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

  • 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.
  • 1812
    British forces under the command of the Duke of Wellington assault the fortress of Badajoz. This would be the turning point in the Peninsular War against Napoleon-led France.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1911
    During the Battle of Deçiq, Dedë Gjon Luli Dedvukaj, leader of the Malësori Albanians, raises the Albanian flag in the town of Tuzi, Montenegro, for the first time after George Kastrioti (Skenderbeg).
  • 1919
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a general strike.
  • 1926
    Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines).
  • 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).
  • 1962
    Leonard Bernstein causes controversy with his remarks from the podium during a New York Philharmonic concert featuring Glenn Gould performing Brahms’ First Piano Concerto.
  • 1973
    The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.
  • 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.
  • 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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