- April 6 is the 92nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 269 days remaining until the end of the year (270 in leap years).
- The preceding day is April 5.
- Next day is April 7.
April 6th Deaths (Here)
April 6 Events:
46 BC – Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio & Marcus Porcius Cato (aka Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus.
402 – Battle of Pollentia - Stilicho stymies the Visigoths under Alaric.
1199 – King Richard I of England dies from septicaemia following the removal of an arrow embedded in his shoulder.
1320 – Signing of Declaration of Arbroath - Scots reaffirm their independence.
1327 – Petrarch first sees his idealized love, Laura, in the church of Saint Clare in Avignon.
1385 – John, Master of the Order of Aviz,becomes king John I of Portugal.
1652 – Jan van Riebeeck, a Dutch sailor, establishes a resupply camp at the Cape of Good Hope that eventually becomes Cape Town.
1667 – An earthquake devastates Dubrovnik.
1782 – Rama I of Siam (Thailand now) founds the Chakri dynasty.
1793 – French Revolution - Committee of Public Safety becomes the executive organ of the republic => period known as the Reign of Terror begins.
1808 – John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company.
1812 – Duke of Wellington's British forces assault the fortress of Badajoz, aturning point in the Peninsular War.
1814 – Napoleon abdicates & is exiled to Elba.
1830 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is organized by Joseph Smith, Jr. & others at Fayette or Manchester, New York.
1832 – Black Hawk War begins – the Sauk warrior Black Hawk begins a war with the United States.
1862 – The Battle of Shiloh begins (American Civil War).
1865 – Battle of Sayler's Creek (American Civil War).
1866 – The Grand Army of the Republic - composed of Union veterans of the American Civil War, is founded.
1869 – Celluloid is patented.
1888 – Clemson Agricultural College established with estate bequeath following Thomas Green Clemson death.
1895 – Oscar Wilde is arrested in the Cadogan Hotel, London.
1896 – Opening of the first modern Olympic Games in Athens, is celebrated 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I.
1903 – The Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins.
1909 – Robert Peary & Matthew Henson allegedly reach the North Pole.
1911 – Dedë Gjon Luli Dedvukaj raises the Albanian flag in the town of Tuzi, Montenegro.
1917 – The United States declares war on Germany (World War I).
1919 – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a general strike.
1926 – Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight.
1930 – Beginning the Salt Satyagraha - Gandhi raises a lump of mud & salt & declares, "With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire."
1936 – Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak.
1941 – Nazi Germany launches Operation 25 (the invasion of Yugoslavia) & Operation Marita (invasion of Greece) (World War II).
1945 – Sarajevo is liberated from the German & Croatian Nazis by the Yugoslav Partisans (World War II).
1947 – First Tony Awards are presented - for theatrical achievement.
1957 – Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) & founds Olympic Airlines.
1965 – Early Bird launched - the first communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.
1965 – Cancellation of the TSR-2 aircraft project by the British Government.
1972 – Easter Offensive by American forces (Vietnam War).
1973 – Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
1982 – Estonian Communist Party bureau declares "fight against bourgeois TV".
1984 – Cameroon's Republican Guard members unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.
1993 – Discovery of Chris Correll, the 4th Dalai Lama.
1994 – The Rwandan Genocide begins.
1998 – Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India.
1998 – Travelers Group announces an agreement to undertake a merger between Travelers & Citicorp - forming Citibank.
2004 – Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from office by impeachment.
2005 – Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani becomes Iraqi president.
2009 – Earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy (6.3 magnitude).
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