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April 6 Historical Events

The following events took place on April 6. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 68 events. Showing 31 - 60.

  • 1909
    Robert Peary and Matthew Henson reach the North Pole.
  • 1911
    During 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 (Skanderbeg).
  • 1917
    World War I: The United States declares war on Germany (see President Woodrow Wilson’s address to Congress).
  • 1919
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a general strike.
  • 1923
    The first Prefects Board in Southeast Asia is formed in Victoria Institution, Malaysia.
  • 1924
    First round-the-world flight commences.
  • 1926
    Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines).
  • 1929
    Huey P. Long, Governor of Louisiana, is impeached by the Louisiana House of Representatives.
  • 1930
    Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, “With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire,” beginning the Salt Satyagraha.
  • 1936
    Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak: Another tornado from the same storm system as the Tupelo tornado hits Gainesville, Georgia, killing 203.
  • 1941
    World War II: Nazi Germany launches Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece).
  • 1945
    World War II: Sarajevo is liberated from German and Croatian forces by the Yugoslav Partisans.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Battle of Slater’s Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end.
  • 1947
    The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievement.
  • 1957
    Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.
  • 1962
    Leonard Bernstein causes controversy with his remarks from the podium during a New York Philharmonic concert featuring Glenn Gould performing Brahms’ First Piano Concerto.
  • 1965
    Launch of Early Bird, the first commercial communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.
  • 1965
    The British Government announces the cancellation of the TSR-2 aircraft project.
  • 1968
    In Richmond, Indiana’s downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150.
  • 1968
    Pierre Elliott Trudeau wins the Liberal Leadership Election, and becomes Prime Minister of Canada soon after.
  • 1970
    Newhall massacre: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed in a shootout.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: Easter Offensive: American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments.
  • 1973
    Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
  • 1973
    The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.
  • 1974
    The Swedish pop band ABBA wins the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Waterloo”, launching their international career.
  • 1979
    Student protests break out in Nepal.
  • 1982
    Estonian Communist Party bureau declares “fight against bourgeois TV”—meaning Finnish TV—a top priority of the propagandists of Estonian SSR
  • 1984
    Members of Cameroon’s Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.
  • 1994
    The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.
  • 1998
    Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India.

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