September 6 in history

September 6, 2009

On September 6:

1522 The ship Victoria  returned to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain and became the first ship to circumnavigate the world.

Replica of the Victoria, built in 1992.
1620 The Pilgrims set sail from Plymouth, England, on the Mayflower, to settle in North America.
1870 Louisa Ann Swain became the first woman to legally cast a vote in the USA.
1948 New Zealand citizenship was established by the British Nationality and New Zealand Citizenship Act. Before it came into force, people born in New Zealand were British subjects but not New Zealand citizens.
1963 USA author Alice Sebold was born.
1968  Swaziland became independent.

Sourced from Wikipedia & NZ History Online.


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