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Famous Events For April 6

Famous Events For April 6 – Today In History

April 6: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – April 6  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 6th April 1199: At the siege of the castle of Chaluz in France, English King Richard I was killed by an arrow.
2. 6th April 1607: An expedition which was led by Captain Christopher Newport arrived today at the Spanish colony of Puerto Rico for replenishment of supplies before continuing their journey. They went ashore on May 14th and founded Jamestown, Virginia, as the first permanent English colony in America.
3. 6th April 1652: A settlement at Cape Town in South Africa was today established by Man van Riebeeck.


18th Century – What Happened on April 6 – The 1700s

4. 6th April 1789: The regular sessions of the first U.S. Congress began at the Federal Hall in New York City.

19th Century – April 6 This Day That Year – The 1800s

5. 6th April 1814: Napoleon Bonaparte who relinquished office at Fontainebleau, was granted sovereignty in the island of Elba and a pension from the French government. He was however allowed to retain the title emperor.
6. 6th April 1830: Relations between the Texans and Mexico deteriorated further when Mexico would not allow further emigration into Texas by settlers from the U.S.
7. 6th April 1830: The Marmon Church in western New York was organized by Joseph Smith and five others today.
8. 6th April 1862: The American Civil War Battle of Shiloh began in Tennessee today.


9. 6th April 1865: Union troops pursuing Lee to Appomattox cut off a third of Lee’s army at the Battle of Sayler’s Creek.
10. 6th April 1875: Today Alexander Graham obtained a patent for his multiple telegraph, which sent two signals at the same time.
11. 6th of April 1896: Marks the beginning of the first modern Olympic games, which began in Athens Greece.

20th Century – Important Events On This Day April 6th – The 1900s

12. 6th April 1903: French Army Nationalists were revealed for forging documents to ensure a conviction for Alfred Dreyfus.
13. 6th April 1909: American nationals Robert Peary and Matthew Henson claimed to be the first men to reach the North Pole.


14. 6th April 1916: Charlie Chaplin, at the age of 26, today became the world’s highest-paid film star when he signed a contract with Mutual Film Corporation for $ 675,000 a year.
15. 6th April 1919: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi today ordered a General Strike.
16. 6th April 1917: The U.S. Congress today approved a declaration of war on Germany and entered the 1st World War on the side of the Allies.
17. 6th April 1924: Fascists in Italy receive 65% vote in parliament.
18. 6th April 1924: Four planes today left Seattle on the first successful flight around the world.
19. 6th April 1925: British Air shows a film on an airplane for the first time today.
20. 6th April 1927: William P. MacCracken Jr earned license # 1, the first aviator license issued by the Department of Commerce.
21. 6th April 1930: The 1st transcontinental glider tow was completed today.
22. 6th April 1934: 418 Lutheran ministers were arrested in Germany today.
23. 6th April 1936: A tornado in Gainesville, Georgia kills 203 and injuring another 1800 people.
24. 6th April 1936: ANP began telex service in Amsterdam.
25. 6th April 1938: Roy J Plunkett invented Teflon.
26. 6th April 1938: Germany’s conquest of Austria was today recognized by the United States.
27. 6th April 1939: US and UK agree on joint control of Canton and Enderbury Is in the Pacific.
28. 6th April 1939: Great Britain and Poland today signed a military pact.


29. 6th April 1941: British Major General Michael Gambier-Parry was captured in North Africa.
30. 6th April 1941: Operation Bestrafung began. German bombers attack Belgrade. 17,000 people die.
31. 6th April 1941: Italian forces who were holding Addis Ababa, surrender to the British and Ethiopian forces.
32. 6th April 1941: German forces invaded Yugoslavia and Greece.
33. 6th April 1943: During World War II the British and American armies linked up in South Africa.
34. 6th April 1943: Leader of the illegal Dutch political party (CPN), Lou Hansen was arrested today.
35. 6th April 1943: British offensive at Wadi Akarit in South Tunisia.
36. 6th April 1944: In France, the Jewish nursery at Izieu-Ain, was run over by Nazis.
37. 6th April 1945: Yamato, the giant Japanese battleship heads to Okinawa today.

38. 6th April 1945: Tsugen Shima near Okinawa was today explored by the US Marines.
39. 6th April 1945: There was a massive kamikaze attack on the US battle fleet near Okinawa.
40. 6th April 1945: Coevorden freed from Nazis.
41. 6th April 1945: “This is your FBI” debuted on ABC radio.
42. 6th April 1950: Today John Foster Dulles became an advisor to US Secretary of State Acheson.
43. 6th April 1953: Prime Minister Mossadegh of Iran today demanded that the Shah’s power be reduced.
44. 6th April 1954: The US today performed an atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island.
45. 6th April 1955: There was a failed coup in Yemen by Abdullah Seif el-Islam today.
46. 6th April 1955: The US performed a nuclear test at its Nevada test site today.
47. 6th April 1956: Polish communist Gomulka was today freed from prison.
48. 6th April 1957: New York City ends trolley car service.
49. 6th April 1957: Greek shipping Tycoon Aristotle Onassis today bought the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founded Olympic Airlines.
50. 6th April 1957: The USSR today performed an atmospheric nuclear test.

