africa’s last absolute monarch and lived a luxurious lifestyle with his 13 wives. Some 70% of the population of 1 million lived below the poverty line and nearly 40% of adults were infected with the AIDS virus.
    (SFC, 9/7/08, p.A9)
2008        Sep 6, Hurricane Ike barreled toward the Turks and Caicos as a powerful Category 3 storm, prompting an exodus of tourists and locals from the normally idyllic Atlantic island chain.
    (AP, 9/6/08)

2009        Sep 5, Milwaukee police arrested Walter Ellis (49) after DNA evidence linked him to the slaying of 9 women, including 8 suspected prostitutes, dating back to 1986.
    (SFC, 9/7/09, p.A6)
2009        Sep 6, British PM Gordon Brown said he would support compensation claims against Libya by families of IRA victims who say Tripoli helped to arm the guerrillas.
    (Reuters, 9/6/09)
2009        Sep 6, In Ecuador Lt. Col. John Merino, President Rafael Correa's chief of security, died of swine flu. Ecuador has reported 36 confirmed deaths from swine flu as of last week, along with 1,382 infected.
    (AP, 9/7/09)
2009        Sep 6, The El Salvador navy said it has found 76 migrants aboard a boat in the Pacific. They included 25 Bangladeshis, 25 Nepalese, 21 Eritreans and five Ecuadoreans. The boat had set sail a week ago from the Ecuadorean port of Manta.
    (AP, 9/7/09)
2009        Sep 6, In Hong Kong a man hurled acid at pedestrians in the Mong Kok shopping district, in the neighborhood's fourth acid attack in a year. The attacker (28), arrested nearby, targeted a couple strolling through the district, but also hurt nine others.
    (AP, 9/6/09)
2009        Sep 6, In Iran Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez sealed an agreement to export 20,000 barrels per day of gasoline to Iran. The deal would give Tehran a cushion if the West carries out threats of fuel sanctions over Iran's nuclear program. The two countries also agreed to set up a bank together to help finance joint projects.
    (AP, 9/7/09)
2009        Sep 6, In Iraq a gunman broke into a house in Mosul, killing a 3-year-old girl and her grandmother before fleeing. Gunmen also attacked checkpoints in the city, killing three policemen. In southeast Baghdad, a car parked near a security checkpoint exploded, killing one person and wounding five civilians.
    (AP, 9/6/09)
2009        Sep 6, In Mexico attackers shot four men to death in a motel parking lot in the border city of Ciudad Juarez.
    (AP, 9/8/09)
2009        Sep 6, Pakistani military destroyed two training centers and 17 militant homes. 2 people kidnapped by militants were recovered. Troops killed 33 militants during the latest action to pacify the Khyber Pass. Thousands of civilians were reported fleeing the latest military operation in the northwestern Khyber tribal region. 3 policemen were found fatally shot, each by a single bullet to the head, west of Islamabad.
    (AP, 9/6/09)(AP, 9/7/09)
2009        Sep 6, In the southern Philippines the Superferry 9, carrying nearly 1,000 passengers, sank leaving at least 9 people dead. After rescue efforts one passenger was left unaccounted.
    (AFP, 9/6/09)(AP, 9/7/09)
2009        Sep 6, Somali authorities, who say they were not informed of a hostage exchange plan, stopped a deal to swap three hostages held by Somali pirates with 23 suspected pirates, who had been held in the Seychelles.
    (AP, 9/7/09)
2009        Sep 6, Six South Koreans camping and fishing along a river flowing from North Korea were swept away when it suddenly doubled in height, because a new dam in the North released a large amount of water without warning. On Oct 14 North Korea offered a rare apology for unleashing the dam water and promised to alert Seoul to such measures in the future.
    (AP, 9/6/09)(AP, 10/14/09)

2010        Sep 6, Pres. Obama called for a $50 billion boost in spending on the nation’s roads, runways and railroads in an effort to boost the sluggish US economy.
