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    What happened on April 6

    • April 6, 0402 Stilicho stymies the Visigoths under Alaric in the Battle of Pollentia.

    • April 6, 0648 -BC- Earliest total solar eclipse; chronicled by Greeks

    • April 6, 0885 "Death - Methodius Greek apostle of the slaves/archbishop of Sirmium, dies"

    • April 6, 0912 "Death - Nottker ""the Stamelaar"" benedictine monk/poet, dies at about 71"

    • April 6, 1199 "Death - Richard I the Lion-hearted, King of England (1189-99), dies at 41"

    • April 6, 1199 "Richard I the Lion-hearted, King of England (1189-99), dies at 41"

    • April 6, 1252 "Death - Peter of Verona [Peter Martyr] Italian inquisitor/st, dies at 45"

    • April 6, 1320 The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.

    • April 6, 1327 Italian poet Petrarch first sets eyes on his beloved Laura

    • April 6, 1327 "The poet Petrarch first sees his idealized love, Laura, in the church of Saint Clare in Avignon."

    • April 6, 1348 Death - Petrarch's Laura dies of plague

    • April 6, 1348 Italian poet Petrarch's beloved Laura dies of plague

    • April 6, 1362 "Death - Jacques de Bourbon count of Marche, killed in battle"

    • April 6, 1385 "John, Master of the Order of Aviz, is made king John I of Portugal."

    • April 6, 1472 "Death - Pieter Bladelin Belgium, land owner (Middelburg castle), dies"

    • April 6, 1483 "Birthday - Raphael [Raffaello Sanzio] Urbino Italy, painter/master builder (Madonna Sistina)"

    • April 6, 1489 "Death - Hans Waldmann Swiss military/mayor (Zurich), beheaded"

    • April 6, 1490 "Death - Matthias Corvinus king of Hungary, dies"

    • April 6, 1520 "Death - Raphael [Sanzio] artist (Sistine Madonna), dies on his 37th birthday"

    • April 6, 1520 Raphael artist dies on his 37th birthday

    • April 6, 1528 "Death - Albrecht Drer German painter/graphic artist, dies in Nrnberg Germany at 56"

    • April 6, 1551 "Death - Joachim Vadianus Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen, dies at 66"

    • April 6, 1590 "Death - Francis Walsingham English Secretary of State, dies at about 57"

    • April 6, 1593 "Death - Henry Barrow English puritian/Congressionalist, hanged"

    • April 6, 1593 "Death - John Greenwood English Congressionalist, hanged"

    • April 6, 1605 "Death - John Stow British historian, dies"

    • April 6, 1609 Henry Hudson sails 'Half Moon' up Hudson River to site of Albany; searching for North West Passage for Dutch East India Company.

    • April 6, 1631 Birthday - Vincenzo De Grandis composer

    • April 6, 1652 "Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp at the Cape of Good Hope, which eventually becomes Cape Town."

    • April 6, 1660 Birthday - Johann Kuhnau composer

    • April 6, 1663 King Charles II signs Carolina Charter

    • April 6, 1667 "An earthquake devastates Dubrovnik, then an independent city-state."

    • April 6, 1671 Birthday - Jean-Baptiste Rousseau French playwright/poet (Sacred Odes & Songs)

    • April 6, 1672 Birthday - Andre Cardinal Destouches composer

    • April 6, 1674 "Death - Charles de Man Belgian lawyer (Observations), dies at 69"

    • April 6, 1707 "Death - Willem Van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, dies a 73"

    • April 6, 1708 Birthday - George Reuter composer

    • April 6, 1712 Slave revolt in New York

    • April 6, 1741 Birthday - Sbastien-Roch-Nicolas Chamfort French playwright (Maximes)

    • April 6, 1752 Birthday - Johann Friedrich Kranz composer

    • April 6, 1757 Birthday - Alessandro Rolla composer

    • April 6, 1773 "Birthday - James Mill Scotland, philosopher/historian (Hist of British India)"

    • April 6, 1776 "Sloop-of-war Ranger, frigate Queen of France and frigate Warren capture British Hibernia and 7 other vessels"

    • April 6, 1778 Birthday - Joseph Funk composer

    • April 6, 1779 "Death - Tommaso MFS Traetta Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52"

    • April 6, 1782 "Death - Rynoldus Popma van Oevering composer, dies at 90"

    • April 6, 1782 "Rama I succeeds King Taksin of Thailand, who was overthrown in a coup d'tat."

