Events in History on April 6

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

46 BC Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus.

Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius Caesar
Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman
Julius Caesar

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

402 Battle at Pollentia: Roman army under Stilicho beats Visigoten

Roman General Stilicho
Roman General
  • 610 Lailat-ul Qadar, night koran descended to Earth

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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

Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne
Holy Roman Emperor
  • 1320 The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.
  • 1327 Italian poet Petrarch 1st sets eyes on his beloved Laura
  • 1362 Tard-Venus robber bands strike at Brignais, France
  • 1385 John, Master of the Order of Aviz, is made king John I of Portugal.
  • 1634 Heeren XIX (the directors of the Dutch West India Company) ask "to secure Eylands Curacao"
  • 1652 Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established by Dutch East India Company under John of Riebeeck

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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

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1722 Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • 1724 Duke of Newcastle becomes British minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1727 Denmark signs Covenant of Hannover

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1757 British King George II dismisses minister (Secretary of State for the Southern Department) William Pitt the Elder

British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner) William Pitt the Elder
British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner)
William Pitt the Elder
  • 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 British militia shoots prisoners, 100's killed

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1830 Joseph Smith & 5 others organize Mormon church in Seneca Co, NY

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr
  • 1841 Cornerstone laid for 2nd Mormon temple, Nauvoo, Illinois

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1843 William Wordsworth is appointed British Poet Laureate by Queen Victoria

Poet William Wordsworth
William Wordsworth
Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
  • 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 Grand Army of the Republic forms in Decatur, Illinois, by Dr. Benjamin F. Stephenson
  • 1869 1st plastic, Celluloid, patented
  • 1883 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Speckled Band" (BG)
  • 1886 City of Vancouver BC incorporated
  • 1886 Declaration of Berlin neutralizes Tonga
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 approves unrestricted submarine warfare
  • 1917 US declares war on Germany, enters World War I

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1919 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a General Strike

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 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
  • 1924 Völkische Block (Nazis) receives 17.8% of vote in Bavaria
  • 1925 1st film shown on an airplane (British Air)
  • 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
  • 1934 418 Lutheran ministers arrested in Germany
  • 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 Beginning of operation Bestrafung - German bombers attack Belgrade (17,000 die)
  • 1941 British major general Michael Gambier-Parry captured in North Africa
  • 1941 German bombardment of Piraeus (munitions ship explodes)
  • 1941 Italian forces holding Addis Ababa surrender 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 Giant Japanese battleship Yamato heads to Okinawa
  • 1945 Massive kamikaze attack on US battle fleet near Okinawa
  • 1945 US marines explore Tsugen Shima near Okinawa

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1947 1st Tony Awards: Arthur Miller, David Wayne & Patricia Neal win for theatrical achievements

Playwright Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller
  • 1950 John F Dulles becomes advisor to US Secretary of State Acheson
  • 1954 TV Dinner was 1st put on sale by Swanson & Sons
  • 1954 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
  • 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)
  • 1964 Egypt & Belgium restore diplomatic relations
  • 1965 Intelsat 1 ("Early Bird") 1st commercial geosynchronous communications satellite launched
  • 1966 Mihir Sen swims Palk Strait between Sri Lanka & India

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1967 Premier Georges Pompidou forms new French government

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • 1968 94.5% of East German voters approve new socialist constitution
  • 1968 Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Dave Davis
  • 1968 HemisFair 1968 opens in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1968 Gas and gunpowder explosions at sporting goods store, downtown Richmond, Indiana, kills 41 and injures more than 150
  • 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 Dock strike in Gent/Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1973 Indian troops invade Sikkim
  • 1973 Pioneer 11 launched toward Jupiter & Saturn
  • 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 Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony 11/16
  • 1974 Yankees 1st home game at Shea Stadium, beat Indians 6-1
  • 1975 Bundy victim Denise Oliverson disappears from Grand Junction, Colo
  • 1975 Fastest hat trick by a Wash Cap 3 mins 26 secs (Stan Gilbertson)
  • 1978 Karnataka beat Uttar Pradesh by inn & 193 to win Ranji Trophy
  • 1980 Post It Notes introduced
  • 1981 Yugoslav government sends troops to Kosovo
  • 1981 Belgian government of Mark Eyskens forms
  • 1982 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center from White Sands
  • 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
  • 1985 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1987 Sugar Ray Leonard upsets Marvelous Marvin Hagler
  • 1988 African American polar explorer Matthew Henson buried next to R Peary in Arlington National Cemetery
  • 1989 Orel Hershiser ends his record 59 consecutive scoreless streak
  • 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
  • 1992 British 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
  • 1992 A general strike is declared by communist groups in Nepal.
  • 1993 1st test flight of Ilyushin IL-96M (Moscow)
  • 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.
  • 1997 Progress M-34 Launch (Russia)
  • 1998 Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India.
  • 2004 Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from the post by impeachment.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 2014 Viktor Orbán's Fidesz is re-elected Prime Minister of Hungary

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2016 US primary elections: Wisconsin won by Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Ted Cruz

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • 2016 France passes legistration making it illegal to pay for sex

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2016 Protests in Lima, Peru by 30,000 against presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori on 24th anniversary of her father Alberto Fujimori's coup

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori
President of Peru
Alberto Fujimori
  • 2016 First baby born with DNA from 3 parents through mitochondrial transfer in Mexico