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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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.
  • 1793
    During the French Revolution, the Committee of Public Safety becomes the executive organ of the republic.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The Battle of Shiloh begins – in Tennessee, forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant meet Confederate troops led by General Albert Sidney Johnston.
  • 1941
    World War II: Nazi Germany launches Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece).
  • 1945
    World War II: the Battle of Slater’s Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end.
  • 1970
    Newhall Incident: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed in a shootout.
  • 1973
    Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
  • 1994
    The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.
  • 2005
    Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani becomes Iraqi president; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day.

Who were born on April 6?

  • 1766
    Wilhelm von Kobell, German painter and printmaker (d. 1853)
  • 1849
    John William Waterhouse, British painter (d. 1917)
  • 1861
    Stanislas de Guaita, French occultist (d. 1897)
  • 1894
    Gertrude Baines, American supercentenarian (d. 2009)
  • 1916
    Phil Leeds, American actor d.1998
  • 1947
    Mike Worboys, British mathematician
  • 1951
    Bert Blyleven, Dutch-born baseball player
  • 1957
    Jaroslava Maxova, Czech opera singer
  • 1975
    Hal Gill, American ice hockey player
  • 1984
    Max Bemis, American musician and songwriter

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