23 July

23 July

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about April 6th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 6th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day
  • National Gorgeous Grandma Day

Historic Events

1995: Comet Hale–Bopp discovered
Also known as C/1995 O1 by the scientific community, this well-known comet was discovered independently by Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp.

1992 Abkhazia declares independence from Georgia
The Republic of Abkhazia is a disputed territory of Georgia and is recognized as an independent state by only a handful of counties including Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Nauru, and Tuvalu.

1982: International Whaling Commission bans commercial whale hunting
The International Whaling Commission (IWC) passed a resolution to restrict commercial whaling and ban it completely after 1986. 25 countries voted to put the restrictions and ban in place.

1972: Landsat 1 launched
The first satellite in the US’s LANDSAT program, the Landsat discovered an uninhabited island off the eastern coast of Canada in 1976. The island is now called Landsat Island.

1962: First live transatlantic television signal
Telstar 1, a communications satellite relayed the world’s first transatlantic television signal in the form of a show that featured Walter Cronkite.

Famous Birthdays

1989: Daniel Radcliffe – English actor

1980: Michelle Williams – American singer-songwriter, producer, actress

1976: Judit Polgár – Hungarian chess player

1957: Theo van Gogh – Dutch director

1892: Haile Selassie I – Ethiopian Emperor

Heartbreaking Deaths

2013: Emile Griffith – Virgin Islander boxer

2011: Amy Winehouse – English singer-songwriter

1973: Eddie Rickenbacker – American pilot, Medal of Honor recipient

1951 Philippe Pétain – French general, politician, 119th Prime Minister of France

1885 Ulysses S. Grant – American general, politician, 18th President of the United States


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