April 6: Day of the Week
April 6, 2021 was the 96th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 269 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1327The poet Petrarch first sees his idealized love, Laura, in the church of Saint Clare in Avignon.
- 1453Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (Istanbul), which falls on May 29.
- 1782Rama I of Siam (modern day Thailand) founds the Chakri dynasty.
- 1895Oscar Wilde is arrested in the Cadogan Hotel, London after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.
- 1896In 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.
- 1917World War I: The United States declares war on Germany (see President Woodrow Wilson’s address to Congress).
- 1965Launch of Early Bird, the first communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.
- 1998Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India.
- 1998Travelers Group announces an agreement to undertake the $76 billion merger between Travelers and Citicorp, and the merger is completed on October 8, of that year, forming Citibank.
- 20082008 Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers.
Who were born on April 6?
- 1851Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (d. 1932)
- 1861Stanislas de Guaita, French occultist (d. 1897)
- 1864William Bate Hardy, British biochemist (d. 1934)
- 1917Leonora Carrington, British-born surrealist painter
- 1965Frank Black, American singer/songwriter (Pixies and Frank Black and the Catholics)
- 1967Jonathan Firth, British actor
- 1969Louie Spence, English dancer/choreographer and TV personality
- 1972Jo Van Daele, Belgian discus thrower
- 1973Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress/singer
- 1983Diora Baird, American actress and model
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