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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1199King Richard I of England dies from an infection following the removal of an arrow from his shoulder.
- 1320The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.
- 1652At the Cape of Good Hope, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town.
- 1945World War II: the Battle of Slater’s Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end.
- 1965Launch of Early Bird, the first communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.
- 1965The British Government announces the cancellation of the TSR-2 aircraft project.
- 1970Newhall Incident: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed in a shootout.
- 1982Estonian Communist Party bureau declares “fight against bourgeois TV” — meaning Finnish TV — a top priority of the propagandists of Estonian SSR
- 1998Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India.
- 2009A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing 307.
Who were born on April 6?
- 1773James Mill, Scottish philosopher and historian (d. 1836)
- 1903Harold Edgerton, American electrical engineer (d. 1990)
- 1913Shannon Boyd-Bailey McCune, American geographer (d. 1993)
- 1926Ian Paisley, Northern Irish politician
- 1936Helen Berman, Dutch-Israeli visual artist
- 1942Barry Levinson, American film producer/director
- 1963Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador
- 1969Spencer Wells, American geneticist
- 1972Jason Hervey, American actor
- 1973Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress/singer
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