    (SFC, 9/7/10, p.A5)
2010        Sep 6, The annual Labor Day Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon raised $58.9 million, down from a record $65 million in 2008.
    (SFC, 9/7/10, p.A5)
2010        Sep 6, Oracle Corp. announced that it has hired Mark Hurd (53), former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, as a co-president.
    (SFC, 9/7/10, p.A1)
2010        Sep 6, In Colorado a fire broke out near Boulder and over the next 6 days destroyed at least 169 homes.
    (SFC, 9/9/10, p.A11)(SFC, 9/13/10, p.A4)
2010        Sep 6, The Afghan central bank ordered frozen the assets of Kabulbank's former chairman, Sher Khan Farnood, and chief executive officer, Khalilullah Fruzi, together with those of several other shareholders and major borrowers. Farnood and Fruzi both own a 28 percent stake in Kabulbank.
    (Reuters, 9/7/10)
2010        Sep 6, In Afghanistan Nahrin district chief Rahmad Sror Joshan Pool was killed when rocket-propelled grenades hit his vehicle, setting it on fire. Pool's bodyguard was also killed in the attack. One militant died and two were wounded in the ensuing fire fight with police. 5 children were killed and five wounded in Yaya Khil district in the southern province of Paktika when an insurgent rocket fired at an Afghan army base hit a home. Kidnappers seized two electoral workers and their two drivers in the western province of Ghor. NATO reported the death of an American service member in an insurgent attack in the south.
    (AP, 9/7/10)
2010        Sep 6, A British judge sentenced a Church of England minister to four years in jail for his part in a sham-marriage scam which saw hundreds of African men marry European women so they could stay in Britain.
    (AP, 9/6/10)
2010        Sep 6, UNICEF said that over 300 people have died in Cameroon from the country’s worst outbreak of cholera in 20 years.
    (SFC, 9/7/10, p.A2)
2010        Sep 6, In the Central African Republic rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) began a 2-day attack the town of Ouandda Djalle. 16 people were killed including two civilians, and 5 rebels.
    (AFP, 9/9/10)
2010        Sep 6, German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced one of the biggest battles of her time in office after announcing plans to put off the date when Europe's biggest economy abandons nuclear power. Merkel said the operation of the country’s 17 nuclear plants would be extended to promote energy security. Under current law the last nuclear plant was to be closed by 2022.
    (AFP, 9/6/10)(SFC, 9/7/10, p.A2)
2010        Sep 6, The lawyer for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman convicted for adultery, said she was lashed 99 times last week in a separate punishment meted out because a British newspaper on Aug 28 ran a picture of an unveiled woman mistakenly identified as her.
    (SFC, 9/7/10, p.A4)(AFP, 9/8/10)
2010        Sep 6, Italy’s Balzan Foundation said its prize for the biology of stem cells has gone to a Japanese researcher for discovering a way to transform adult cells into cells with the characteristics of stem cells. The prize to Shinya Yamanaka is one of four — two for sciences, two in humanities. Brazilian mathematician Jacob Palis was cited for his work in dynamic systems. The humanities prizes went to Italian historian Carlo Ginzburg, the father of micro-history, for his contributions to the study of ordinary people in Europe, and to German Manfred Bauneck for his history of the European theater.
    (AP, 9/6/10)
2010        Sep 6, A Japanese court convicted two members of Greenpeace of stealing whale meat they claim was intended for illegal consumption, giving each suspended jail terms. Junichi Sato (33) and Toru Suzuki (43) were found guilty of stealing 50 pounds (23 kg) of whale meat from a delivery service company warehouse in April 2008. The meat came from whales killed during Japan's controversial government-backed research hunts.
    (AP, 9/6/10)
2010        Sep 6, In Kashmir Indian government forces fired on protesters hurling stones at them, killing three people and wounding at least 17 other demonstrators.
    (AP, 9/6/10)
2010        Sep 6, A Kenyan court convicted and sentenced seven Somali pirates to five years in jail. A court in the Kenyan port town of Mombasa found the Somalis guilty of attacking a German naval supply ship in the Gulf of Aden on March 29 last year.
