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.
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)
- 1580One of the largest earthquakes recorded in the history of England, Flanders, or Northern France, takes place.
- 1667An earthquake devastates Dubrovnik, then an independent city-state.
- 1860The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints—later renamed Community of Christ—is organized by Joseph Smith III and others at Amboy, Illinois
- 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.
- 1926Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines).
- 1973The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.
- 1998Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India.
- 2005Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani becomes Iraqi president; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day.
- 20082008 Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers.
- 2009A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing 307.
Who were born on April 6?
- 1664Arvid Horn, Swedish statesman (d. 1742)
- 1871Prince Alexander John of Wales (d. 1871)
- 1934Guy Peellaert, Belgian visual artist (d. 2008)
- 1935Douglas Hill, Canadian-born science fiction writer (d. 2007)
- 1941Gheorghe Zamfir, Romanian musician
- 1948Patrika Darbo, American actress
- 1951Bert Blyleven, Dutch-born baseball player
- 1953Christopher Franke, German musician and composer
- 1957Paolo Nespoli, Italian astronaut
- 1986Ryota Moriwaki, Japanese footballer
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