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1919Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a General Strike.

198722nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Randy Travis & Hank Williams Jr

1980Gordie Howe completes a record 26th season

46 BCJulius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus.

19809th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

774Charles the Great (Charlemagne) confirmed the gift to the Pope of the territories belonging to Ravenna made by his father Pepin the Short at Quiercy-sur-Loire in 753

1722Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards

402Battle at Pollentia: Roman army under Stilicho beats Visigoten

1830Joseph Smith & 5 others organizes Mormon church in Seneca Co, NY

1663King Charles II signs Carolina Charter

1757British King George II fires minister William Pitt Sr

195822nd Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 284

195216th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 286

1900james j jeffries KOs Jack Finnegan in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1991Argentine soocer star Diego Maradona suspended for 15 month by Italian League for testing positive for cocaine use

1973Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his #

1889George Eastman places Kodak Camera on sale for 1st time

1967Premier Georges Pompidou forms new French government

198615th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley

19471st Tony Awards: Arthur Miller, David Wayne & Patricia Neal win for theatrical achievements

April 6th Historical Events
Date Event
46
Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus. 
BC
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402
Battle at Pollentia: Roman army under Stilicho beats Visigoten 
610
Lailat-ul Qadar, night koran descended to Earth 
774
Charles the Great (Charlemagne) confirmed the gift to the Pope of the territories belonging to Ravenna made by his father Pepin the Short at Quiercy-sur-Loire in 753 
1106
Fire in Venice 
1320
The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath. 
1327
Italian poet Petrarch 1st sets eyes on his beloved Laura 
1362
Robber bastion Tard-Venus strikes at Brignais France 
1385
John, Master of the Order of Aviz, is made king John I of Portugal. 
1516
A Willaert installed as singer of cardinal Ippolito I d'Este 
1634
Heeren XIX asks "to secure Eylands Curacao" 
1652
Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established by Dutch East India Company under John of Riebeeck 
1663
King Charles II signs Carolina Charter 
1664
France & Saxony sign alliance 
1667
An earthquake devastates Dubrovnik, then an independent city-state. 
1672
France declares war on Netherlands 
1712
Slave revolt in NY 
1722
Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards 
1724
Duke of Newcastle becomes English minister of Foreign Affairs 
1727
Denmark signs Covenant of Hannover 
1757
British King George II fires minister William Pitt Sr 
1782
Rama I succeeds King Taksin of Siam (modern day Thailand), who is overthrown in a coup d'état. 
1789
1st US Congress begins regular sessions, Federal Hall, NYC 
1808
John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company. 
1815
English militia shoots prisoners, 100's killed 
1830
Joseph Smith & 5 others organizes Mormon church in Seneca Co, NY 
1841
Cornerstone laid for 2nd Mormon temple, Nauvoo, Illinois 
1848
Jews of Prussia granted equality 
1859
US recognizes Liberal government in Mexico's War of Reform 
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. 
1862
Battle of Shiloh, Union defeats Confederacy in SW Tennessee 
1865
Battle of Sayler's Creek during US Civil War, 1/4rd of Lee's army cut off 
1865
Skirmish at High Bridge VA (Appomattox) during US Civil war; 
1866
G.A.R. forms 
1869
1st plastic, Celluloid, patented 
1883
Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Speckled Band" (BG) 
1886
City of Vancouver BC incorporated 
1886
Declaration of Berlin neutralizes Tonga 
1889
George Eastman places Kodak Camera on sale for 1st time 
1890
French troops under capt Archinard occupy Segu, West-Sudan 
1893
Andy Bowen & Jack Burke box 7 hrs 19 mins to no decision (111 rounds) 
1893
Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City dedicated 
1896
1st modern Olympic games open in Athens Greece [3/25 OS] American, James Connolly, wins 1st Olympic gold medal in mod history 
1900
james j jeffries KOs Jack Finnegan in 1 for heavyweight boxing title 
1903
General railroad strike against "worgwetten" (anti-strike laws) 
1903
The Kishinev pogrom in Bessarabia begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Israel and the Western world. 
1903
In Holland, railroad and dock workers go out on strike, but the government passes anti-strike bills, calls out troops, and promptly ends the strike on the 13th April 
1905
Germany receives invitation from Sultan of Morocco to an international conference to discuss matters relating to Morocco 
1906
1st animated cartoon copyrighted 
1909
1st credit union forms in US 
1909
North Pole reached by Americans Robert Peary & Matthew Henson 
