What are the important events that happened on April 6? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 6: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 6 is the 97th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 269 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 24, 2016 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 405,528 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘enneacontaheptagon’ day.

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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 297 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,202 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 6 Historical Events

  • 402
    Stilicho stymies the Visigoths under Alaric in the Battle of Pollentia.
  • 1250
    Seventh Crusade: Ayyubids of Egypt capture King Louis IX of France in the Battle of Fariskur.
  • 1320
    The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Ships of the Continental Navy fail in their attempt to capture a Royal Navy dispatch boat.
  • 1793
    During the French Revolution, the Committee of Public Safety becomes the executive organ of the republic.
  • 1896
    In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I.
  • 1923
    The first Prefects Board in Southeast Asia is formed in Victoria Institution, Malaysia.
  • 1941
    World War II: Nazi Germany launches Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece).
  • 1945
    World War II: the Battle of Slater’s Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end.
  • 1998
    Travelers Group announces an agreement to undertake the $76 billion merger between Travelers and Citicorp, and the merger is completed on October 8, of that year, forming Citibank.

Who were born on April 6?

  • 1613
    Stjepan Gradić, Croatian philosopher and scientist (d. 1683)
  • 1773
    James Mill, Scottish philosopher and historian (d. 1836)
  • 1851
    Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (d. 1932)
  • 1902
    Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (d. 1989)
  • 1938
    Roy Thinnes, American actor
  • 1947
    John Ratzenberger, American actor
  • 1947
    Mike Worboys, British mathematician
  • 1974
    Robert Kovač, Croatian footballer
  • 1976
    Candace Cameron Bure, American actress
  • 1988
    Leigh Adams, Australian footballer

Who died on April 6?

  • 1862
    Albert Sidney Johnston, American Confederate general (b. 1803)
  • 1935
    Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet (b. 1869)
  • 1959
    Leo Aryeh Mayer, Israeli professor and scholar of Islamic art (b. 1895)
  • 1970
    Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (b. 1933)
  • 1974
    Sir Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and businessman (b. 1895)
  • 1994
    Juvénal Habyarimana, Rwandan politician (b. 1937)
  • 1998
    Wendy O. Williams, American singer (Plasmatics) (b. 1949)
  • 2006
    Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (b. 1977)
  • 2010
    Corin Redgrave, British actor and political activist (b. 1939)
  • 2010
    Wilma Mankiller, Native-American activist, chief of the Cherokee Nation (b. 1945)

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