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April 6th

April 6th is the 96th day of the year (97th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 269 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about April 6th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 6th

1135 Moses Maimonides (Jewish philosopher/scholar) - possible birth date

1483 Raphael (painter, architect)


1593 Mumtaz Mahal (chief consort of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan - The Taj Mahal was built in her memory)

1890 Anthony Fokker (businessman, engineer - founded Fokker Aircraft Manufacturer)

1892 Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. (businessman - founded Douglas Aircraft Company)

1926 Ian Paisley (British Northern Irish politician)

Ian Paisley

1928 James D. Watson (molecular biologist, geneticist - co-discovered the structure of DNA)


1929 André Previn (pianist, composer)

1937 Billy Dee Williams (actor)

Billy Dee Williams

1938 Paul Daniels (magician)

1939 John Sculley (businessman)

1943 Max Clifford (journalist, publicist)

1944 Anita Pallenberg (model, actress, fashion designer)

1949 Patrick Hernandez (singer) - sang "Born to be Alive"

1952 Marilu Henner (actress)

1961 Rory Bremner (comedian)

1969 Paul Rudd (actor)

1978 Myleene Klass (singer, pianist, model)

1981 Robert Earnshaw (soccer player)

1988 Fabrice Muamba (soccer player)

1992 Ken (singer - VIXX)

1998 Peyton List (actress)

April 6th in History

46 BC Julius Caesar defeats defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) at the Battle of Thapsus.

Julius Caesar

1199 King Richard I of England dies from an infection caused by an arrow wound.

1320 Scottish nobles sign Declaration of Arbroath, reaffirming Scotland's independence from England.

1453 Mehmed II begins siege of Constantinople.

1712 New York Slave Revolt of 1712 begins.

1793 Committee of Public Safety becomes the chief executive organ in revoluntionary France.

1830 Joseph Smith and others organize the Church of Christ, the forerunner of the Latter Day Saint movement (Mormons).

1869 Celluloid patented.

1895 Oscar Wilde arrested after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.

1896 First modern Olympics celebrated in Athens.

1909 Robert Peary is the first person to reach geographic North Pole.

Robert Peary

1926 Varney Airlines, the main forerunner of United Airlines, makes its first commercial flight.

1930 Mahatma Gandi's Salt March in India, reaches the sea.

Mohandas Gandhi

1947 First Tony Awards for theatrical achivement.

1957 Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.

1965 Early Bird is the first satellite placed in geo-synchronous orbit.

1965 British government announces cancellation of the TSR-2 aircraft project.

1973 Pioneer 11 spacecraft launchd.

1974 ABBA win the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Waterloo.

1992 Microsoft releases Windows 3.1.

April 6th is also

Start of Tax Year (UK)

Army Day (USA) - Now celebrated on Armed Forces Day (May 21)

Tartan Day (Scottish-American celebration)

Feast of Saint Sixtus (Catholicism)

Feast of Saint Marcellinus of Carthage (Catholicism)


People born on April 6th are Aries


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