    (AP, 9/7/10)
2010        Sep 6, Mexico’s Navy announced it had found a clandestine grave with two bodies in Tamaulipas, not far from the Aug 24 massacre site. It was unclear if the grave was related to the massacre of 72 migrants. Marines had arrested four suspects at the scene on Sept. 3. The bodies appeared to be those of a state detective and local police chief who disappeared while investigating the massacre.
    (AP, 9/6/10)(AP, 9/8/10)
2010        Sep 6, Mozambique state radio reported that nine people have been arrested over the last 24 hours, accused of incitement for sending cell phone messages calling for protests. The radio report said 3 of the 9 were arrested in Nampula for trying to spread the protests to that northern province.
    (AP, 9/6/10) 
2010        Sep 6, In northwestern Pakistan a Taliban suicide bomber detonated a car in an alley behind a police station in Lakki Marwat, killing at least 19 police and civilians in an explosion that shattered the station and neighboring homes. A US drone fired 2 missiles and killed 5 alleged militants in North Waziristan, home to the Haqqani network, a militant group battling US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
    (Reuters, 9/6/10)(AFP, 9/6/10)
2010        Sep 6, Philippine officials said the government has asked a court to outlaw the Abu Sayyaf as a terrorist group under a 2007 anti-terrorism law and blacklist more than 200 of its Islamic fighters blamed for two decades of bombings, kidnappings and beheadings.
    (AP, 9/6/10)
2010        Sep 6, A South African labor leader said civil servants are suspending a 20-day nationwide strike for higher wages to give union members time to consider the government's offer.
    (AP, 9/6/10)
2010        Sep 6, Oxford press said it has published a new Zulu-English dictionary, four decades after the last such reference book was released for one of South Africa's most widely spoken languages.
    (AFP, 9/6/10)
2010        Sep 6, The Spanish government rejected a new ceasefire announcement by the separatist group ETA and ruled out negotiations on an independent Basque homeland, saying the militants have been decimated by arrests and are desperate to regroup and rearm.
    (AP, 9/6/10)
2010        Sep 6, In southwestern Spain a passenger train crashed into a heavy-duty dump truck, killing two people and injuring eight others.
    (AP, 9/6/10)
2010        Sep 6, In Swaziland armed police arrested 50 members the Swaziland Democracy Campaign as they prepared for a protest march in Mbabane. The umbrella group had been set up jointly with Cosatu, South Africa’s main union. South African participants were deported and Swazis were harshly interrogated. More people were arrested and beaten during the march the next day.
    (Econ, 9/18/10, p.63)

2011        Sep 6, Newly retired Gen. David Petraeus was sworn in as the 20th director of the CIA.
    (SFC, 9/7/11, p.A6)
2011        Sep 6, US Navy Sec. Ray Mabus announced that the battleship Iowa, commissioned in 1943, would be heading to Los Angeles for life as a museum. The ship was taken out of service in 1990 and towed to Suisun Bay, Ca., in 2001.
    (SFC, 9/8/11, p.C2)
2011        Sep 6, Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law a stricter, four-year lifetime limit on cash welfare benefits, prompting advocates for the poor to warn that tens of thousands of residents will find themselves without cash assistance on Oct 1.
    (AP, 9/6/11)
2011        Sep 6, In Nevada Eduardo Sencion (32), armed with an AK-47 assault rifle, shot an entire group of five uniformed National Guard members eating breakfast at an IHOP, killing 3 of them and another person in a hail of gunfire. Sencion of Carson City, also shot himself and later died at a hospital.
    (AP, 9/7/11)(SFC, 9/12/11, p.A4)
2011        Sep 6, In central Texas calmer winds helped firefighters battling a wildfire that forced thousands of residents to evacuate to shelters. 4 deaths were linked to the fire. Some 122 wildfires continued to overwhelm the state. By Sep 12 at least 1554 homes were incinerated in and around the city of Bastrop.