    • April 6, 1789 "First US Congress begins regular sessions, Federal Hall, NYC"

    • April 6, 1793 "During the French Revolution, the Committee of Public Safety becomes the executive organ of the republic, and the period known as the Reign of Terror begins."

    • April 6, 1805 "Death - Lorenz Justinian Ott composer, dies at 56"

    • April 6, 1806 Birthday - Elizabeth Barrett Browning poet (Sonnets from the Portuguese)/Mrs Robert Browning

    • April 6, 1808 John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company.

    • April 6, 1810 "Birthday - Philip Gosse intentor of institutional aquarium, writer (Omphalos)"

    • April 6, 1812 Birthday - Aaron Bernstein writer

    • April 6, 1812 Birthday - Gavril Yakimovich Lomakin composer

    • April 6, 1814 Napoleon abdicates. He is then exiled to Elba.

    • April 6, 1815 Birthday - Friedrich Robert Volkmann composer

    • April 6, 1817 "Death - Bonaventura Furlanetto composer, dies at 78"

    • April 6, 1818 Birthday - Francis Henry Brown composer

    • April 6, 1819 Birthday - Johann A H Scheler Belgian librarian

    • April 6, 1822 "Death - Franz Xaver Partsch composer, dies at 62"

    • April 6, 1823 "Birthday - Joseph Medill St John New Brunswick Canada, newspaper editor (Chicago Tribune)"

    • April 6, 1826 Birthday - Gustave Moreau French painter

    • April 6, 1828 "Birthday - Charles William Field Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1892"

    • April 6, 1829 "Death - Niels H Able Norwegian mathematician (infinite series), dies at 26"

    • April 6, 1830 "Birthday - James Augustine Healy Macon GA, 1st black Roman Catholic bishop"

    • April 6, 1830 "Joseph Smith & 5 others organizes Mormon church in Seneca Co, NY"

    • April 6, 1830 "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is organized by Joseph Smith, Jr. and others at Fayette, New York."

    • April 6, 1832 Indian Wars: Black Hawk War begins - The Sauk warrior Black Hawk enters into war with the United States.

    • April 6, 1833 "Birthday - Johan H C Kern Dutch linguist (Sanskrit, Old Javan)"

    • April 6, 1835 Birthday - Jose Marraco y Ferrer composer

    • April 6, 1838 "Death - Jos B de Andrada e Silva premier of Brazil (1822-23), dies at 74"

    • April 6, 1841 "Cornerstone laid for 2nd Mormon temple, Nauvoo, Missouri"

    • April 6, 1844 Birthday - Joseph Ludwig composer

    • April 6, 1848 Jews of Prussia granted equality

    • April 6, 1851 Canadian postal service transferred from British control; sets uniform postal rate of 3 pence a letter.

    • April 6, 1853 "Asteroid 25, Phocaea discovered"

    • April 6, 1853 J Chacornac discovers asteroid #25 Phocaea

    • April 6, 1854 "Death - William Strickland US architect, dies"

    • April 6, 1854 "William Strickland US architect, dies"

    • April 6, 1859 US recognizes Liberal government in M‚xico's War of the Reform

    • April 6, 1860 Birthday - Ren Lalique French jewel designer

    • April 6, 1860 "Joseph Smith III, creates the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by reorganizing the previous church organized by his father, Joseph Smith, Jr."

    • April 6, 1862 "Battle of Shiloh, Union defeats Confederacy in SW Tennessee"

    • April 6, 1862 "Death - Adley Hogan Gladden Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 51"

    • April 6, 1862 "Death - Albert Sidney Johnston US Confederate General, dies in battle at 59"

    • April 6, 1862 Naval Gunfire from Tyler and Lexington help save Union Troops at Battle of Shiloh

    • April 6, 1865 "Battle of Sayler's Creek, 1/3rd of Lee's army cut off"

    • April 6, 1865 "Death - John Austin Wharton US Confederate General-Major, dies at 36"

    • April 6, 1865 "Death - Reuben B Boston US Confederate cavalry Colonel, dies in battle"

    • April 6, 1866 Birthday - Butch Cassidy [Robert Parker] US desperado (Wild Bunch Passage)

    • April 6, 1866 Birthday - Joseph Lincoln Steffens muckraker/journalist (Shame of the Cities)

    • April 6, 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."

