September 6, 1854
Birth of Max Freiherr von Beck in Vienna, Austria. He became chancellor of Austria in 1906 and in that role established universal male suffrage in 1907.
September 6, 1869
Birth of Felix Salten, the author of Bambi, in Budapest. The Austrian’s original name was Siegmund Salzmann. He was a friend of Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Arthur Schnitzler, and Hermann Bahr. He lived in Vienna until 1939, then because he was a Jew, he fled to Switzerland.
September 6, 1879
Birth of Joseph Wirth in Freiburg, Germany. A member of the Catholic Center Party, Wirth became chancellor of the Weimar Republic in 1921 after the preceding chancellor Konstantin Fehrenbach resigned in protest against the reparations of the Versailles Treaty. Wirth supported a policy of payment. He, in his turn, resigned in 1922 also in objection to the reparations matter.
September 6, 1895
September 6, 1896
Birth of Heimito von Doderer in Weidlingau, Austria. Doderer was a Viennese novelist whose works include, Die Dämonen, Tangenten, Roman Nr. 7 and Der Grenzwald.
September 6, 1901
Birth of Ernst Weber in Vienna, Austria. He was a pioneer in microwave communications. In the fall of 1930, he was invited to be Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. A year later he was named a Research Professor of Electrical Engineering in charge of graduate study. In 1957, Weber became the president of the Polytechnic University and held this position until his retirement in 1969.
Weber is widely recognized for organizing a research group devoted to microwave research. Under his guidance, they developed the precision microwave attenuator, which was desperately needed for 100 the accurate calibration of radar.
September 6, 1915
September 6, 1953
The second parliamentary elections are held in West Germany. The CDU/CSU gets 45.2% of the votes, the SPD 28.8% and the FDP 9,5%. The coalition of the CDU/CSU with the FDP continues. Konrad Adenauer will continue as chancellor.