    (AP, 9/6/11)(SFC, 9/8/11, p.A11)(SFC, 9/12/11, p.A4)
2011        Sep 6, Michael Hart (b.1947), father of e-books and founder of Project Gutenberg (1971), died.
    (Econ, 9/24/11, p.109)
2011        Sep 6, George Kuchar (69), SF-based filmmaker, died. His over 500 low-budget films included “Hold Me While I’m Naked” (1966) and “”The Devil’s Cleavage” (1975).
    (SFC, 9/8/11, p.C4)
2011        Sep 6, In Afghanistan a district government head and three of his bodyguards were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Nangarhar province.
    (AP, 9/6/11)
2011        Sep 6, In Bolivia a small plane disappeared in the country's Amazon region. The wreckage was found 2 days later. All 9 people aboard, including 2 Colombians and 7 Bolivians were aboard, were killed.
    (AP, 9/811)
2011        Sep 6, In China police detained Li Tianyi (15) in Beijing after witnesses said he and a friend leapt from their BMW sports cars and beat a man and woman for three minutes while their son looked on. General Li Shuangjiang (72), a famous singer and music department dean at the Beijing-based PLA Academy of Arts, soon apologized for his son's actions.
    (AP, 9/9/11)
2011        Sep 6, In CongoDRC police fired on protesters in Kinshasa after two early morning attacks in which people ransacked and looted the offices of opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi and armed men set ablaze an independent television station that the government had previously tried to silence. At least one person was killed.
    (AP, 9/6/11)
2011        Sep 6, Egyptian football fans clashed with police in a Cairo stadium, injuring nearly 80 people, after they chanted slogans against ousted president Hosni Mubarak and torched dozens of cars.
    (AFP, 9/6/11)
2011        Sep 6, In Ghana a boat carrying over 90 passengers capsized on Lake Volta, killing two and leaving 10 missing.
    (AFP, 9/7/11)
2011        Sep 6, Indian PM Manmohan Singh arrived in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on an official visit aimed at boosting the sometimes fraught relations between India and its smaller Muslim-majority neighbor. Bangladesh and India signed two deals to tackle poaching of critically-endangered Bengal tigers from the world's largest mangrove forest.
    (AFP, 9/6/11)(AFP, 9/7/11)
2011        Sep 6, In Indonesia 3 people were killed when a 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit Sumatra island.
    (AFP, 9/6/11)
2011        Sep 6, In Iraq gunmen ambushed and killed 9 government soldiers as they were returning to base after a midnight shift in Anbar province. US authorities informed PM Nouri al-Maliki that the American military withdrawal has officially begun. Under a 2008 agreement between Washington and Baghdad, all US troops are slated to leave by Dec 31, 2011.
    (AP, 9/6/11)(SFC, 9/7/11, p.A3)
2011        Sep 6, An Israeli defense official said the military is temporarily suspending its contentious policy of demolishing illegally built Palestinian homes in the West Bank. The head of the territory's military administration issued this order after determining the policy is not equally enforced against illegally built Jewish settler homes.
    (AP, 9/6/11)
2011        Sep 6, In Italy a nationwide strike against austerity measures brought much of the country to a near-halt.
    (SFC, 9/7/11, p.A2)
2011        Sep 6, The chairman of the Kenya National Union of Teachers said 200,000 teachers in public schools have started a strike to protest the diversion of funds meant to hire more teachers and ease classroom overcrowding. The money has gone to the ministry of defense. The government soon said it will make all 18,000 temporary teachers permanent and hire 5,000 extra teachers in January. On Sep 9 union head Wilson Sossion said the union accepts the terms but will formally endorse them on Sep 11.
    (AP, 9/6/11)(SFC, 9/7/11, p.A2)(AP, 9/9/11)   
2011        Sep 6, In Libya tribal elders from one of Moammar Gadhafi's last strongholds tried to persuade regime loyalists holed up there to lay down their arms. Mansour Dao, Gadhafi's security chief, was at the head of the first convoy to roll into Niamey, the capital of Niger. NATO made a number of airstrikes around Sirte, hitting six tanks, six armored fighting vehicles and an ammunition storage facility, among other targets. They also targeted the Gadhafi loyalist strongholds of Hun, Sabha and Waddan.
