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Friday April 6, 2018

April 6: Day of the Week

April 6, 2018 was the 96th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 269 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 46 BC
    Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus.
  • 1812
    British forces under the command of the Duke of Wellington assault the fortress of Badajoz. This would be the turning point in the Peninsular War against Napoleon-led France.
  • 1893
    Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is dedicated by Wilford Woodruff.
  • 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.
  • 1911
    During the Battle of Deçiq, Dedë Gjon Luli Dedvukaj, leader of the Malësori Albanians, raises the Albanian flag in the town of Tuzi, Montenegro, for the first time after George Kastrioti (Skenderbeg).
  • 1919
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a general strike.
  • 1926
    Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines).
  • 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.
  • 1968
    In Richmond, Indiana’s downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150.
  • 1982
    Estonian Communist Party bureau declares “fight against bourgeois TV” — meaning Finnish TV — a top priority of the propagandists of Estonian SSR

Who were born on April 6?

  • 1878
    Erich Mühsam, German author (d. 1934)
  • 1884
    Walter Huston, Canadian-born actor (d. 1950)
  • 1886
    Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, The Last Nizam of Hyderabad state (d. 1967)
  • 1886
    Walter Edward Dandy, American neurosurgery pioneer (d. 1946)
  • 1960
    Warren Haynes, American guitarist and song writer
  • 1981
    Kari Jobe, American singer-songwriter
  • 1982
    Travis Moen, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983
    James Wade, English darts player
  • 1987
    Levi Porter, English footballer
  • 1988
    Daniele Gasparetto, Italian footballer

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