    • April 6, 1868 Brigham Young marries his 27th & final wife

    • April 6, 1869 Birthday - Louis Raemakers Dutch draftsman/painter

    • April 6, 1869 Celluloid is patented.

    • April 6, 1871 Birthday - Alexander grandson of England's Queen Victoria

    • April 6, 1878 Birthday - Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg composer

    • April 6, 1878 Birthday - Erich Mhsam writer

    • April 6, 1878 Prosper Henry discovers asteroid #186 Celuta

    • April 6, 1883 Birthday - Mien Labberton Dutch poetress

    • April 6, 1884 "Birthday - Walter Huston Toronto Ontario Canada, actor (Maltese Falcon, Treasure of Sierra Madre)"

    • April 6, 1884 "Death - Emanuel Geibel writer, dies at 68"

    • April 6, 1885 Birthday - Carlos Leon Salzedo composer

    • April 6, 1886 "City of Vancouver, BC incorporated"

    • April 6, 1886 Declaration of Berlin neutralizes Tonga

    • April 6, 1888 Birthday - Daniel Andersson Swedish poet/writer (Svarta Ballader)

    • April 6, 1889 Birthday - Barry Macollum Northern Ireland

    • April 6, 1889 Birthday - Gabriela Mistral writer

    • April 6, 1890 Birthday - Andr L Danjon French astronomer

    • April 6, 1890 "Birthday - Anthony Herman Gerard Fokker Holland, aircraft pioneer (Spider)"

    • April 6, 1892 "Birthday - Donald Wills Douglas US, aircraft pioneer (McConnell Douglas)"

    • April 6, 1892 "Birthday - Lowell Thomas Woodington OH, newscaster (High Adventure)"

    • April 6, 1892 Birthday - Mateusz Glinski composer

    • April 6, 1893 Andy Bowen & Jack Burke box 7 hrs 19 mins to no decision (111 rounds)

    • April 6, 1893 Mormon temple in Salt Lake City dedicated

    • April 6, 1893 Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicated by Wilford Woodruff.

    • April 6, 1895 "Oscar Wilde is arrested (in Cadogan Hotel, London) after losing a libel case against the John Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry."

    • April 6, 1896 Birthday - Juan Tomas Perez composer

    • April 6, 1896 "In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games 1,500 years after being banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I."

    • April 6, 1896 The first modern Olympic games begin in Athens (3/25 OS)

    • April 6, 1898 "Birthday - Bobby Gilbert Pennsylvania, actor (Rebel Set, Marcus Welby MD)"

    • April 6, 1900 "Birthday - Andrs Sas Per, composer"

    • April 6, 1900 Birthday - Leo Robin US writer (Thanks For the Memory)

    • April 6, 1900 Jim Jeffries KO's Jack Finnegan in 55 seconds

    • April 6, 1901 Birthday - Willem Pelemans Flemish composer/music reviewer

    • April 6, 1902 "Birthday - Gertrude Short Cincinnati OH, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus)"

    • April 6, 1903 Birthday - Harold Edgerton foremost high-speed photographer

    • April 6, 1903 Birthday - Mickey Cochrane baseball hall of fame catcher (.320 average)

    • April 6, 1903 "The Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Israel and the Western world."

    • April 6, 1904 Birthday - Kurt G Kiesinger German chancellor (Wherever They May Be)

    • April 6, 1905 P Gotz discovers asteroid #563 Suleika

    • April 6, 1906 Birthday - John Betjeman English Poet Laureate 1972-1984 (Mount Zion)

    • April 6, 1906 "Death - Alexander L Kielland Norwegian writer (Working People), dies at 57"

    • April 6, 1906 The first animated cartoon copyrighted

    • April 6, 1908 "Birthday - Vano Il'ich Muradov [Muradeli] Russia, composer"

    • April 6, 1908 J H Metcalf discovers asteroid #755 Quintilla

    • April 6, 1909 Commander Robert E. Peary & Matthew Henson reports reaching the North Pole

    • April 6, 1909 Robert Peary allegedly reaches the North Pole.

    • April 6, 1909 The first credit union established in US

    • April 6, 1910 Birthday - Desmond Dreyer British Admiral

    • April 6, 1911 Birthday - Phyllis Margaret Duncan Tate composer

    • April 6, 1911 "Ded Gjon Luli Dedvukaj, Leader of the Malsori Albanians, raises the Albanian flag in the town of Tuzi, Montenegro, for the first time after Gjergj Kastrioti (Skenderbeg)."

