6 April

April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 269 days remain until the end of the year.

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Day of Hope.
  • New Beers Eve.
  • Plan Your Epitaph Day.
  • New Beer’s Eve
  • National Tartan Day
  • National Caramel Popcorn Day
  • National Day Of Hope
  • National Bookmobile Day

Historic Events

1994: The Rwandan genocide begins

The assassination of Rwandan President, Juvénal Habyarimana, and Burundian President, Cyprien Ntaryamira, triggered a mass slaughter of ethnic Tutsis with up to 1 million victims.

1965: The first commercial communications satellite is launched

Intelsat I, also known as Early Bird, facilitated the first live TV broadcast of a spacecraft splashdown when Gemini 6 landed in the Atlantic Ocean.

1924: A team of aviators begins the first round-the-world flight in history

Four aircraft left Seattle on a westbound route around the globe. 157 days later, two of them reached the same location.

1909: Robert Peary allegedly becomes the first person to reach the North Pole

Peary’s claim has never been verified and is widely contested. The first undisputed journey to the North Pole was the 1948 Soviet Sever-2 expedition.

1896: The first modern Olympic Games are opened in Athens

241 athletes from 14 countries took part in the First Olympiad. The event took place over 1500 years after the last ancient Olympic Games, which originated in Olympia in south-western Greece.

1889: George Eastman begins selling his Kodak flexible rolled film for the first time in 1889.

1652: Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, was established by the Dutch East India Company under Jan van Riebeeck in 1652.

1648: Construction of the Red Fort was completed at Shahjahanabad, Mughal Empire in 1648.

1887: Turkish men in traditional clothing

Turkish men in traditional clothing, 1887
Turkish men in traditional clothing, 1887

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, April 6

1963: Rafael Correa, Ecuadorian politician, 54th President of Ecuador

1929: André Previn, German/American pianist, composer, conductor

1928: James Watson, American biologist, geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate

1926: Sergio Franchi, Italian/American singer, actor

1926: Ian Paisley, Irish minister, politician, 2nd First Minister of Northern Ireland

Paul Rudd was born.

Ram Das was born.

Zach Breff was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, April 6

1992: Isaac Asimov, American chemist, author

1971: Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer

1528: Albrecht Dürer, German painter, engraver, mathematician

1520: Raphael, Italian painter, architect

1199: Richard I of England

Issac Asimov died.

Muhamad Shah died.

Moses Hess died.

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