About April 6

April 6, 2022 is the 96th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 269 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 291 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 6

  • 46 BC
    Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus.
  • 1199
    King Richard I of England dies from an infection following the removal of an arrow from his shoulder.
  • 1320
    The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.
  • 1580
    One of the largest earthquakes recorded in the history of England, Flanders, or Northern France, takes place.
  • 1793
    During the French Revolution, the Committee of Public Safety becomes the executive organ of the republic.
  • 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.)
  • 1861
    First performance of Arthur Sullivan’s debut success, his suite of incidental music for The Tempest, leading to a career that included the famous Gilbert and Sullivan operas.
  • 1869
    Celluloid is patented.
  • 1895
    Oscar Wilde is arrested in the Cadogan Hotel, London after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.
  • 1919
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a general strike.
  • 1926
    Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines).
  • 1945
    World War II: Sarajevo is liberated from German and Croatian forces by the Yugoslav Partisans.
  • 1947
    The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievement.
  • 1965
    The British Government announces the cancellation of the TSR-2 aircraft project.
  • 1974
    ABBA win the 19th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton with Waterloo.
  • 1984
    Members of Cameroon’s Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.
  • 1998
    Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India.
  • 2004
    Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from office by impeachment.
  • 2008
    2008 Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers.
  • 2009
    A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing 307.

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