September 6

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1987 Stephen Roche, who became the first Irish rider to win the Tour de France in July that year, became the first Irish rider to win the World Professional Road Race Championship, in Villich, Austria.
  • 1914 The Battle of the Marne began, in which the French, under General Joffre, halted the German advance. It concluded six days later with losses of c. 250,000 on both sides.
  • 1813 Isaac Butt, barrister, writer and founder of the Irish Home Government Association (1870), born in Glenfin, Co. Donegal.

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