6 APRIL
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Raphael, 1483
  • Rene Lalique, 1860
  • Butch Cassidy, 1866
  • Lincoln Steffens, 1866
  • Harry Houdini (adopted birthday), 1874
  • Walter Huston, 1884
  • John Middleton Murry, 1889
  • Lowell Thomas, 1892
  • Gerry Mulligan, 1927
  • André Previn, 1929
  • Merle Haggard, 1937
  • Billy Dee Williams, 1937
  • John Sculley, 1939
  • Michelle Phillips, 1944
  • John Ratzenberger, 1947

Died On This Day:

  • Saint Methodius, AD 884
  • King Richard I (the Lionheart), 1199
  • Saint Peter the Martyr, 1252
  • Raphael, 1520
  • Albrecht Durer, 1528
  • Sir Seymour Hicks, 1949
  • Molly Picon, 1992
  • Isaac Asimov AIDS, 1992
  • Juvénal Habyarimana killed, 1994
  • Greer Garson, 1996
  • Prince Rainier of Monaco, 2005
  • Mickey Rooney, 2014
  • Merle Haggard, 2016
  • Don Rickles, 2017

Today's Events:

  • 1712 - Slaves revolt in New York killing nine white people; 18 slaves executed.
  • 1789 - First Catholic Diocese established in America at Baltimore, MD.
  • 1808 - American Fur Company founded by John Jacob Astor.
  • 1830 - Founding of the Mormon Church in Fayette Township, N.Y. by Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery.
  • 1862 - Battle of Shiloh begins in U.S. Civil War; Gen. Ulysses S. Grant vs. Confederate Gen. Albert Johnston.
  • 1868 - Mormon Church leader Brigham Young takes a bride - his 27th and last.
  • 1896 - First Olympic Games of modern era inaugurated in Athens; American James Connolly wins first gold.
  • 1900 - Jim Jefferies KO's Jack Finnegan in first round to become World Heavyweight boxing champ.
  • 1903 - First pogrom begins in Kishinev, Moldova; bloodthirsty mobs crying "kill the Jews" run riot. 49 dead.
  • 1906 - Mount Vesuvius erupts sending column of fire 1,000 feet high; lava flow kills hundreds in few days.
  • 1909 - Robert Edwin Peary with servant Matt Henson & 4 Eskimos claims first arrival at North Pole.
  • 1917 - George M. Cohan writes famous song, 'Over There.'
  • 1917 - Woodrow Wilson signs declaration; U.S. declares war on Germany and enters WW1 at 1:18 p.m.
  • 1926 - United Airlines first flight - a Swallow bi-plane delivering U.S. mail from Pasco, WA to Elko, NV.
  • 1931 - Hostess Twinkies, invented by James Dewar, first go on sale.
  • 1938 - Chemist Roy J. Plunkett of DuPont's NJ lab accidentally discovers Teflon, earth's slickest solid.
  • 1955 - Discovery by astronomer Kenneth L. Franklin that radio waves from Jupiter, the first known noise from another planet, announced.
  • 1956 - Capitol Records building at Hollywood and Vine, world's first round building, dedicated.
  • 1965 - First commercial satellite launched at Cape Kennedy.
  • 1994 - Massacres begin in Rwanda; Hutus in genocide against Tutsis; estimated 800,000 dead in 13 weeks.
  • 2001 - California utility Pacific Gas and Electric files for bankruptcy.
  • 2009 - 6.3 earthquake near medieval town of L'Aquila in the Apennine region of Abruzzo, Italy, kills 250 and topples 13,000 buildings.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • William of Aebelholt

Holiday:

  • Van Riebeeck Day or Founder's Day in South Africa

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • PESACH or Passover (Jewish), begins 15th day of lunar month Nisan thru 22nd
  • PALM SUNDAY, Sunday before Easter and first day of Holy Week.
  • MAUNDY THURSDAY, Thursday before Easter
  • GOOD FRIDAY, Friday before Easter
  • EASTER (SUNDAY) (March to May) the first Sunday after the first full moon after the veral equinox (March 22-April 25) in Western churches;
  • EASTER MONDAY, Monday after Easter.
  • CH'ING MING, Festival of Pure Brightness in China (Beginning of second moon (about March 21)
  • NAEFELSERFAHRT, Swiss pilgrimage the first Thursday in April to Näfels
  • BAISAKHI (in India) or VOISHU (in Kerala) or BOHAG BIHU (in Assam) - (Hindu New Year Festival)
  • VESAK (Commemoration of birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha) celebrated Southeast Asia.
  • MOTHER'S DAY (U.S.), second Sunday in May
  • FESTIVAL OF JOAN OF ARC in France, second Sunday in May
  • MEMORIAL DAY (U.S.), Last Monday in May
  • MAHAVIR JAYANTI, Indian festival celebrating birth of Lord Mahavira, celebrated early April
  • AKSHAYA TRITIYA, Hindu Festival, celebrated late April
  • DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME - begins first Sunday in April - clocks forward
  • Arbor Day - last Friday in April

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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