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Monday April 6, 2020

April 6: Day of the Week

April 6, 2020 was the 97th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 269 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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

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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)

  • 402
    Stilicho stymies the Visigoths under Alaric in the Battle of Pollentia.
  • 1385
    John, Master of the Order of Aviz, is made king John I of Portugal.
  • 1453
    Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (Istanbul), which falls on May 29.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1930
    Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, “With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire.” beginning the Salt Satyagraha.
  • 1936
    Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak: Another tornado from the same storm system as the Tupelo tornado hits Gainesville, Georgia, killing 203.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: Easter Offensive – American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments.
  • 1984
    Members of Cameroon’s Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.
  • 2008
    2008 Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers.

Who were born on April 6?

  • 1613
    Stjepan Gradić, Croatian philosopher and scientist (d. 1683)
  • 1651
    André Dacier, French classical scholar (d. 1722)
  • 1920
    Edmond H. Fischer, Swiss-American biochemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1937
    Merle Haggard, American musician
  • 1955
    Cathy Jones, Canadian comedian
  • 1970
    Olaf Kölzig, South African/German ice hockey player
  • 1974
    Robert Kovač, Croatian footballer
  • 1982
    Travis Moen, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987
    Hilary Rhoda, American model
  • 1988
    Jucilei da Silva, Brazilian footballer

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