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Thursday April 6, 2023

April 6: Day of the Week

April 6, 2023 is the 96th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 269 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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

April 2023

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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.
  • 1320
    The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.
  • 1327
    The poet Petrarch first sees his idealized love, Laura, in the church of Saint Clare in Avignon.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Ships of the Continental Navy fail in their attempt to capture a Royal Navy dispatch boat.
  • 1941
    World War II: Nazi Germany launches Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece).
  • 1957
    Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.
  • 1965
    The British Government announces the cancellation of the TSR-2 aircraft project.
  • 1968
    In Richmond, Indiana’s downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150.
  • 1973
    Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
  • 1998
    Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India.

Who were born on April 6?

  • 1613
    Stjepan Gradić, Croatian philosopher and scientist (d. 1683)
  • 1632
    Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1649)
  • 1818
    Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, Norwegian poet (d. 1870)
  • 1849
    John William Waterhouse, British painter (d. 1917)
  • 1935
    Douglas Hill, Canadian-born science fiction writer (d. 2007)
  • 1937
    Billy Dee Williams, American actor
  • 1944
    Felicity Palmer, English soprano
  • 1976
    Hirotada Ototake, Japanese sports writer
  • 1978
    Blaine Neal, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Tim Hasselbeck, American football player

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