    • April 6, 1912 Birthday - Endre Szekely composer

    • April 6, 1912 "Birthday - Wilhelmus H L ""Willem"" Tollenaar actor/director (Don Carlos)"

    • April 6, 1913 "Death - Jose Marraco y Ferrer composer, dies on 78th birthday"

    • April 6, 1914 "Birthday - George Reeves Ashland KY, actor (Superman, Gone With the Wind)"

    • April 6, 1915 "SS Guernsey, went ashore on at Cap de la Hague Guernsey with a loss of seven crew while outward bound from Guernsey to Southampton."

    • April 6, 1916 S Belyavskij discovers asteroid #857 Glasenappia

    • April 6, 1917 Birthday - Julian Faber CEO (Willis Faber)

    • April 6, 1917 "Birthday - Walter ""Shakey"" Horton Mississippi, harmonicist (Everybody's Fishin')"

    • April 6, 1917 "US declares war on Germany, enters World War I"

    • April 6, 1917 World War I: United States declares war on Germany (see Wilson's address to Congress).

    • April 6, 1918 "Birthday - Joan Bernard Principal (Trevelyan College, Durham)"

    • April 6, 1918 "Birthday - Karen Verne Berlin Germany, actress (Madame X)"

    • April 6, 1919 "Death - Stefan Surzynski composer, dies at 63"

    • April 6, 1919 Gandhi orders a General Strike.

    • April 6, 1920 Birthday - Bernard Carter British painter/etcher

    • April 6, 1921 Birthday - Andrew Welsh Imbrie composer

    • April 6, 1921 Birthday - Franta Belsky British sculptor

    • April 6, 1921 Birthday - Lord Moore of Wolvercote

    • April 6, 1922 B Jekhovsky discovers asteroid #977 Philippa

    • April 6, 1922 "Birthday - Barry Levinson Baltimore MD, director (Homicide@Life on the Street, Avalon, Rain Man, Diner)"

    • April 6, 1923 "The first Prefects Board in Southeast Asia is formed in Victoria Institution, Malaysia."

    • April 6, 1924 4 planes leave Seattle on first successful around-the-world flight

    • April 6, 1924 The first successful flight (with stops) completely around the world begins

    • April 6, 1925 Birthday - Arthur D Larsen tennis champion (US Open-1950)

    • April 6, 1925 Birthday - John Knox British supreme court justice

    • April 6, 1925 Birthday - Marcus Worsley Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire

    • April 6, 1926 "Birthday - Ian Paisley North Ireland, clergyman/MP"

    • April 6, 1926 "Death - Giovanni Amendola antifascist/editor-in-chief (Il Mondo), dies at 43"

    • April 6, 1926 Walter Varney Airlines makes first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines).

    • April 6, 1927 Birthday - David Ingram Vice-Chancellor (University of Kent at Canterbury)

    • April 6, 1927 Birthday - Gerry Mulligan British saxophonist/orchestra leader (Jazz on a Summer Day)

    • April 6, 1928 Birthday - James Dewey Watson chemist (co-discovered structure of DNA)

    • April 6, 1928 "Birthday - Joi Lansing Salt Lake City UT, actress (Bob Cummings Show)"

    • April 6, 1929 "Birthday - ""Crazy"" Joe Gallo mobster"

    • April 6, 1929 "Birthday - Andr Previn Berlin Germany, conductor (London Symphony)/composer/pianist"

    • April 6, 1929 Birthday - Arthur S Taylor Jr US drummer/band leader (Taylor's Wailers)

    • April 6, 1929 Birthday - Edison Vasalievich Denisov composer

    • April 6, 1929 Birthday - Li Yuan-chia artist

    • April 6, 1929 Birthday - Willis Hall British writer

    • April 6, 1930 First transcontinental glider tow completed

    • April 6, 1930 "Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, ""With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire."" Thus he starts Salt Satyagraha."

