April 6: Day of the Week
April 6, 2019 was the 96th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 269 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1250Seventh Crusade: Ayyubids of Egypt capture King Louis IX of France in the Battle of Fariskur.
- 1652At the Cape of Good Hope, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town.
- 1814Nominal beginning of the Bourbon Restorationanniversary date that Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to Elba. (Rule by the Bourbons is delayed a few weeks, though allies held most key locales of France.)
- 1830The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the original church of the Latter Day Saint movement, is organized by Joseph Smith, Jr. and others at Fayette or Manchester, New York.
- 1903The Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Israel and the Western world.
- 1962Leonard Bernstein causes controversy with his remarks from the podium during a New York Philharmonic concert featuring Glenn Gould performing Brahms’ First Piano Concerto.
- 1965Launch of Early Bird, the first communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.
- 1965The British Government announces the cancellation of the TSR-2 aircraft project.
- 1973Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
- 20082008 Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers.
Who were born on April 6?
- 1886Walter Edward Dandy, American neurosurgery pioneer (d. 1946)
- 1890Anthony Fokker, Dutch aviation engineering pioneer (d. 1939)
- 1903Mickey Cochrane, American baseball player (d. 1962)
- 1934Anton Geesink, Dutch judoka (d. 2010)
- 1965Frank Black, American singer/songwriter (Pixies and Frank Black and the Catholics)
- 1974Robert Kovač, Croatian footballer
- 1978Myleene Klass, British singer
- 1983Diora Baird, American actress and model
- 1984Max Bemis, American musician and songwriter
- 1986Aaron Curry, American football player
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