UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 6, 2021

On Sept. 6, 1914, World War I's first Battle of the Marne took place outside Paris, France. The allied forces of France and Britain defeated Germany, resulting in the deaths of some 150,000 people.

By United Press International
UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 6, 2021
German soldiers are at the front at the First Battle of the Marne during World War I. The battle started September 6, 1914. File Photo courtesy the German army

Today is Monday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2021 with 116 to follow.

This is Labor Day in the United States.


The moon is new. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include the Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolutionary War, in 1757; pioneer social worker/Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jane Addams in 1860; financier/diplomat Joseph P. Kennedy in 1888; comedienne Jo Anne Worley in 1937 (age 84); singer/songwriter David Allan Coe in 1939 (age 82); musician Roger Waters in 1943 (age 78); actor Swoosie Kurtz in 1944 (age 77); actor Jane Curtin in 1947 (age 74); business executive Carly Fiorina in 1954 (age 67); comedian Jeff Foxworthy in 1958 (age 63); comedian Michael Winslow in 1958 (age 63); former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in 1962 (age 59); novelist Alice Sebold in 1963 (age 58); singer/actor Rosie Perez in 1964 (age 57); singer Macy Gray in 1967 (age 54); singer Dolores O'Riordan in 1971; actor Idris Elba in 1972 (age 49); actor Anika Noni Rose in 1972 (age 49); actor Justina Machado in 1972 (age 49); actor Justin Whalin in 1974 (age 47); rapper Foxy Brown, born Inga Fung Marchand, in 1978 (age 43); British socialite Pippa Middleton in 1983 (age 38); rapper Lil Xan, born Nicholas Diego Leanos, in 1996 (age 25); actor Asher Angel in 2002 (age 19).

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On this date in history:

In 1522, one of Ferdinand Magellan's five ships -- the Vittoria -- arrived at Sanlucar de Barrameda in Spain, completing the first circumnavigation of the world.

In 1620, 149 Pilgrims set sail from England aboard the Mayflower, bound for the New World.

In 1901, U.S. President William McKinley was shot by an anarchist at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y. McKinley died eight days later.

In 1909, word was received that U.S. Navy Adm. Robert Peary had reached the North Pole five months earlier, on April 6, 1909.

In 1914, World War I's first Battle of the Marne took place outside Paris, France. The allied forces of France and Britain defeated Germany, resulting in the deaths of some 150,000 people.

In 1916, the United States' first supermarket, Piggly Wiggly, opened its doors in Memphis.

In 1966, South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, an architect of his nation's apartheid policies, was stabbed to death by a deranged messenger during a parliamentary meeting in Cape Town.

In 1995, Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr., played his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking the record set in 1939 by Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees. Ripken voluntarily ended his streak at 2,362 games in 1998.


In 1997, Britain bid an emotional farewell to Princess Diana -- killed in a car accident a week earlier -- in a funeral at London's Westminster Abbey that was broadcast worldwide.

In 2004, former U.S. President Bill Clinton underwent a 4-hour quadruple heart bypass operation at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

In 2007, Luciano Pavarotti, one of opera's foremost tenors, died of cancer at his home in Modena, Italy. He was 71.

In 2010, officials said they feared up to 270 people died in two weekend riverboat accidents in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In 2017, Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Caribbean's easternmost islands, tearing roofs off homes and buildings. The storm later passed over Florida and into the southeastern United States, and caused 52 deaths.

In 2018, India's Supreme Court decriminalized same-sex relationships, a colonial-era law.

In 2020, Los Angeles County experienced its highest recorded temperature in history -- 121 degrees Fahrenheit.

A thought for the day: "Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them must share in the guilt for the dead." -- U.S. Gen. Omar Bradley


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