    (AP, 9/6/11)(AP, 9/7/11)
2011        Sep 6, In Malawi a pro-democracy campaigner trumped the ruling party candidate in a critical by-election that signaled increasing opposition to Pres. Bingu wa Mutharika's 7-year rule.
    (AP, 9/7/11)
2011        Sep 6, At the Hague, Netherlands, the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal sentenced Gen. Momcilo Perisic, the former chief of the Yugoslav army, to 27 years imprisonment for providing crucial military aid to Bosnian Serb forces responsible for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and for a deadly four-year campaign of shelling and sniping in Sarajevo.
    (AP, 9/6/11)
2011        Sep 6, Nigeria's secret police announced that they had arrested five suspected members of a radical Muslim sect accused of bombing an election office (April 8) and a church (July 10) near the oil-rich nation's capital. A bomb went off in Maiduguri disrupting a three-week lull in bombings in the violence-torn city.
    (AP, 9/6/11)(AFP, 9/6/11)
2011        Sep 6, In Senegal some 160 political parties, associations and social movements launched a coalition to rally for the re-election of President Abdoulaye Wade in 2012.
    (AFP, 9/7/11)
2011        Sep 6, Sierra Leone said it has struck 27 political parties off the register for failing to submit audited 2010 accounts. This left only four parties in the running for next year's polls.
    (AFP, 9/6/11)
2011        Sep 6, In Swaziland more than 1,000 people marched through the main city of Manzini in one of the largest protests yet against Africa's last absolute monarch, King Mswati III.
    (AFP, 9/7/11)
2011        Sep 6, The Swiss franc dropped sharply after the country's central bank pegged it against the euro.
    (AP, 9/6/11)
2011        Sep 6, Syrian soldiers opened fire in the restive city of Homs and armored vehicles rolled through its streets, as the UN secretary-general urged the world community to take action on Syria. Security forces opened fire from a checkpoint in Rastan, just north of Homs, killing two people, including a 15-year-old boy. 5 unidentified corpses, including that of a woman, also were found dumped around the city center.
    (AP, 9/6/11)(AP, 9/7/11)
2011        Sep 6, Thailand authorities arrested two men in the northeast for trying to smuggle more 120 dogs into Vietnam to be sold for human consumption. 31 of the dogs were dead.
    (AP, 9/6/11)
2011        Sep 6, The UN's labor agency said more than two dozen global clothing brands pledged to investigate a spate of mass faintings among Cambodian garment workers.
    (AFP, 9/6/11)

2012        Sep 6, President Barack Obama and VP Joe Biden accepted the Democratic Party nomination for a 2nd term. Obama urged voters to stay optimistic that America can pull itself out of an economic rut.
    (AP, 9/7/12)
2012        Sep 6, The US Institute of Medicine said in a report that the US health care system squanders $750 billion a year, roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar, through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other waste.
    (AP, 9/6/12)
2012        Sep 6, In Illinois Drew Peterson (58), the crass former Illinois police officer who gained notoriety after his much-younger wife vanished in 2007, was convicted of murdering Kathleen Savio (d.2004), his 3rd wife, in a potentially precedent-setting case centered on secondhand hearsay statements. On Feb 21, 2013, Peterson was sentenced to 38 years in prison for the murder of Savio.
    (AP, 9/6/12)(SFC, 2/22/13, p.A7)
2012        Sep 6, In Kentucky Dr. Mahmoud Yousef Hindi (55) shot and killed two men at a homeowner’s association in Louisville due to frustration over battles with the association.
    (SFC, 11/2/12, p.A4)
2012        Sep 6, In Kansas City, Missouri, Bishop Robert Finn was found guilty of a misdemeanor count for failing to report suspected child abuse from a child pornography case involving Rev. Shawn Ratigan.