1912
Electric starter 1st appeared in cars 
1916
German parliament OKs unrestricted submarine warfare 
1917
US declares war on Germany, enters World War I 
1919
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a General Strike. 
1920
French troop attacks Main/Darmstadt/Hanau 
1923
The first Prefects Board in Southeast Asia is formed in Victoria Institution, Malaysia. 
1924
4 planes leave Seattle on 1st successful around-the-world flight 
1924
Italy fascists receives 65% of vote of parliament 
1924
Völkische Block (nazi's) receives 17.8% of vote in Bavaria 
1925
1st film shown on an airplane (British Air) 
1926
Stanley Cup: Montl Maroons beat Victoria Cougars (WHL), 3 games to 1 
1930
1st transcontinental glider tow completed 
1930
Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar 
1931
1st Scottsboro (Ala) trial begins - 9 blacks accused of rape 
1931
1st broadcast of "Little Orphan Annie" on NBC-radio 
1934
418 Lutheran ministers arrested in Germany 
1935
H Levitt sinks 499 basketball free throws, misses & sinks 371 more 
1936
3rd Golf Masters Championship: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 285 
1936
ANP begins telex service in Amsterdam 
1936
Tornado, kills 203 & injuring 1,800 in Gainesville Georgia 
1938
Teflon invented by Roy J Plunkett 
1939
Great Britain & Poland sign military pact 
1939
US & UK agree on joint control of Canton & Enderbury Is (Pacific) 
1941
8th Golf Masters Championship: Craig Wood wins, shooting a 280 
1941
Begin oper Bestrafung-Germany bomb attacks Belgrade (17,000 die) 
1941
British general Gambier-Parry caught in North Africa 
1941
German bombardment on Piraeus (munitions ship explodes) 
1941
Italian held Addis Ababa surrenders to British & Ethiopian forces 
1943
British & US armies link up in Africa during WW II 
1943
British offensive at Wadi Akarit, South-Tunisia 
1943
Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN) arrested 
1944
Jewish nursery at Izieu-Ain France overrun by Nazis 
1945
Coevorden freed from Nazis 
1945
Japanese giant battleship Yamato heads to Okinawa 
1945
Massive kamikaze attack on US battle fleet near Okinawa 
1945
US marines explore Tsugen Shima near Okinawa 
1947
11th Golf Masters Championship: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 281 
1947
1st Tony Awards: Arthur Miller, David Wayne & Patricia Neal win for theatrical achievements 
1950
John F Dulles becomes advisor to US Sect of State Acheson 
1952
16th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 286 
1954
Mont Canadiens score 3 goals in 56 sec in playoff game against Det 
1954
TV Dinner was 1st put on sale by Swanson & Sons 
1954
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island 
1955
"3 for Tonight" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 85 performances 
1955
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1955
Yemen: failed coup by Abdullah Seif el-Islam 
1956
Polish communist Gomulka freed from prison 
1957
NYC ends trolley car service 
1957
USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests) 
1957
Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines. 
1958
22nd Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 284 
1959
31st Academy Awards - "Gigi", Susan Hayward & David Niven win 
1964
Egypt & Belgium restore diplomatic relations 
1965
Intelsat 1 ("Early Bird") 1st coml geosynchronous comm satellite 
1966
Mihir Sen swims Palk Strait between Sri Lanka & India 
1967
Premier Georges Pompidou forms new French government 
1968
94.5% of East German voters approve new socialist constitution 
1968
Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Dave Davis 
1968
Gunpowder stocks at a sporting-goods store explode, killing 43 (Va) 
1968
HemisFair 1968 opens in San Antonio, Texas 
1968
In Richmond, Indiana's downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150. 
1971
During a debate at Westminster on Northern Ireland, Harold Wilson of the Labour Party claimes that a draft Bill for the imposition of direct rule exists 
1972
Egypt drops diplomatic relations with Jordan 
1972
The Scarman Tribunal Report, an inquiry into the causes of violence during the summer of 1969 in N Ireland, is published, finding that the Royal Ulster Constabulary had been seriously at fault 
1973
Harbor strike in Gent/Antwerp, Belgium 
1973
Indies troops invade Sikkim 
1973
Pioneer 11 launched toward Jupiter & Saturn 
1973
Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his # 
1973
US launches Pioneer 11 to Jupiter & Saturn 
1973
Yankee Ron Blomberg becomes 1st designated hitter, he walks 
1973
Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft. 
1974
200,000 attend rock concert "California Jam" in Ontario 
1974
Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony 11/16 
1974
Yankees 1st home game at Shea Stadium, beat Indians 6-1 
1975
"Night... Made America Famous" closes at Barrymore NYC after 75 perfs 
1975
"Rocky Horror Show" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 45 perfs 
1975
Bundy victim Denise Oliverson disappears from Grand Junction, Colo 
1975
Fastest hat trick by a Wash Cap 3 mins 26 secs (Stan Gilbertson) 
