About April 6

April 6, 2021 is the 96th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 269 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 301 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.
  • 402
    Stilicho stymies the Visigoths under Alaric in the Battle of Pollentia.
  • 1385
    John, Master of the Order of Aviz, is made king John I of Portugal.
  • 1808
    John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company, that would eventually make him America’s first millionaire.
  • 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.)
  • 1830
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the original church of the Latter Day Saint movement, is organized by Joseph Smith, Jr. and others at Fayette or Manchester, New York.
  • 1888
    Thomas Green Clemson dies, bequeathing his estate to the State of South Carolina to establish Clemson Agricultural College.
  • 1895
    Oscar Wilde is arrested in the Cadogan Hotel, London after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.
  • 1896
    In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I.
  • 1923
    The first Prefects Board in Southeast Asia is formed in Victoria Institution, Malaysia.
  • 1929
    Huey P. Long Governor of Louisiana is impeached by the Louisiana House of Representatives.
  • 1930
    Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, “With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire.” beginning the Salt Satyagraha.
  • 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).
  • 1957
    Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.
  • 1965
    Launch of Early Bird, the first communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.
  • 1970
    Newhall Incident: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed in a shootout.
  • 1974
    ABBA win the 19th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton with Waterloo.
  • 1994
    The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.
  • 2008
    2008 Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers.

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