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.
  • 1250
    Seventh Crusade: Ayyubids of Egypt capture King Louis IX of France in the Battle of Fariskur.
  • 1327
    The poet Petrarch first sees his idealized love, Laura, in the church of Saint Clare in Avignon.
  • 1667
    An earthquake devastates Dubrovnik, then an independent city-state.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Ships of the Continental Navy fail in their attempt to capture a Royal Navy dispatch boat.
  • 1793
    During the French Revolution, the Committee of Public Safety becomes the executive organ of the republic.
  • 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.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The Battle of Sayler’s Creek – Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia fights its last major battle while in retreat from Richmond, Virginia.
  • 1869
    Celluloid is patented.
  • 1909
    Robert Peary and Matthew Henson reach the North Pole.
  • 1917
    World War I: The United States declares war on Germany (see President Woodrow Wilson’s address to Congress).
  • 1936
    Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak: Another tornado from the same storm system as the Tupelo tornado hits Gainesville, Georgia, killing 203.
  • 1965
    Launch of Early Bird, the first communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.
  • 1994
    The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.
  • 1998
    Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India.
  • 1998
    Travelers Group announces an agreement to undertake the $76 billion merger between Travelers and Citicorp, and the merger is completed on October 8, of that year, 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; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day.
  • 2009
    A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing 307.

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