Historical Events on 6th April

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46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus.
402 - Battle at Pollentia: Roman army under Stilicho beats Visigoten
610 - Lailat-ul Qadar, night koran descended to Earth
774 - Charles the Great (Charlemagne) confirmed the gift to the Pope of the territories belonging to Ravenna made by his father Pepin the Short at Quiercy-sur-Loire in 753
1106 - Fire in Venice
1320 - The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.
1327 - Italian poet Petrarch 1st sets eyes on his beloved Laura
1362 - Robber bastion Tard-Venus strikes at Brignais France
1385 - John, Master of the Order of Aviz, is made king John I of Portugal.
1516 - A Willaert installed as singer of cardinal Ippolito I d'Este
1634 - Heeren XIX asks "to secure Eylands Curacao"
1652 - Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established by Dutch East India Company under John of Riebeeck
King Charles IIKing Charles II 1663 - King Charles II signs Carolina Charter
1664 - France & Saxony sign alliance
1667 - An earthquake devastates Dubrovnik, then an independent city-state.
1672 - France declares war on Netherlands
1722 - Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards
1724 - Duke of Newcastle becomes English minister of Foreign Affairs
1727 - Denmark signs Covenant of Hannover
1757 - British King George II fires minister William Pitt Sr
1782 - Rama I succeeds King Taksin of Siam (modern day Thailand), who is overthrown in a coup d'état.
1789 - 1st US Congress begins regular sessions, Federal Hall, NYC
1808 - John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company.
1815 - English militia shoots prisoners, 100's killed
Religious Leader Joseph Smith JrReligious Leader Joseph Smith Jr 1830 - Joseph Smith & 5 others organizes Mormon church in Seneca Co, NY
1841 - Cornerstone laid for 2nd Mormon temple, Nauvoo, Illinois
1848 - Jews of Prussia granted equality
1859 - US recognizes Liberal government in Mexico's War of Reform
1860 - Joseph Smith III, creates the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by reorganizing the previous church organized by his father, Joseph Smith, Jr.
1862 - Battle of Shiloh, Union defeats Confederacy in SW Tennessee
1865 - Battle of Sayler's Creek during US Civil War, 1/4rd of Lee's army cut off
1865 - Skirmish at High Bridge VA (Appomattox) during US Civil war;
1866 - G.A.R. forms
1869 - 1st plastic, Celluloid, patented
1877 - 17th British Golf Open: Jamie Anderson shoots a 160 at Musselburgh Links
1883 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Speckled Band" (BG)
1886 - City of Vancouver BC incorporated
1886 - Declaration of Berlin neutralizes Tonga
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George EastmanFounder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman 1889 - George Eastman places Kodak Camera on sale for 1st time
1890 - French troops under capt Archinard occupy Segu, West-Sudan
1893 - Andy Bowen & Jack Burke box 7 hrs 19 mins to no decision (111 rounds)
1893 - Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City dedicated
1896 - 1st modern Olympic games open in Athens Greece [3/25 OS] American, James Connolly, wins 1st Olympic gold medal in mod history
1900 - James J Jeffries KOs Jack Finnegan in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1903 - General railroad strike against "worgwetten" (anti-strike laws)
1903 - The Kishinev pogrom in Bessarabia begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Israel and the Western world.
1903 - In Holland, railroad and dock workers go out on strike, but the government passes anti-strike bills, calls out troops, and promptly ends the strike on the 13th April
1905 - Germany receives invitation from Sultan of Morocco to an international conference to discuss matters relating to Morocco
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. JeffriesBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries 1906 - 1st animated cartoon copyrighted
1909 - 1st credit union forms in US
1909 - North Pole reached by Americans Robert Peary & Matthew Henson
1912 - Electric starter 1st appeared in cars
1914 - American Radio Relay League (organization for hams) founded
1916 - German parliament OKs unrestricted submarine warfare
1917 - US declares war on Germany, enters World War I
1919 - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a General Strike
1920 - To force German evacuation of the Ruhr area, the French occupy Frankfurt, Darmstadt, and Hanau
1923 - The first Prefects Board in Southeast Asia is formed in Victoria Institution, Malaysia.
