September 06

This Day in History

2004

"Hobbits" Discovered in Indonesia

In 2003, a team of Australian and Indonesian archaeologists on the Indonesian island of Flores was looking for evidence of early human migration from Asia to Australia. On this day in 2004, in Liang … (more...)

1972

Athletes Killed in Munich

On September 6, 1972, violence rocks the Munich Olympic Games when Palestinian terrorists attack the Israeli compound in the Olympic village, killing two team members and kidnapping nine. In exchange … (more...)

1566

Suleiman the Magnificent Dies

This day in 1566 marks the end of the life of longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, acclaimed lawmaker, statesman, and patron of the arts, Suleiman the Lawgiver, or as he is known in the … (more...)