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)
- 1199King Richard I of England dies from an infection following the removal of an arrow from his shoulder.
- 1580One of the largest earthquakes recorded in the history of England, Flanders, or Northern France, takes place.
- 1652At the Cape of Good Hope, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: Ships of the Continental Navy fail in their attempt to capture a Royal Navy dispatch boat.
- 1893Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is dedicated by Wilford Woodruff.
- 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.
- 1903The Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Israel and the Western world.
- 1941World War II: Nazi Germany launches Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece).
- 1945World War II: Sarajevo is liberated from German and Croatian forces by the Yugoslav Partisans.
- 1973Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
Who were born on April 6?
- 1869Levon Shant, Armenian playwright, novelist and poet (d. 1951)
- 1898Jeanne Hébuterne, French artist, the wife of Amedeo Modigliani (d. 1920)
- 1911Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen, German biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
- 1929André Previn, German-born composer and conductor
- 1929Joi Lansing, American model and actress (d. 1972)
- 1929Willis Hall, English playwright and radio and television writer (d. 2005)
- 1952Marilu Henner, American actress
- 1960Warren Haynes, American guitarist and song writer
- 1966Young Man Kang, South Korean film director
- 1988Daniele Gasparetto, Italian footballer
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