1976
1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies & Gentlemen the Rolling Stones" 
1977
Judge rules Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released 
1977
Kingdome opens, Seattle Mariners 1st game, loses to Angels 7-0 
1978
Karnataka beat Uttar Pradesh by inn & 193 to win Ranji Trophy 
1980
9th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young 
1980
Gordie Howe completes a record 26th season 
1980
Post It Notes, introduced 
1981
Yugoslav government sends troops to Kosovo 
1982
Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center from White Sands 
1982
Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minn 52,279 
1983
Caps 2-Isles 5-Patrick Div Semifinals- Isles hold 1-0 lead 
1984
11th Space Shuttle Mission (41-C)-Challenger 5 is launched 
1984
1st time 11 people in space 
1984
Members of Cameroon's Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya. 
1985
Bombay beat Delhi by 90 runs to win the Ranji Trophy final 
1985
Sudan suspends constitution after coup under general Swarreddahab 
1985
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1986
15th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley 
1986
Soccer ball juggled non-stop for 14:14 hrs 
1987
22nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Randy Travis & Hank Williams Jr 
1987
Sugar Ray Leonard upsets Marvelous Marvin Hagler 
1987
Al Campanis appears on Niteline saying blacks may not be equiped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy 
1988
African American polar explorer Matthew Henson buried next to R Peary in Arlington National Cemetery 
1988
NJ Devils' 1st playoff game; lose to Isles 4-3 (OT) in 1st round 
1989
Orel Hershiser ends his record 59 consecutive scoreless streak 
1991
Former child actor Adam Rich arrested for breaking into a pharmacy 
1991
NY-NJ Knights 1st home game (Giant Stad) lose to Frankfurt 27-17 
1991
Subhana, becomes 1st Australian woman to become a Zen teacher 
1991
Argentine soocer star Diego Maradona suspended for 15 month by Italian League for testing positive for cocaine use 
1992
1st game at Camden Field, Balt-Orioles beat Indians 2-0 
1992
54th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Michigan 71-51 
1992
Britain Radio Authority licenses Virgin & TV-AM radio licenses 
1992
Microsoft announced Windows 3.1, upgrading Windows 3.0 
1992
Oriole Park at Camden Yards opens, beating Cleveland 2-0 
1992
Serbian troops begin siege of Sarajevo 
1992
US Supreme Court rules a Nebraska farmer was entrapped by postal agents into buying mail-order child pornography 
1992
Voting begins on choice of Elvis postage stamps 
1992
A general strike is declared by communist groups in Nepal. 
1993
1st test flight of Ilyushin IL-96M (Moscow) 
1993
Florida Marlins 1st lost ever (4-2 to LA Dodgers) 
1994
1st scheduled Indians night game at Jacobs Field is rained out 
1994
Chuck Jones found guilty of breaking into Marla Maples home 
1994
Liberal Supreme Court Justice Blackmun (Roe v Wade) resigns 
1994
Palestinian suicide bomber kills 7 Israelis & himself 
1994
Rockwell B-1B Lancers break 11 world speed records 
1994
The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. 
1995
"Having Our Say" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 308 performances 
1996
Albert Belle shows off his arm by hitting Sports Illustrated photographer Tony Tomsic in the hand prior to a game 
1997
"3 Sisters" closes at Criterion Theater NYC 
1997
9th Seniors Golf Tradition: Gil Morgan wins 
1997
Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Longs Drugs Challenge 
1997
Brad Faxon wins Freeport-McDermott Golf Classic 
1997
Progress M-34 Launch (Russia) 
1997
Twelve Bridges LPGA Classic 
1998
Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India. 
2004
Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from the post by impeachment. 
2005
Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani becomes the Iraqi president; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day. 
2006
NZSL (New Zealand sign language) is made an official language of New Zealand 
2009
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing at least 253. 
2012
US F-18 Hornet crashes into side of apartment building in Virginia with no fatalities 
2013
22 people are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing at an election campaign tent in Baquba, Iraq 
2013
11 people are killed in an attack on a village in Midlu, Nigeria 
2013
Bayern Munich win their 23rd German Bundesliga title with 6 games to spare 
2013
48th Academy of Country Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert & Jason Aldean wins 
2014
Viktor Orbán's Fidesz is re-elected Prime Minister of Hungary 
2016
US welcomes ceasefire between Azerbaijan, breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh 
2016
Iceland's PM resigns over Panama Papers revelations 
2016
Mississippi passes controversial 'religious freedom' bill 
2017
'Pink Star' Diamond Sells For $71 Million, Smashing Auction Record 
2017
Feds Raid Suspected $50M Visa Fraud Ring Near Los Angeles 
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