On This Day in History for April 6 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 154 of 154

  • 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, Colorado
  • 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 (Giants Stadium) 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 Rwandan Genocide begins with the assassination of Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira with their plane being shot down by surface-to-air missiles, abruptly ending peace negotiations. Those responsible have never been identified.

Dictator and President of Rwanda Juvénal Habyarimana
Dictator and President of Rwanda
Juvénal Habyarimana
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005 Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani becomes the Iraqi president; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day

6th President of Iraq Jalal Talabani
6th President of Iraq
Jalal Talabani
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Birthdays in History

Weddings in History

Deaths in History