SEPTEMBER 6 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1492 – Christopher Columbus sailed from La Gomera in the Canary Islands on the 6th September 1, becoming his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic for the first time.

1522 – The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan‘s expedition, returned to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain on the 6th September 1522, becoming the 1st ship to circumnavigate the world.

1836John Atkinson Grimshaw the English artist best known for his city night scenes and landscapes was born on the 6th September 1836. (Died 3rd October 1893)

1939 – David Allan Coe the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 6th September 1939.

1943 – Roger Waters the English singer-songwriter and  bass player from Pink Floyd was born on the 6th September 1943.

1947 – Sylvester the American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer was born on the 6th September 1947 (died 1988).

1952 – Canada‘s first television station, CBFT-TV, opened in Montreal on the 6th September 1952.

1958 – Michael Winslow the American actor and comedian was born on the 6th September 1958.

1961 – Simon Reeve the Australian journalist was born on the 6th September 1961.

1970 – Cheyne Coates the Australian singer-songwriter  from Madison Avenue was born on the 6th September 1970.

1971 – Dolores O’Riordan the Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist  from The Cranberries was born on the 6th September 1971.

1980 – Kerry Katona the English singer from Atomic Kitten was born on the 6th September 1980.

1983 – Pippa Middleton the English party planner and sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was born on the 6th September 1983.

Today in History for September 6th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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