    (SFC, 9/7/12, p.A11)
2012        Sep 6, Google Inc. said it has chosen a site just outside the capital of Chile for its first data center in Latin America. The $150 million data center will employ just 20 people.
    (AP, 9/6/12)
2012        Sep 6, In China the Yangtze River, the longest and largest river in China and the third longest river in the world, began turning red near the city of Chongquing, where it connects to the Jialin River. The color change was also reported at several other points and officials began investigations.
    (abcNEWS, 9/7/12)
2012        Sep 6, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos rejected a proposal by the FARC rebel movement to observe a cease-fire during peace talks that are to begin next month in Norway.
    (AP, 9/6/12)
2012        Sep 6, Egypt's PM Hesham Kandil said Qatar has agreed to invest $18 billion in Egypt over the next five years to help boost the country's ailing economy.
    (AP, 9/6/12)
2012        Sep 6, A Cairo court has found four senior policemen not guilty of the killing of protesters during last year's popular uprising, the latest acquittal of officials charged in connection to the 850 deaths caused by the crackdown.
    (AP, 9/6/12)
2012        Sep 6, The European Union launched an anti-dumping probe into Chinese solar panels after an industry association claimed the products were being exported for less than it costs to make them.
    (AP, 9/6/12)
2012        Sep 6, The European Central Bank unveiled a new bond-buying program that is largely designed to keep a lid on Spain’s borrowing rates.
    (AP, 9/6/12)
2012        Sep 6, Israeli soldiers and aircraft hit Palestinian militants planting explosives along the border with Gaza. 3 men were reported killed.
    (AP, 9/6/12)
2012        Sep 6, In Mexico Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza (aka Lionel Portillo-Meza) was arrested for being among 5 men charged with killing US Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in 2010 in Arizona. In 2014 Sanchez-Meza was returned to the US to face murder charges.
    (SFC, 6/19/14, p.A8)
2012        Sep 6, In Myanmar all nine judges on the presidentially appointed Constitution Tribunal abruptly resigned after the lower house of parliament voted to impeach them in a standoff within the nascent government.
    (AP, 9/6/12)
2012        Sep 6, In Nigeria an association of mobile phone companies said at least 24 towers have been attacked across the north, likely causing damage worth millions of dollars. At least nine masts were burned down in Maiduguri. Hours later security forces killed seven suspected Boko Haram sect members in Maiduguri.
    (AP, 9/6/12)(AP, 9/7/12)
2012        Sep 6, A spokesman for int’l. aid group Save the Children said the Pakistani government has ordered its 6 foreign staff members to leave the country. The group has recently come under Pakistani government scrutiny because of reports that it helped facilitate meetings between the US and a doctor who allegedly helped hunt down Osama bin Laden, a charge which the group has vehemently denied.
    (AP, 9/6/12)
2012        Sep 6, Dozens of Palestinian taxi drivers snarled traffic in several West Bank cities to protest rising fuel prices and the government's refusal to allow them to raise fares.
    (AP, 9/6/12)
2012        Sep 6, Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, a major stakeholder in Xstrata, agreed to a Glencore offer of 3.05 shares of Glencore per Xstrata share. The deal was brokered by former British PM Tony Blair.
    (Economist, 9/15/12, p.61)
2012        Sep 6, In South Africa managers of the Lonmin platinum mine, where police killed 34 striking workers, signed a peace deal with main labor unions but a breakaway union and the strikers themselves rejected it.
    (AP, 9/6/12)
2012        Sep 6, Sweden's central bank cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 1.25 percent, saying economic growth will slow due to the downturn in the eurozone.
    (AP, 9/6/12)
2012        Sep 6, Syrian troops recaptured from rebels Tel Chehab, a border town used by refugees to cross to Jordan, an apparent bid by the regime to stem the flood of Syrians fleeing their country's civil war.
