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, 1,459,900,800 seconds 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

  • 1808
    John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company, that would eventually make him America’s first millionaire.
  • 1814
    Nominal beginning of the Bourbon Restorationanniversary date that Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to Elba. (Rule by the Bourbons is delayed a few weeks, though allies held most key locales of France.)
  • 1866
    The Grand Army of the Republic, an American patriotic organization composed of Union veterans of the American Civil War, is founded. It lasts until 1956.
  • 1936
    Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak: Another tornado from the same storm system as the Tupelo tornado hits Gainesville, Georgia, killing 203.
  • 1947
    The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievement.
  • 1962
    Leonard Bernstein causes controversy with his remarks from the podium during a New York Philharmonic concert featuring Glenn Gould performing Brahms’ First Piano Concerto.
  • 1973
    Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
  • 1974
    ABBA win the 19th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton with Waterloo.
  • 1982
    Estonian Communist Party bureau declares “fight against bourgeois TV” — meaning Finnish TV — a top priority of the propagandists of Estonian SSR
  • 2004
    Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from office by impeachment.

Who were born on April 6?

  • 1766
    Wilhelm von Kobell, German painter and printmaker (d. 1853)
  • 1810
    Philip Henry Gosse, English naturalist (d. 1888)
  • 1869
    Levon Shant, Armenian playwright, novelist and poet (d. 1951)
  • 1926
    Ian Paisley, Northern Irish politician
  • 1952
    Udo Dirkschneider, German singer
  • 1955
    Keith Hunter Jesperson, Canadian serial killer
  • 1969
    Spencer Wells, American geneticist
  • 1983
    Bobbi Starr, American pornographic actress
  • 1984
    Max Bemis, American musician and songwriter
  • 1988
    Leigh Adams, Australian footballer

Who died on April 6?

  • 885
    Saint Methodius (b. c. 815)
  • 1528
    Albrecht Dürer, German artist (b. 1471)
  • 1551
    Joachim Vadian, Swiss humanist (b. 1484)
  • 1571
    John Hamilton, Scottish prelate and politician
  • 1883
    Benjamin Wright Raymond, American politician (b. 1801)
  • 1953
    Idris Davies, Welsh poet (b. 1905)
  • 1970
    Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (b. 1933)
  • 2005
    Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (b. 1923)
  • 2006
    Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (b. 1977)
  • 2007
    Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (b. 1916)

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