    • April 6, 1931 "Birthday - Ivan Dixon New York NY, actor (Car Wash, Hogan's Heroes)"

    • April 6, 1931 Birthday - Joan Carlyle British soprano

    • April 6, 1931 "Death - Giuseppi Radiciotti composer, dies at 73"

    • April 6, 1931 First Scottsboro (Ala) trial begins - 9 blacks accused of rape

    • April 6, 1933 "Birthday - Dudley Sutton British actor (Leather Boys, Brimstone & Treacle)"

    • April 6, 1934 "Birthday - Antonius Geesink Holland, judo (Olympics-gold-1964)"

    • April 6, 1934 Birthday - Reijo Jyrkiainen composer

    • April 6, 1935 "Birthday - John Pepper Clark Nigeria, writer (Horn, Song of a Goat)"

    • April 6, 1935 "Death - Edward Arlington Robinson US poet, dies"

    • April 6, 1935 "H Levitt sinks 499 basketball free throws, misses & sinks 371 more"

    • April 6, 1936 Birthday - Manfred Schoof composer

    • April 6, 1936 "Tornado, kills 203 & injuring 1,800 in Gainesville Georgia"

    • April 6, 1937 "Birthday - Billy Dee Williams Harlem New York NY, actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Chiefs, Empire Strikes Back, Double Dare)"

    • April 6, 1937 "Birthday - Merle Haggard Bakersfield CA, country singer (Death Valley Days)"

    • April 6, 1937 Birthday - Tom Veivers cricketer (Australian off-spinner in the 60's)

    • April 6, 1938 Birthday - Paul Daniels British magician

    • April 6, 1938 "Birthday - Roy Thinnes Chicago IL, actor (Invaders, Falcon Crest, General Hospital)"

    • April 6, 1939 "Death - Robert Courtneidge British theater producer, dies"

    • April 6, 1939 US & UK agree on joint control of Canton & Enderbury Is (Pacific)

    • April 6, 1940 Birthday - Anne Campbell MP

    • April 6, 1940 Birthday - Homero Aridjis Mexican poet (La Tumba de Filidor)

    • April 6, 1940 "Death - Andres Isasi composer, dies at 49"

    • April 6, 1941 "Birthday - Hans W Geissendorfer Augsburg Germany, director (Sternsteinhof)"

    • April 6, 1941 German army invades Yugoslovia and Greece.

    • April 6, 1941 Italian-held Addis Ababa capitulates to British & Ethiopian forces

    • April 6, 1942 Birthday - Phil Austin comedian (Firesign Theater)

    • April 6, 1942 "General Andrew G.L. (Andy) McNaughton forms the First Canadian Army in Britain with five divisions, two armored brigades, and 3 other divisions slated for home defence."

    • April 6, 1943 Birthday - Harry Conroy trade unionist

    • April 6, 1943 Birthday - Joaquin Agostinho Portuguese cyclist

    • April 6, 1943 Birthday - Roger Cook investigative journalist/broadcaster

    • April 6, 1943 "Birthday - Susan Tolsky Houston, actress (Madame's Place, Here Come the Brides)"

    • April 6, 1943 British & US army link up in Africa during WW II

    • April 6, 1944 "Birthday - [Holly] Michelle [Gilliam] Phillips Long Beach CA, singer (Mama & Papas)/actress (Knots Landing)"

    • April 6, 1944 Birthday - Felicity Palmer British mezzo-soprano

    • April 6, 1944 Birthday - John Stax rocker (Pretty Things-Don't Bring Me Down)

    • April 6, 1944 "Birthday - Judith McConnell Pittsburgh PA, actress (Sophia-Santa Barbara)"

    • April 6, 1945 Birthday - Bob Marley reggae musician/singer (Whalers-No Woman)

    • April 6, 1945 Birthday - Rodney Bickerstaffe trade unionist

    • April 6, 1945 "Death - Benjamin M Telders president (Dutch Liberal States Party), dies at 42"

    • April 6, 1945 First heavy kamikaze attack on ships at Okinawa.

    • April 6, 1945 Most of the Jewish prisoners remaining at the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany are forced out on death marches.

    • April 6, 1946 Birthday - Paul Beresford MP

    • April 6, 1947 Birthday - Jan Kees Wiebenga Dutch MP (VVD)

    • April 6, 1947 "Birthday - Tony Connor Romford Essex England, drummer (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)"

    • April 6, 1947 "Death - Vaclav Kapral composer, dies at 58"

    • April 6, 1947 The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievements.

