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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 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.

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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)

  • 1250
    Seventh Crusade: Ayyubids of Egypt capture King Louis IX of France in the Battle of Fariskur.
  • 1652
    At the Cape of Good Hope, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town.
  • 1814
    Nominal 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.)
  • 1830
    The 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.
  • 1903
    The Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Israel and the Western world.
  • 1962
    Leonard Bernstein causes controversy with his remarks from the podium during a New York Philharmonic concert featuring Glenn Gould performing Brahms’ First Piano Concerto.
  • 1965
    Launch of Early Bird, the first communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.
  • 1965
    The British Government announces the cancellation of the TSR-2 aircraft project.
  • 1973
    Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
  • 2008
    2008 Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers.

Who were born on April 6?

  • 1886
    Walter Edward Dandy, American neurosurgery pioneer (d. 1946)
  • 1890
    Anthony Fokker, Dutch aviation engineering pioneer (d. 1939)
  • 1903
    Mickey Cochrane, American baseball player (d. 1962)
  • 1934
    Anton Geesink, Dutch judoka (d. 2010)
  • 1965
    Frank Black, American singer/songwriter (Pixies and Frank Black and the Catholics)
  • 1974
    Robert Kovač, Croatian footballer
  • 1978
    Myleene Klass, British singer
  • 1983
    Diora Baird, American actress and model
  • 1984
    Max Bemis, American musician and songwriter
  • 1986
    Aaron Curry, American football player

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