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

  • 46 BC
    Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus.
  • 1667
    An earthquake devastates Dubrovnik, then an independent city-state.
  • 1888
    Thomas Green Clemson dies, bequeathing his estate to the State of South Carolina to establish Clemson Agricultural College.
  • 1893
    Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is dedicated by Wilford Woodruff.
  • 1930
    Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, “With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire.” beginning the Salt Satyagraha.
  • 1945
    World War II: the Battle of Slater’s Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end.
  • 1968
    In Richmond, Indiana’s downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150.
  • 1973
    Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
  • 1973
    The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.
  • 1982
    Estonian Communist Party bureau declares “fight against bourgeois TV” — meaning Finnish TV — a top priority of the propagandists of Estonian SSR

Who were born on April 6?

  • 1671
    Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet (d. 1741)
  • 1820
    Nadar, French photographer (d. 1910)
  • 1920
    Edmond H. Fischer, Swiss-American biochemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1955
    Rob Epstein, American filmmaker and journalist
  • 1973
    Donnie Edwards, American football player
  • 1975
    Zach Braff, American actor
  • 1981
    Kari Jobe, American singer-songwriter
  • 1981
    Robert Earnshaw, Zambian/Welsh footballer
  • 1982
    Ilan Hall, American chef
  • 1988
    Mike Bailey, English actor

Who died on April 6?

  • 1362
    James I, Count of La Marche, French soldier (b. 1319)
  • 1528
    Albrecht Dürer, German artist (b. 1471)
  • 1755
    Richard Rawlinson, English minister and antiquarian (b. 1690)
  • 1906
    Alexander Kielland, Norwegian author (b. 1849)
  • 1935
    Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet (b. 1869)
  • 1961
    Jules Bordet, Belgian immunologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1870)
  • 1995
    Ioannis Alevras, Greek politician (b. 1912)
  • 2005
    Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (b. 1923)
  • 2007
    Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (b. 1916)
  • 2010
    Wilma Mankiller, Native-American activist, chief of the Cherokee Nation (b. 1945)

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