1924 - 4 planes leave Seattle on 1st successful around-the-world flight
1924 - Italy fascists receives 65% of vote of parliament
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi 1924 - Völkische Block (nazi's) receives 17.8% of vote in Bavaria
1925 - 1st film shown on an airplane (British Air)
1926 - Stanley Cup: Montl Maroons beat Victoria Cougars (WHL), 3 games to 1
1930 - 1st transcontinental glider tow completed
1930 - Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar
1931 - 1st Scottsboro (Ala) trial begins - 9 blacks accused of rape
1931 - 1st broadcast of "Little Orphan Annie" on NBC-radio
1934 - 418 Lutheran ministers arrested in Germany
1935 - H Levitt sinks 499 basketball free throws, misses & sinks 371 more
1936 - 3rd Masters Golf Tournament: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 285
1936 - ANP begins telex service in Amsterdam
1936 - Tornado, kills 203 & injuring 1,800 in Gainesville Georgia
1938 - Teflon invented by Roy J Plunkett
1939 - Great Britain & Poland sign military pact
1939 - US & UK agree on joint control of Canton & Enderbury Is (Pacific)
1941 - 8th Masters Golf Tournament: Craig Wood wins, shooting a 280
1941 - Begin oper Bestrafung-Germany bomb attacks Belgrade (17,000 die)
1941 - British general Gambier-Parry caught in North Africa
1941 - German bombardment on Piraeus (munitions ship explodes)
1941 - Italian held Addis Ababa surrenders to British & Ethiopian forces
1943 - British & US armies link up in Africa during WW II
1943 - British offensive at Wadi Akarit, South-Tunisia
1943 - Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN) arrested
1944 - Jewish nursery at Izieu-Ain France overrun by Nazis
1945 - Coevorden freed from Nazis
1945 - Japanese giant battleship Yamato heads to Okinawa
1945 - Massive kamikaze attack on US battle fleet near Okinawa
1945 - US marines explore Tsugen Shima near Okinawa
1947 - 11th Masters Golf Tournament: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 281
Playwright Arthur MillerPlaywright Arthur Miller 1947 - 1st Tony Awards: Arthur Miller, David Wayne & Patricia Neal win for theatrical achievements
1950 - John F Dulles becomes advisor to US Sect of State Acheson
1952 - 16th Masters Golf Tournament: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 286
1954 - Mont Canadiens score 3 goals in 56 sec in playoff game against Det
1954 - TV Dinner was 1st put on sale by Swanson & Sons
1954 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1955 - "3 for Tonight" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 85 performances
1955 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1955 - Yemen: failed coup by Abdullah Seif el-Islam
1956 - Polish communist Gomulka freed from prison
1957 - NYC ends trolley car service
1957 - USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)
Golfer Sam SneadGolfer Sam Snead 1957 - Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.
1958 - 22nd Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 284
1959 - 31st Academy Awards - "Gigi", Susan Hayward & David Niven win
1964 - Egypt & Belgium restore diplomatic relations
1965 - Intelsat 1 ("Early Bird") 1st coml geosynchronous communications satellite launched
1966 - Mihir Sen swims Palk Strait between Sri Lanka & India
1967 - Premier Georges Pompidou forms new French government
1968 - 94.5% of East German voters approve new socialist constitution
1968 - Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Dave Davis
1968 - Gunpowder stocks at a sporting-goods store explode, killing 43 (Va)
1968 - HemisFair 1968 opens in San Antonio, Texas
French President Georges PompidouFrench President Georges Pompidou 1968 - In Richmond, Indiana's downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150.
1968 - 13th Eurovision Song Contest: Massiel for Spain wins singing "La, la, la" in London
1971 - During a debate at Westminster on Northern Ireland, Harold Wilson of the Labour Party claimes that a draft Bill for the imposition of direct rule exists
1972 - Egypt drops diplomatic relations with Jordan
1972 - The Scarman Tribunal Report, an inquiry into the causes of violence during the summer of 1969 in N Ireland, is published, finding that the Royal Ulster Constabulary had been seriously at fault
1973 - Harbor strike in Gent/Antwerp, Belgium
1973 - Indies troops invade Sikkim
1973 - Pioneer 11 launched toward Jupiter & Saturn
Baseball Player Roberto ClementeBaseball Player Roberto Clemente 1973 - Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his #
1973 - US launches Pioneer 11 to Jupiter & Saturn
1973 - Yankee Ron Blomberg becomes 1st designated hitter, he walks
1973 - Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
1974 - 200,000 attend rock concert "California Jam" in Ontario
1974 - Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony 11/16
1974 - Yankees 1st home game at Shea Stadium, beat Indians 6-1
1974 - 19th Eurovision Song Contest: ABBA for Sweden wins singing "Waterloo" in Brighton
1975 - "Night... Made America Famous" closes at Barrymore NYC after 75 perfs
1975 - "The Rocky Horror Show" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 45 perfs
1975 - Bundy victim Denise Oliverson disappears from Grand Junction, Colo
1975 - Fastest hat trick by a Wash Cap 3 mins 26 secs (Stan Gilbertson)
1976 - 1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies & Gentlemen the Rolling Stones"
1977 - Judge rules Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released
1977 - Kingdome opens, Seattle Mariners 1st game, loses to Angels 7-0
1978 - Karnataka beat Uttar Pradesh by inn & 193 to win Ranji Trophy
LPGA Golfer Donna CaponiLPGA Golfer Donna Caponi 1980 - 9th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
1980 - Gordie Howe completes a record 26th season
1980 - Post It Notes, introduced
1981 - Yugoslav government sends troops to Kosovo
1982 - Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center from White Sands
1982 - Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minn 52,279
1983 - Caps 2-Isles 5-Patrick Div Semifinals- Isles hold 1-0 lead
1984 - 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41-C)-Challenger 5 is launched
1984 - 1st time 11 people in space
1984 - Members of Cameroon's Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.