    • April 6, 1949 "Birthday - Jane Actman New York NY, actress (Barbara-Paul Lynde Show)"

    • April 6, 1949 Birthday - Mary Maples Dunn college president (Smith College)

    • April 6, 1949 "Death - Stanley Christopherson cricketer (1884, MCC President during WWII), dies"

    • April 6, 1950 "Birthday - Dennis E Eckart (Representative-Democrat-OH, 1981- )"

    • April 6, 1951 "Birthday - Ralph Cooper Australia, drummer (Air Supply-All Out of Love)"

    • April 6, 1951 "Death - Halfdan Cleve composer, dies at 71"

    • April 6, 1952 Birthday - Judith McConnell actress (Sophia Capwell-Santa Barbara)

    • April 6, 1952 "Birthday - Marilu Henner Chicago IL, actress (Taxi, Man Who Loved Women, Evening Shade)"

    • April 6, 1952 "Birthday - Udo Dirkshneider heavy metal rocker (Accept-Balls to the Wall, Udo)"

    • April 6, 1952 Sam Snead wins his 2nd Masters golf tournament

    • April 6, 1953 Birthday - Janet Lynn ice skater (Olympics-bronze-1972)

    • April 6, 1954 "Birthday - Judi Bowker Shawford England, actress (Clash of the Titans)"

    • April 6, 1956 Birthday - Dilip Vengsarkar cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1976-92)

    • April 6, 1956 Birthday - Mudassar Nazar cricketer (son of Nazar Mohammad Pakistani bat)

    • April 6, 1957 Birthday - Maurizio Damilano Italian speed walker (30K World Record)

    • April 6, 1957 Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.

    • April 6, 1957 NYC ends trolley car service

    • April 6, 1958 Arnold Palmer wins first major golf tournament-the Masters

    • April 6, 1959 "Birthday - Dianne Brill Tampa, fashion designer/party girl (Queen of the Night)"

    • April 6, 1961 "Birthday - Mike Schuchart Omaha NE, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Tour Championship)"

    • April 6, 1961 Birthday - Rory Bremner impressionist

    • April 6, 1961 "Death - Jules J B V Bordet Belgian bacteriologist (Nobel 1919), dies at 90"

    • April 6, 1961 USS Lake Champlain brings oxygen to aid stricken passenger of British liner Queen of Bermuda.

    • April 6, 1962 "Birthday - Stan Cullimore bassist (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There)"

    • April 6, 1962 "Death - J C Heldring Dutch businessman, dies at 74"

    • April 6, 1963 "Birthday - Lorenzo Lynch NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders)"

    • April 6, 1964 Birthday - Bill Brooks NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)

    • April 6, 1964 "Birthday - Johnny Dee heavy metal drummer (Britny Fox-Boys in Heat, King Kobra)"

    • April 6, 1965 "Birthday - Gerald Diduck Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)"

    • April 6, 1965 "Birthday - Rica Reinisch German Democratic Republic, 100 meter/200 meter backstroke (Olympics-gold-1980)"

    • April 6, 1965 Birthday - Virginia Lee Australian rower (Olympics-96)

    • April 6, 1965 In Dar es Salaam Tanzania Ottawa starts program to equip and train air force of Tanzania.

    • April 6, 1965 "Intelsat 1 (""Early Bird"") first coml geosynchronous comm satellite"

    • April 6, 1965 "Launch of Early Bird, the first communications satellite to be placed in synchronous orbit."

    • April 6, 1966 "Birthday - Kymberly Paige Newport Beach CA, playmate (May 1987)"

    • April 6, 1966 "Death - Julia Faye actress (10 Commandments. Samson & Delilah), dies at 73"

    • April 6, 1966 Lester Bowles L. B. Pearson 1897-1972 announces plans to promote bilingualism in the public service. (very expensive)

    • April 6, 1966 Mihir Sen swims the Palk Strait between Sri Lanka & India

    • April 6, 1967 Birthday - Derrick Fenner NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)

    • April 6, 1967 "Birthday - John Ratzenberger Bridgeport CT, actor (Cliff Clavin-Cheers)"

    • April 6, 1967 T Smirnova discovers asteroid #1804 Chebotarev

    • April 6, 1968 94.5% of East German voters approve new socialist constitution

    • April 6, 1968 Birthday - Chris Anderson Australian high jumper (Olympics-96)

    • April 6, 1968 "Death - Bobby Hutton US Black Panther leader, shot to death"

    • April 6, 1968 "Gunpowder stocks at a sporting-goods store explode, killing 43 (Va)"

    • April 6, 1968 "HemisFair 1968 opens in San Antonio, Texas"

    • April 6, 1968 "In Richmond, Indiana's downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150."

