About April 6

April 6, 2024 is the 97th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 269 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Aries is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 298 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 6

  • 1453
    Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (Istanbul), which falls on May 29.
  • 1580
    One of the largest earthquakes recorded in the history of England, Flanders, or Northern France, takes place.
  • 1814
    Nominal beginning of the Bourbon Restorationanniversary date that Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to Elba. (Rule by the Bourbons is delayed a few weeks, though allies held most key locales of France.)
  • 1866
    The Grand Army of the Republic, an American patriotic organization composed of Union veterans of the American Civil War, is founded. It lasts until 1956.
  • 1893
    Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is dedicated by Wilford Woodruff.
  • 1895
    Oscar Wilde is arrested in the Cadogan Hotel, London after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.
  • 1903
    The Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Israel and the Western world.
  • 1917
    World War I: The United States declares war on Germany (see President Woodrow Wilson’s address to Congress).
  • 1929
    Huey P. Long Governor of Louisiana is impeached by the Louisiana House of Representatives.
  • 1936
    Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak: Another tornado from the same storm system as the Tupelo tornado hits Gainesville, Georgia, killing 203.
  • 1941
    World War II: Nazi Germany launches Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece).
  • 1945
    World War II: Sarajevo is liberated from German and Croatian forces by the Yugoslav Partisans.
  • 1945
    World War II: the Battle of Slater’s Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end.
  • 1965
    The British Government announces the cancellation of the TSR-2 aircraft project.
  • 1968
    In Richmond, Indiana’s downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150.
  • 1970
    Newhall Incident: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed in a shootout.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: Easter Offensive – American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments.
  • 1973
    The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.
  • 1994
    The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.
  • 2005
    Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani becomes Iraqi president; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day.

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