    (AP, 9/6/12)
2012        Sep 6, Off the coast of western Turkey 61 people drowned when a fishing boat carrying migrants that smugglers had promised refuge in Europe sank after hitting rocks. At least 46 survivors, mostly from Iraq and Syria, were able to swim through the Aegean waters to shore 50 meters away.
    (AP, 9/6/12)(SSFC, 9/9/12, p.A4)
2012        Sep 6, In Yemen tens of thousands of people took to the streets after Friday prayers in the capital Sanaa demanding the prosecution of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the longtime autocratic leader who stepped down in February after a year-long uprising.
    (AP, 9/7/12)

2013        Sep 6, Afghanistan began releasing 11 Taliban prisoners in exchange for the release of Fariba Ahmadi Kakar, a female member of the Afghan Parliament.
    (SSFC, 9/8/13, p.A6)
2013        Sep 6, In Colombia alleged drug don, Claudio Baez, was arrested as he headed to a football match in Barranquilla.
    (AFP, 9/7/13)
2013        Sep 6, In Egypt thopusands of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and the nation's ousted president protested across the country against the military-backed government.
    (AP, 9/6/13)
2013        Sep 6, German police raided a Christian sect on suspicion of child abuse and took 40 children into foster care. Members of the “Twelve Tribes” sect, founded by a Tennessee teacher in the 1970s, acknowledged that they believe in spanking their children, but denied wrongdoing.
    (SFC, 9/7/13, p.A2)
2013        Sep 6, Israeli police fired stun grenades at Palestinian protesters after Friday prayers in Jerusalem's Old City, arresting 15 of them after youths threw stones at Israeli security forces.
    (AFP, 9/6/13)
2013        Sep 6, The Netherlands supreme court ruled that the Dutch state is liable for the deaths of three Bosnian Muslims who were expelled from a UN compound at Srebrenica in 1995.
    (AFP, 9/6/13)
2013        Sep 6, In Nigeria Anglican Archbishop Ignatius Kattey and his wife were kidnapped in Port Harcourt. His wife was soon released.
    (Econ, 9/14/13, p.57)
2013        Sep 6, G20 leaders meeting in Russia committed to crack down on cross-border companies that use tax havens. They also agreed on a plan to share information on individual taxpayers by the end of 2015.
    (AP, 9/6/13)
2013        Sep 6, In Pakistan Sangeen Zadran (45), a senior militant commander linked to the kidnap of a US soldier, was killed along with others in a suspected US drone strike in North Waziristan. The dead also included Zubir al Muzi (32), an Egyptian national and al Qaeda commander who was an expert in explosives. 3 Jordanians and 2 local fighters were also killed.
    (Reuters, 9/6/13)
2013        Sep 6, In Pakistan Hafiz Saeed, an Islamist with a $10 million US bounty on his head, appeared openly at a rally in Islamabad, denouncing India as a terrorist state as thousands of his supporters chanted for "holy war" against the rival nuclear nation.
    (Reuters, 9/7/13)
2013        Sep 6, Saudi Arabia’s health ministry said 2 women have died of MERS, bringing the total number of fatalities in the kingdom to 44.
    (AFP, 9/6/13)
2013        Sep 6, Somalia said that international investigators commissioned by its government had cleared it of corruption accusations leveled by United Nations monitors.
    (Reuters, 9/6/13)
2013        Sep 6, Some South African gold miners ended their strike for higher wages and were heading back to work after just three days, bolstering confidence the strike could be formally called off today.
    (Reuters, 9/6/13)
2013        Sep 6, South Korea extended a ban on Japanese fishery imports to a larger area around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant due to growing concerns over radiation contamination.
    (Reuters, 9/6/13)
2013        Sep 6, Thailand's government said it had reached a deal with most rubber farmers in the country's south demanding greater state support for rubber prices, signaling a breakthrough in a two-week long protest.
    (Reuters, 9/6/13)
2013        Sep 6, Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan said almost all leaders at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg accepted the need for an operation to be carried out against Syria following a chemical weapons attack there last month.
