September 6, 1620 - 149 Pilgrims set sail from England in the Mayflower bound for America.
September 6, 1666 - The Great Fire of London was finally put out after burning for four days. It destroyed more than 13,000 houses and almost 100 churches - including St Paul's Cathedral.
September 6, 1847 - Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Emerson.
September 6, 1997 - The funeral for Diana, Princess of Wales, was held at Westminister Abbey.