51. 6th April 1957: The final run of trolley cars in New York City was completed today.
52. 6th April 1964: Egypt and Belgium restored diplomatic relations today.
53. 6th April 1965: The use of ground troops in the combat operations in Vietnam was today authorized by US President Lyndon B. Johnson.
54. 6th April 1965: Intelsat 1 “Early Bird”, the first commercial geosynchronous communications satellite was launched today.
55. 6th April 1966: Mihir Sen, today swam across Palk Strait between Sri Lanka and India.
56. 6th April 1967: The new French government today formed today the Premier Georges Pompidou.
57. 6th April 1967: About 1,500 Viet Cong attacked Quangtri in South Vietnam and freed 200 prisoners.
58. 6th April 1968: There was a gas and gunpowder explosion in a sporting goods store in downtown Richmond Indiana. The explosion killed 41 and more than 150 were injured.
59. 6th April 1968: The new socialist constitution was today approved by 94.5% of East Germans.
60. 6th April 1972: The Scarman Tribunal Report, reporting on an inquiry into the causes of violence during the summer of 1969 in North Ireland, was published today which found the Royal Ulster Constabulary was seriously at fault.

61. 6th April 1972: Egypt today dropped diplomatic relations with Jordan.
62. 6th April 1973: Pioneer 11 Spacecraft was launched today by the US.
63. 6th April 1973: Indian troops today take Sikkim.
64. 6th April 1973: In Antwerp, Belgium there was a dock strike in Gent.
65. 6th April 1980: Post-It Notes introduced.
66. 6th April 1981: A Yugoslav Communist Party official confirmed reports of intense ethnic riots in Kosovo.
67. 6th April 1983: The U.S. Veteran’s Administration today announced that it would give free medical care to more than 220,000 veterans who participated in nuclear tests from 1945 to 1962 for conditions traceable to radiation exposure.
68. 6th April 1984: The 11th Space Shuttle Mission Challenger 5 was launched today.
69. 6th April 1985: William J. Schroeder today became the first recipient of an artificial heart to be discharged from the hospital.
70. 6th April 1985: The US today performed a nuclear test at its Nevada test site.
71. 6th April 1985: After a coup under General Swarreddahab, Sudan suspends its constitution.

72. 6th April 1987: Dennis Levine who was convicted for insider trading, today began his two-year term.
73. 6th April 1987: Doe Jones industrial average closed above 2,400 points for the first time.
74. 6th April 1988: Mathew Henson, who had discovered the North Pole with Robert Peary, was today awarded honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
75. 6th April 1991: Italian League today suspended soccer star of Argentine Diego Maradona for 15 months, for testing positive for cocaine use.
76. 6th April 1991: Today, Subhana became the first Australian woman to become a Zen teacher.
77. 6th April 1992: Serbian troops began siege of Sarajevo today.
78. 6th April 1992: Communist groups in Nepal today declared a general strike.
79. 6th April 1992: Microsoft today announced an upgraded version of Windows 3.1, upgrading Windows 3.
80. 6th April 1992: The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that a Nebraska farmer was trapped into buying mail-order child pornography by postal agents.
81. 6th April 1993: Ilyushin IL-96M was test flown for the first time today at Moscow.
82. 6th April 1994: A Palestinian suicide bomber today killed 7 Israelis and himself.
83. 6th April 1994: The Rwandan Genocide began today when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyuprien were shot down.
84. 6th April 1998: Pakistan today successfully tested medium-range missiles which were capable of striking India.
85. 6th April 1998: Citycorp and Travelers Group announced that they would be merging. The new creation “Citigroup” became the largest financial-services conglomerate in the world.

86. 6th April 1998: In the United States, federal researchers today announced that daily consumption of tamoxifen pills could cut breast cancer risk among high-risk women.
87. 6th April 1998: The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 9,000 points for the first time.

21st Century – April 6 This Day In History – The 2000s

88. 6th April 2004: Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed by the process of impeachment.
89. 6th April 2005: Kurdish leader Jalal Talbani became the president of Iraq. Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari was named the Premier the next day.
90. 6th April 2006: NZSL, the New Zealand sign language becomes the official language of New Zealand.
91. 6th April 2009: An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck near L’Aquila in Italy, killing at least 253 people.
92. 6th April 2012: The F-18 Hornet of the US crashes into the side of an apartment building in Virginia. Two people were killed.
93. 6th April 2013: A suicide bombing in an election tent in Baquba in Iraq killed 22 and injured 60.
94. 6th April 2013: Eleven people were killed in an attack on a village in Midlu in Nigeria.
95. 6th April 2014: Viktor Orbans Fidesz was today re-elected Prime Minister of Hungary.

96. 6th April 2016: In the US primary elections Wisconsin won by Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Ted Cruz.
97. 6th April 2016: France today passed legislation making it illegal to pay for sex.
98. 6th April 2016: In Lima Peru, 30,000 people protested against the presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori on the 24th anniversary of her father Alberto Fujimori’s coup.
99. 6th April 2016: In Mexico, a baby was born with DNA from 3 parents through mitochondrial transfer, which was the first of its kind.
100. 6th April 2017: Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Florida for talks with US President Donald Trump.

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