    (Reuters, 9/6/13)

2014        Sep 6, A Bahrain court ruled that prominent rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja be kept behind bars for an extra 10 days despite a UN call for her release. She was arrested for assaulting a police officer after arriving at Manama airport on August 30. Khawaja accused police of attacking her at the airport.
    (AFP, 9/6/14)
2014        Sep 6, China reported that flooding in the southwest over the past week has left 44 people dead and 18 missing, and has caused massive damage to housing and crops.
    (AP, 9/6/14)   
2014        Sep 6, The Democratic Republic of Congo upped its death toll from Ebola to 32 but insisted the outbreak, separate from an epidemic raging in west Africa, could be contained in its remote forest hotspot.
    (AFP, 9/6/14)
2014        Sep 6, Egypt charged ousted president Mohamed Mursi and nine others with endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar, furthering a state crackdown on his outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
    (Reuters, 9/6/14)
2014        Sep 6, Egypt’s top prosecutor ordered seven men detained and physically examined over accusations of “debauchery,” after a video emerged of a same-sex wedding party. On Nov 1 eight men were convicted of “indecent dabauchery” following their appearance at the wedding party.
    (SSFC, 9/7/14, p.A8)(SSFC, 11/2/14, p.A3)
2014        Sep 6, In Germany the GdL union for train drivers began a three-hour national strike to put pressure on German railway company Deutsche Bahn in their ongoing wage negotiations.
    (AP, 9/6/14)
2014        Sep 6, Authorities in northern India and Pakistan said more than 230 people have been killed in torrential monsoon rains which triggered flooding, landslides and house collapses. This included at least 155 people killed in both sides of Kashmir.
    (AFP, 9/6/14)
2014        Sep 6, Libya’s government said a Sudanese military transport plane bound for a Tripoli airport under control of an armed faction had entered its airspace to supply a "terrorist group" with ammunition. 12 people were reportedly killed and ten wounded in the shelling of Warshefana residential areas near Tripoli.
    (Reuters, 9/7/14)
2014        Sep 6, Nigerian soldiers fought off rebels advancing on Maiduguri, Borno state, headquarters of the military campaign against the insurgency and the birthplace of Boko Haram. The nearby towns of Duhu, Shuwa, Kirshinga and others fell in assaults over the last 24 hours. Army soldiers fled when hundreds of insurgents in stolen military armored personnel carriers, trucks and motorcycles attacked Gulak, an administrative headquarters of Adamawa state.
    (AP, 9/7/14)
2014        Sep 6, In central Pakistan gunmen killed 3 people including a senior army officer in an attack on a Sufi shrine in Sargodha. A Taliban attack on a naval dockyard in Karachi saw two militants and a sailor killed.
    (AFP, 9/8/14)(AP, 9/9/14)
2014        Sep 6, Russia sent six ships carrying personnel and equipment to a Soviet-era military base in the Arctic that it is reopening to bolster its presence in the region.
    (AFP, 9/6/14)
2014        Sep 6, Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, named a new leader, Ahmad Umar (aka Abu Ubaidah), after confirming the killing of their previous leader by a US airstrike.
    (AP, 9/6/14)
2014        Sep 6, In Sweden at least 20 cars were set on fire overnight in a poor immigrant suburb of Stockholm, days before an election in which joblessness and Sweden's open door asylum policy are major issues.
    (Reuters, 9/6/14)
2014        Sep 6, Syria launched a series of airstrikes targeting Raqqa, a stronghold of the Islamic State extremist group, killing at least 41 people, most of whom died when one missile slammed into a crowded bakery.
    (AP, 9/6/14)(SSFC, 9/7/14, p.A5)(Reuters, 9/8/14)
2014        Sep 6, In eastern Ukraine shelling resumed near the port of Mariupol on the Sea of Azov late today, just hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko had agreed in a phone call that the truce was holding.
    (Reuters, 9/7/14)
2014        Sep 6, Yemeni security officials and tribal leaders said clashes between Shiite rebels and Islamist tribesmen have killed 40 people over two days in the country's north.
    (AP, 9/6/14)

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