    • April 6, 1968 USS New Jersey recommissioned for shore bombardment duty in Vietnam

    • April 6, 1969 Birthday - Andy Harmon NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)

    • April 6, 1969 "Birthday - Ari Meyers San Juan Puerto Rico, actress (Emma McArdle-Kate & Allie)"

    • April 6, 1969 "Birthday - Bret Boone El Cajon CA, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)"

    • April 6, 1969 "Birthday - Brian Williams NBA center/forward (Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers)"

    • April 6, 1970 "Birthday - Olaf Kolzig Johannesbourg Saf, NHL goalie (Washington Capitals)"

    • April 6, 1970 Birthday - Oliver Miller NBA forward/center (Toronto Raptors)

    • April 6, 1970 Newhall Incident: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed.

    • April 6, 1971 Birthday - Anthony Redmon guard (Arizona Cardinals)

    • April 6, 1971 Birthday - Tamara Henry Miss Arkansas-USA (1997)

    • April 6, 1971 "Birthday - Tom Sorensen Racine WI, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96)"

    • April 6, 1971 "Birthday - Vivian Y Herding Albuquerque NM, Miss New Mexico-America (1996)"

    • April 6, 1971 "Death - Igor F Stravinsky Russian composer (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies in New York at 88"

    • April 6, 1972 "Birthday - Dickey Simpkins NBA forward (San Francisco Warriors, Chicago Bulls)"

    • April 6, 1972 Birthday - Donald Blair CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)

    • April 6, 1972 Birthday - Hurvin McCormack NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)

    • April 6, 1972 Birthday - Jason Hervey actor (Wayne Arnold-Wonder Years)

    • April 6, 1972 Bomb explosion at the Cuban Trade Commission in Montreal kills one person.

    • April 6, 1972 "Death - Heinrich Lbke West Germany President (1959-69), dies at 77"

    • April 6, 1973 Birthday - Donnie Edwards linebacker (Kansas City Chiefs)

    • April 6, 1973 Birthday - Randall Godfrey linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)

    • April 6, 1973 Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.

    • April 6, 1974 "200,000 attend rock concert ""California Jam"""

    • April 6, 1974 "Death - Willem Dudok Dutch architect (Hilversum Town Hall), dies at 89"

    • April 6, 1974 Number one hit on UK music charts - Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun

    • April 6, 1975 Birthday - Damon Phillip Pampolina rapper/drummer (Party)

    • April 6, 1975 "Bundy victim Denise Oliverson disappears from Grand Junction, Colo"

    • April 6, 1975 "Chiang Kai-Shek Nationalist Chinese leader, dies at 87"

    • April 6, 1976 "Birthday - Candace [Helaine] Cameron Bure Panorama City CA, actress (DJ Tanner-Full House)"

    • April 6, 1976 "Birthday - Simon Coombes Melbourne Victoria Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)"

    • April 6, 1976 "Birthday - Soleil Moon Frye Glendora CA, actress (Punky Brewster)"

    • April 6, 1976 "Death - Ruth P Thomson writer, dies"

    • April 6, 1976 "The first quadrophonic movie track: ""Ladies & Gentlemen the Rolling Stones"""

    • April 6, 1977 "In Iran a 6.0 earthquake was was centered about 800 kilometers northwest of Bandar Abbas. The earthquake killed at least 348, injured about 200"

    • April 6, 1977 Judge rules the Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released

    • April 6, 1977 The Kingdome in Seattle opens

    • April 6, 1978 "Death - Nicolas Nabokov composer (Holy Devil), dies at 74"

    • April 6, 1978 "Death - Reinoud Anders Dutch actor (Unrest of Grave), dies at 65"

    • April 6, 1979 Birthday - Ali Burr Miss North Carolina Teen-USA (1997)

    • April 6, 1979 Birthday - Frederick MGDL Windsor son of English prince Michael

    • April 6, 1979 "Death - M Marie Widlow softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), dies at 61"

    • April 6, 1979 "Death - Milton Ager US composer, dies at 85"

    • April 6, 1979 Rod Stewart & Alana Collins wed

    • April 6, 1980 Birthday - Matthew Thomas Carey actor (Once You Meet a Stranger)

