April 6: Day of the Week
April 6, 2020 is the 97th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 269 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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April 6 Historical Event(s)
- 1199King Richard I of England dies from an infection following the removal of an arrow from his shoulder.
- 1250Seventh Crusade: Ayyubids of Egypt capture King Louis IX of France in the Battle of Fariskur.
- 1385John, Master of the Order of Aviz, is made king John I of Portugal.
- 1580One of the largest earthquakes recorded in the history of England, Flanders, or Northern France, takes place.
- 1862American Civil War: The Battle of Shiloh begins – in Tennessee, forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant meet Confederate troops led by General Albert Sidney Johnston.
- 1903The Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Israel and the Western world.
- 1945World War II: Sarajevo is liberated from German and Croatian forces by the Yugoslav Partisans.
- 1968In Richmond, Indiana’s downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150.
- 1972Vietnam War: Easter Offensive – American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments.
- 20082008 Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers.
Who were born on April 6?
- 1878Erich Mühsam, German author (d. 1934)
- 1884Walter Huston, Canadian-born actor (d. 1950)
- 1913Shannon Boyd-Bailey McCune, American geographer (d. 1993)
- 1929André Previn, German-born composer and conductor
- 1931Baba Ram Dass, American Hindu spiritual teacher
- 1931Ivan Dixon, American actor and director (d. 2008)
- 1939André Ouellet, French Canadian politician
- 1949Horst Ludwig Störmer, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate
- 1957Jaroslava Maxova, Czech opera singer
- 1987Levi Porter, English footballer
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