April 6: Day of the Week
April 6, 2022 was the 96th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 269 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1667An earthquake devastates Dubrovnik, then an independent city-state.
- 1861First performance of Arthur Sullivan’s debut success, his suite of incidental music for The Tempest, leading to a career that included the famous Gilbert and Sullivan operas.
- 1865American Civil War: The Battle of Sayler’s Creek – Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia fights its last major battle while in retreat from Richmond, Virginia.
- 1893Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is dedicated by Wilford Woodruff.
- 1926Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines).
- 1957Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.
- 1965The British Government announces the cancellation of the TSR-2 aircraft project.
- 1973Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
- 20082008 Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers.
- 2010Maoist rebels kill 76 CRPF officers in Dantewada district, India.
Who were born on April 6?
- 1671Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet (d. 1741)
- 1903Mickey Cochrane, American baseball player (d. 1962)
- 1909Hermann Lang, German race car driver (d. 1987)
- 1936Helen Berman, Dutch-Israeli visual artist
- 1947Mike Worboys, British mathematician
- 1972Ami James, Israeli/American tattoo artist
- 1973Sun Wen, Chinese footballer
- 1982Bret Harrison, American actor
- 1983Jerome Kaino, New Zealand rugby player
- 1985Clarke MacArthur, Canadian ice hockey player
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