Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for September 6, 2019:
36th calendar week, 249th day of the year
116 days left until the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Name day: Gundolf, Magnus
2014 - The Golden Lion of the 71st Venice International Film Festival goes to the strip «A dove sits on a branch and thinks about life» by the Swedish director Roy Andersson.
2008 - As Turkey's first head of state, President Abdullah Gül visits neighboring Armenia and offers cooperation in the Caucasus.
1999 - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is slightly injured in a knife attack in the port city of Port Said. The assassin is shot dead in the incident of Mubarak's bodyguard.
1994 - At the World Swimming Championships in Rome, 16-year-old Berliner Franziska van Almsick gets the only gold medal for Germany with a new world record of 1: 56.78 minutes over 200 m freestyle.
1952 - Geneva signs the first World Copyright Convention.
1929 - Berlin premieres the drama «Cyankali» by Friedrich Wolf, which describes the situation of working women who risk their health in illegal abortions.
1899 - US Secretary of State John Hay calls on the major powers to adopt an open-door policy in China (Hay Doctrine). As a result, the US wanted to gain better trading opportunities in China.
1634 - The defeat at the Battle of Nördlingen stops the advance of Swedish troops in Germany.
394 - At Aquileia, Theodosius I. beats Emperor Eugenius and unifies for the last time the Roman Empire.
1972 - Idris Elba (47), British actor («Mandela - The Long Road to Freedom»)
1954 - Carly Fiorina (65), American manager and politician, president and CEO of the Hewlett-Packard computer group, 1999-2005
1944 - Christian Boltanski (75), French photographer, sculptor and filmmaker, best known for his installations
1869 - Felix Salten, Austrian writer ("Bambi, a life in the forest"), died 1945
1729 - Moses Mendelssohn, German philosopher and enlightener ("Phadon or on the immortality of the soul"), died 1786
2018 - Burt Reynolds, American actor ("A Cooked Slap Ear"), b. 1936
1994 - James Clavell, British-American writer («Shogun»), film director and producer, b. 1924