What happened this day in history April 6

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 96th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 269 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 24, 2021 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,617,667,200 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 ‘enneacontahexagon’ 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 301 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 3,028 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 6 Historical Events

  • 1320
    The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.
  • 1808
    John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company, that would eventually make him America’s first millionaire.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The Battle of Sayler’s Creek – Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia fights its last major battle while in retreat from Richmond, Virginia.
  • 1869
    Celluloid is patented.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    World War I: The United States declares war on Germany (see President Woodrow Wilson’s address to Congress).
  • 1926
    Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines).
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: Easter Offensive – American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments.
  • 1973
    The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.
  • 1998
    Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India.

Who were born on April 6?

  • 1651
    André Dacier, French classical scholar (d. 1722)
  • 1894
    Gertrude Baines, American supercentenarian (d. 2009)
  • 1909
    William M. Branham, American evangelist (d. 1965)
  • 1916
    Vincent Ellis McKelvey, American geologist (d. 1987)
  • 1929
    Joi Lansing, American model and actress (d. 1972)
  • 1937
    Billy Dee Williams, American actor
  • 1945
    Neal Boortz, American radio personality
  • 1962
    Iris Häussler, German installation artist
  • 1967
    Jonathan Firth, British actor
  • 1982
    Herculez Gomez, American soccer player

Who died on April 6?

  • 1755
    Richard Rawlinson, English minister and antiquarian (b. 1690)
  • 1829
    Niels Henrik Abel, Norwegian mathematician (b. 1802)
  • 1833
    Adamantios Korais, Greek humanist scholar (b. 1748)
  • 1970
    Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (b. 1933)
  • 1970
    Sam Sheppard, American accused murderer (b. 1923)
  • 1976
    Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (b. 1903)
  • 1996
    Greer Garson, Irish actress (b. 1904)
  • 1998
    Tammy Wynette, American singer (b. 1942)
  • 1999
    Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist (b. 1908)
  • 2009
    Shawn Mackay, Australian rugby player (b. 1982)

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