April 6: Day of the Week
April 6, 2019 is the 96th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 269 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1320The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.
- 1652At the Cape of Good Hope, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town.
- 1895Oscar Wilde is arrested in the Cadogan Hotel, London after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.
- 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.
- 1945World War II: the Battle of Slater’s Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end.
- 1957Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.
- 1970Newhall Incident: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed in a shootout.
- 1984Members of Cameroon’s Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.
- 20082008 Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers.
Who were born on April 6?
- 1741Nicolas Chamfort, French writer (d. 1794)
- 1886Walter Edward Dandy, American neurosurgery pioneer (d. 1946)
- 1890Anthony Fokker, Dutch aviation engineering pioneer (d. 1939)
- 1915Tadeusz Kantor, Polish painter, set designer and theater director (d. 1990)
- 1949Horst Ludwig Störmer, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate
- 1964Phil Gayle, English news presenter
- 1969Philipp Peter, Austrian racing driver
- 1972Jo Van Daele, Belgian discus thrower
- 1973Gina Yashere, English comedian
- 1984Max Bemis, American musician and songwriter
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