1985 - Bombay beat Delhi by 90 runs to win the Ranji Trophy final
1985 - Sudan suspends constitution after coup under general Swarreddahab
Ice Hockey Legend Gordie HoweIce Hockey Legend Gordie Howe 1985 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 - 15th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley
1986 - Soccer ball juggled non-stop for 14:14 hrs
1986 - CBS' fact based "Nobody's Child", story of Marie Balter
1987 - 22nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, Randy Travis, and Reba McEntire win
1987 - Sugar Ray Leonard upsets Marvelous Marvin Hagler
1987 - Al Campanis appears on Niteline saying blacks may not be equiped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy
1988 - African American polar explorer Matthew Henson buried next to R Peary in Arlington National Cemetery
1988 - NJ Devils' 1st playoff game; lose to Isles 4-3 (OT) in 1st round
1989 - Orel Hershiser ends his record 59 consecutive scoreless streak
1991 - Former child actor Adam Rich arrested for breaking into a pharmacy
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams JrCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr 1991 - NY-NJ Knights 1st home game (Giant Stad) lose to Frankfurt 27-17
1991 - Subhana, becomes 1st Australian woman to become a Zen teacher
1991 - Argentine soocer star Diego Maradona suspended for 15 month by Italian League for testing positive for cocaine use
1991 - 145th Grand National: Nigel Hawke aboard Seagram wins
1992 - 1st game at Camden Field, Balt-Orioles beat Indians 2-0
1992 - 54th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Michigan 71-51
1992 - Britain Radio Authority licenses Virgin & TV-AM radio licenses
1992 - Microsoft announced Windows 3.1, upgrading Windows 3.0
1992 - Oriole Park at Camden Yards opens, beating Cleveland 2-0
1992 - Serbian troops begin siege of Sarajevo
1992 - US Supreme Court rules a Nebraska farmer was entrapped by postal agents into buying mail-order child pornography
1992 - Voting begins on choice of Elvis postage stamps
Football Legend Diego MaradonaFootball Legend Diego Maradona 1992 - A general strike is declared by communist groups in Nepal.
1993 - 1st test flight of Ilyushin IL-96M (Moscow)
1993 - Florida Marlins 1st lost ever (4-2 to LA Dodgers)
1994 - 1st scheduled Indians night game at Jacobs Field is rained out
1994 - Chuck Jones found guilty of breaking into Marla Maples home
1994 - Liberal Supreme Court Justice Blackmun (Roe v Wade) resigns
1994 - Palestinian suicide bomber kills 7 Israelis & himself
1994 - Rockwell B-1B Lancers break 11 world speed records
1994 - The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.
1995 - "Having Our Say" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 308 performances
1996 - Albert Belle shows off his arm by hitting Sports Illustrated photographer Tony Tomsic in the hand prior to a game
1997 - "3 Sisters" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
1997 - 9th Seniors Golf Tradition: Gil Morgan wins
1997 - Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Longs Drugs Challenge
1997 - Brad Faxon wins Freeport-McDermott Golf Classic
1997 - Progress M-34 Launch (Russia)
1998 - Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India.
2002 - 155th Grand National: Jim Culloty aboard Bindaree wins
2004 - Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from the post by impeachment.
2004 - 23rd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Tennessee 70-61
2005 - Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani becomes the Iraqi president; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day.
2006 - NZSL (New Zealand sign language) is made an official language of New Zealand
2009 - A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing at least 253.
2009 - 71st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Michigan State 89-72
2010 - 29th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Stanford 53-47
2012 - US F-18 Hornet crashes into side of apartment building in Virginia with no fatalities
2013 - 22 people are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing at an election campaign tent in Baquba, Iraq
2013 - 11 people are killed in an attack on a village in Midlu, Nigeria
2013 - Bayern Munich win their 23rd German Bundesliga title with 6 games to spare

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