On This Day

Historical Events on April 6 (Part 2)

  • 2015 77th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Wisconsin, 68-63; Blue Devils' point guard Tyus Jones, 23 points

Election of Interest

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

  • 2016 France passes legislation making it illegal to pay for sex

Historic Event

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

  • 2016 First baby born with DNA from 3 parents through mitochondrial transfer in Mexico

Historic Event

2017 Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Florida for talks with US President Donald Trump

  • 2018 Canadian Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team involved in a bus crash outside Tisdale, Saskatchewan that kills 16
  • 2019 Tampa Bay Lightning beats Boston Bruins, 6-3 in the season finale for their 62nd regular season win, tying the NHL record held by Detroit Red Wings (1995-96); 128 points, 4th in NHL history
  • 2019 First ever "Marsquake" seismic event on planet Mars detected by NASA's InSight lander

COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe announces state of emergency in seven prefectures and a nearly $1 trillion stimulus package as COVID-19 cases climb


2020 Nadia, a tiger at the Bronx Zoo (New York City), tests positive for COVID-19, 1st known case of human-to-cat transmission

  • 2020 US COVID-19 death toll passes 10,000 in six weeks, with more than 356,000 American infected, New York death toll reaches 4,758
  • 2020 149th British Open Men's Golf Championship is cancelled for the first time since WWII due to the COVID-19 pandemic; Royal St George's GC to host event in 2021
  • 2020 Cyclone Harold makes landfall in Vanuatu, leaving thousands of houses destroyed and 2 dead

Film & TV History

2021 Jeff Bezos, worth $177 billion, tops Forbes Billionaires list of 2,755 people, including new entry Kim Kardashian