    • April 6, 1980 Gordie Howe completes a record 26th season

    • April 6, 1981 "Death - Bob ""The Bear"" Hite singer (Canned Heat-Goin' up the Country), dies"

    • April 6, 1982 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center from White Sands

    • April 6, 1983 "Death - Ana Maria Salvador guerilla leader, murdered"

    • April 6, 1984 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41-C)-Challenger 5 is launched

    • April 6, 1984 "Death - Jimmy Kenndy British songwriter (South of the Border), dies"

    • April 6, 1984 "Death - Ral Donner singer/narrator, dies at 41"

    • April 6, 1984 Members of Cameroon's Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.

    • April 6, 1985 Atlantis (OV-104) rollout at Palmdale

    • April 6, 1986 "American, James Connolly, wins first Olympic gold medal in mod history"

    • April 6, 1986 Soccer ball juggled non-stop for 14:14 hrs

    • April 6, 1987 Sugar Ray Leonard upsets Marvelous Marvin Hagler

    • April 6, 1989 President orders DOD to assist in Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup

    • April 6, 1990 Death - Lady Nancy Hawkes (1946 best-dressed woman) dies at 73

    • April 6, 1990 "Death - Ronald E Evans astronaut (Apollo 17), dies of a heart attack at 57"

    • April 6, 1990 Lady Nancy Hawkes (1946 best dress woman) dies at 73

    • April 6, 1990 Liberals and Parti Quebecois team up to pass motion rejecting any modifications to Meech Lake accord; hours before Newfoundland rejection.

    • April 6, 1990 Newfoundland Legislature votes to rescind support for Meech Lake accord.

    • April 6, 1991 "Death - Bill Ponsford cricketer (Test average 48 22, 1st-class average 65 18), dies"

    • April 6, 1991 Former child actor Adam Rich arrested for breaking into a pharmacy

    • April 6, 1992 A general strike is declared by communist groups in Nepal

    • April 6, 1992 Britain Radio Authority licenses Virgin & TV-AM radio licenses

    • April 6, 1992 "Death - Isaac Asimov science fiction writer (I Robot), dies from kidney failure at 72"

    • April 6, 1992 "Death - Molly Picon yiddish actress (Milk & Honey), dies of Alzheimers at 94"

    • April 6, 1992 Futurist/author Isaac Asimov dies at age 72 of heart and kidney failure in New York.

    • April 6, 1992 "Isaac Asimov science fiction writer (I Robot), dies at 72"

    • April 6, 1992 The Goderich Exeter Railway commences operations over the former CN line between Stratford Junction and Goderich and from Clinton Junction to Centralia in Ontario.

    • April 6, 1992 Voting begins on choice of Elvis postage stamps

    • April 6, 1993 Branch Navy Hospital Adak responds to crash of civilian Chinese airline providing lifesaving treatment and medical evacuation of 89 injured passengers. Only one passenger out of 265 passengers died.

    • April 6, 1993 "Death - Divya Bharati ""Baby Doll"" Indies actress (Diwana), dies in car at 19"

    • April 6, 1993 "Death - Hedi Amira Nouira PM of Tunisia (1970-80), dies"

    • April 6, 1994 "Death - Agatha Uwilingiyimana Rwanda/1st female PM in Africa, assassinated"

    • April 6, 1994 "Death - Cyprian Niayamira President of Burundi (1993-94), assassinated"

    • April 6, 1994 "Death - Dick Cary jazz musician, dies at 77"

    • April 6, 1994 "Death - Juvnal Habayarimana President of Rwanda (1973), assassinated"

    • April 6, 1994 "Death - Patricia Louise Dalton chair (Sherlock Holmes Society), dies at 75"

    • April 6, 1994 "Death - Theo Bosch humanist/architect (Amsterdam), dies at 54"

    • April 6, 1994 The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvnal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.

    • April 6, 1995 "Death - Vieno J Sukselainen PM of Finland (1959-61), dies"

    • April 6, 1996 "Death - Greer Garson actress (Goodbye Mr Chips), dies at 92"

    • April 6, 1997 "Death - Jack Kent Cooke NFL owner (Washington Redskins), dies at 84"

    • April 6, 1998 Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India.

    • April 6, 2004 Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from the post by impeachment.

    • April 6, 2005 Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani becomes the Iraqi president; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day.







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