April 6: Day of the Week
April 6, 2020 was the 97th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 269 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 46 BCJulius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus.
- 1782Rama I of Siam (modern day Thailand) founds the Chakri dynasty.
- 1862American 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.
- 1888Thomas Green Clemson dies, bequeathing his estate to the State of South Carolina to establish Clemson Agricultural College.
- 1896In 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.
- 1911During the Battle of Deçiq, Dedë Gjon Luli Dedvukaj, leader of the Malësori Albanians, raises the Albanian flag in the town of Tuzi, Montenegro, for the first time after George Kastrioti (Skenderbeg).
- 1926Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines).
- 1965Launch of Early Bird, the first communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.
- 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?
- 1911Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen, German biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
- 1931Ivan Dixon, American actor and director (d. 2008)
- 1941Hans W. Geissendörfer, German filmmaker
- 1955Cathy Jones, Canadian comedian
- 1962Iris Häussler, German installation artist
- 1969Ari Meyers, Puerto Rican/American actress
- 1973Donnie Edwards, American football player
- 1973Sun Wen, Chinese footballer
- 1978Tim Hasselbeck, American football player
- 1981Robert Earnshaw, Zambian/Welsh footballer
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