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

  • 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.
  • 1320
    The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.
  • 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.
  • 1860
    The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints—later renamed Community of Christ—is organized by Joseph Smith III and others at Amboy, Illinois
  • 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.
  • 1903
    The Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Israel and the Western world.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 1973
    Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India.
  • 2009
    A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing 307.

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