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Tuesday April 6, 2021

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.

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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)

  • 1327
    The poet Petrarch first sees his idealized love, Laura, in the church of Saint Clare in Avignon.
  • 1453
    Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (Istanbul), which falls on May 29.
  • 1782
    Rama I of Siam (modern day Thailand) founds the Chakri dynasty.
  • 1895
    Oscar Wilde is arrested in the Cadogan Hotel, London after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    World War I: The United States declares war on Germany (see President Woodrow Wilson’s address to Congress).
  • 1965
    Launch of Early Bird, the first communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.
  • 1998
    Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India.
  • 1998
    Travelers 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.
  • 2008
    2008 Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers.

Who were born on April 6?

  • 1851
    Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (d. 1932)
  • 1861
    Stanislas de Guaita, French occultist (d. 1897)
  • 1864
    William Bate Hardy, British biochemist (d. 1934)
  • 1917
    Leonora Carrington, British-born surrealist painter
  • 1965
    Frank Black, American singer/songwriter (Pixies and Frank Black and the Catholics)
  • 1967
    Jonathan Firth, British actor
  • 1969
    Louie Spence, English dancer/choreographer and TV personality
  • 1972
    Jo Van Daele, Belgian discus thrower
  • 1973
    Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress/singer
  • 1983
    Diora Baird, American actress and model

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