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Saturday April 6, 2019

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

April 2019
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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)

  • 1385
    John, Master of the Order of Aviz, is made king John I of Portugal.
  • 1861
    First performance of Arthur Sullivan’s debut success, his suite of incidental music for The Tempest, leading to a career that included the famous Gilbert and Sullivan operas.
  • 1862
    American 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.
  • 1895
    Oscar Wilde is arrested in the Cadogan Hotel, London after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.
  • 1896
    In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I.
  • 1926
    Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines).
  • 1929
    Huey P. Long Governor of Louisiana is impeached by the Louisiana House of Representatives.
  • 1936
    Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak: Another tornado from the same storm system as the Tupelo tornado hits Gainesville, Georgia, killing 203.
  • 1965
    Launch of Early Bird, the first communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: Easter Offensive – American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments.

Who were born on April 6?

  • 1651
    André Dacier, French classical scholar (d. 1722)
  • 1861
    Stanislas de Guaita, French occultist (d. 1897)
  • 1878
    Erich Mühsam, German author (d. 1934)
  • 1898
    Jeanne Hébuterne, French artist, the wife of Amedeo Modigliani (d. 1920)
  • 1911
    Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen, German biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • 1927
    Gerry Mulligan, American musician (d. 1996)
  • 1931
    Baba Ram Dass, American Hindu spiritual teacher
  • 1934
    Guy Peellaert, Belgian visual artist (d. 2008)
  • 1938
    Roy Thinnes, American actor
  • 1939
    André Ouellet, French Canadian politician

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