25 fun facts for September, 6

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
September 6th has an interesting mix of historical events and celebrations, including the anniversaries of the first woman to vote in a general election, the founding of BBC, and Star Trek's premiere. Other notable dates include National Read a Book Day, the establishment of the Magellan-Elcano expedition, and the first airing of Scooby-Doo.
25 Fun facts
  1. On September 6th, 1870, Louisa Ann Swain became the first woman to cast a vote in a general election. This historic event took place in Laramie, Wyoming, an important moment in the women's suffrage movement.
  2. September 6th is National Read a Book Day in the United States, encouraging everyone to grab a book and spend some quiet time reading, whether alone or with friends and family.
  3. In 2018, the Swedish parliament enacted new laws on September 6th, making it easier for people to change their legal gender, removing requirements for surgical procedures and medical treatments.
  4. On September 6th, 1522, the Magellan-Elcano expedition completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth. The expedition left Spain in 1519 and took three years to return, with only 18 of the original 270 crew members surviving the journey.
  5. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was officially established on September 6th, 1922, and went on to become the world's oldest national broadcaster and one of the largest media organizations globally.
  6. September 6th, 1946, marks the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's visit to the UK, where he attended a reception held in his honor and addressed the need for India to obtain full independence from British rule.
  7. On September 6th, 1899, Carnation Company introduced its popular Evaporated Milk brand. The company later went on to become a popular global food brand known for producing various dairy and non-dairy products.
  8. September 6th is known as Barbie Doll Day, marking the anniversary of the creation of the iconic Barbie doll by Ruth Handler in 1959. The toy quickly gained popularity and has remained a beloved childhood staple ever since.
  9. In the world of sports, September 6th, 1955, saw the breaking of the home run record in a single season. Many baseball fans look back on this day as baseball legend Mickey Mantle hit a record-breaking 50th home run of the year.
  10. September 6th is celebrated as Laugh at Work Day, a day encouraging everyone to bring humor and laughter into their workplace to promote camaraderie, reduce stress, and increase productivity.
  11. On September 6th, 1972, the first issue of People magazine was published. The celebrity and human-interest magazine has since continued to captivate readers and grow in popularity.
  12. In 1966, the popular NBC television series "Star Trek" made its debut on September 6th, captivating the minds of viewers and spawning a multitude of spin-offs, films, and fan conventions.
  13. On September 6th, 1847, famous composer Henry David Thoreau left his isolated residence at Walden Pond, extensively documented in his book, "Walden; or, Life in the Woods," considered to be a seminal work in early environmentalism.
  14. Will Keith Kellogg, founder of the Kellogg Company, was born on September 6th, 1860. He invented corn flakes, which went on to become a popular breakfast cereal enjoyed worldwide.
  15. September 6th, 2007, saw author J.K. Rowling announce her intention to write a Harry Potter encyclopedia, containing everything fans wanted to know about the magical world created in her bestselling book series.
  16. On September 6th, 1969, popular animated TV show "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" premiered, beginning a long-lasting series featuring the lovable Great Dane and his group of mystery-solving friends.
  17. September 6th is Labor Day in the Philippines, celebrated as a public holiday to honor the hard work and dedication of the Filipino labor force.
  18. On September 6th, 1970, the start of the Miss World beauty pageant's 20th edition took place in London, UK, with delegates from over 50 countries competing for the prestigious title.
  19. On September 6th, 1901, American President William McKinley was shot by an anarchist named Leon Czolgosz. McKinley survived the initial shooting but developed complications and passed away eight days later.
  20. Speed skating Olympic gold medalist Bonnie Blair was born on September 6th, 1964. Blair competed in the sport for many years, achieving international recognition and making her one of the most decorated U.S. female athletes.
  21. September 6th is often recognized as Waitangi West Day in the Cook Islands. The day commemorates recognizing the first contact between Europeans and the Cook Islands' ancestral homeland, Aitutaki, on February 4th, 1821.
  22. On September 6th, 1995, Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's record for most consecutive games played in Major League Baseball (MLB). Ripken played in his 2,131st consecutive game, surpassing Gehrig's longstanding record.
  23. September 6th marks the anniversary of the invention of the electric clothes dryer, patented by George T. Sampson in 1892. The invention revolutionized the way people dried their clothes and created a more efficient method than air-drying.
  24. On September 6th, 1983, the Soviet Union admitted to shooting down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, which had strayed into forbidden Soviet airspace. This admission led to escalated tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States.
  25. In 1979, professional tennis player Chrissie Evert set a then-record of winning 125 consecutive tennis matches on clay at the U.S. Open on September 6th. This record stood for a long time until being surpassed by Rafael Nadal in 2006.