What Happened on April 6

Historical Events

  • 46 BC Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus.
  • 1652 Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established by Dutch East India Company under John of Riebeeck
  • 1789 1st US Congress begins regular sessions, Federal Hall, NYC
  • 1889 George Eastman begins selling his Kodak flexible rolled film for the first time
  • 1896 1st modern Olympic games open in Athens Greece [3/25 OS] American, James Connolly, wins 1st Olympic gold medal in mod history
  • 1994 The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president JuvĂ©nal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.
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Did You Know?

Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards

On April 6, 1722

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  • 2012 Actress and model Heidi Klum (39) divorces British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal (49) due to irreconcilable differences after almost seven years of marriage
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