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April 6th, 2005 (April 06 2005)EventKurdish leader Jalal Talabani becomes the Iraqi president; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day.
April 6th, 2004 (April 06 2004)EventRolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from the post by impeachment.
April 6th, 1998 (April 06 1998)EventPakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India.
April 6th, 1994 (April 06 1994)EventThe Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. Juvenal Quotes
April 6th, 1992 (April 06 1992)EventA general strike is declared by communist groups in Nepal.
April 6th, 1984 (April 06 1984)EventMembers of Cameroon s Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.
April 6th, 1973 (April 06 1973)EventLaunch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
April 6th, 1973 (April 06 1973)EventThe American League of Major League Baseball begin using the Designated Hitter
April 6th, 1972 (April 06 1972)EventVietnam War: Easter OffensiveAmerican forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments.
April 6th, 1970 (April 06 1970)EventNewhall Incident: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed.
April 6th, 1968 (April 06 1968)EventIn Richmond, Indiana s downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150.
April 6th, 1965 (April 06 1965)EventLaunch of Early Bird, the first communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.
April 6th, 1957 (April 06 1957)EventGreek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines. Aristotle Quotes
April 6th, 1947 (April 06 1947)EventThe first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievements.
April 6th, 1941 (April 06 1941)EventWorld War II: Operation Castigo begins. Germany invades the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and Greece.
April 6th, 1936 (April 06 1936)EventTupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak: Another tornado from the same storm system as the Tupelo tornado hits Gainesville, Georgia, killing 203.
April 6th, 1930 (April 06 1930)EventGandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, "With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire." Thus he starts the Salt Satyagraha.
April 6th, 1926 (April 06 1926)EventWalter Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines).
April 6th, 1923 (April 06 1923)EventThe first Prefects Board in Southeast Asia is formed in Victoria Institution, Malaysia.
April 6th, 1919 (April 06 1919)EventMohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a General Strike.
April 6th, 1917 (April 06 1917)EventWorld War I: The United States declares war on Germany (see President Woodrow Wilson s address to Congress).
April 6th, 1911 (April 06 1911)EventDede Gjon Luli Dedvukaj, Leader of the Malesori Albanians, raises the Albanian flag in the town of Tuzi, Montenegro, for the first time after Gjergj Kastrioti (Skenderbeg).
April 6th, 1909 (April 06 1909)EventRobert Peary and Matthew Henson allegedly reach the North Pole.
April 6th, 1903 (April 06 1903)EventThe Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Israel and the Western world.
April 6th, 1896 (April 06 1896)EventIn Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games 1,500 years after the original games were banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I.
April 6th, 1895 (April 06 1895)EventOscar Wilde is arrested (in the Cadogan Hotel, London) after losing a libel case against the John Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry.Oscar Wilde Quotes
April 6th, 1893 (April 06 1893)EventSalt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is dedicated by Wilford Woodruff. Jesus Christ Quotes
April 6th, 1869 (April 06 1869)EventCelluloid is patented.
April 6th, 1866 (April 06 1866)EventThe Grand Army of the Republic, an American patriotic organization composed of Union veterans of the American Civil War, is foundedied in It lasts until 1956.
April 6th, 1865 (April 06 1865)EventAmerican Civil War: The Battle of Sayler s CreekConfederate General Robert E. Lee s Army of Northern Virginia fights its last major battle while in retreat from Richmond, Virginia.
April 6th, 1862 (April 06 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: The Battle of Shiloh beginsin Tennessee, forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant meet Confederate troops led by General Albert Sidney Johnston.Ulysses S. Grant Quotes
April 6th, 1860 (April 06 1860)EventJoseph Smith III, creates the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by reorganizing the previous church organized by his father, Joseph Smith, Jr.Joseph Smith Quotes
April 6th, 1832 (April 06 1832)EventIndian Wars: The Black Hawk War beginsthe Sauk warrior Black Hawk enters into war with the United States.
April 6th, 1830 (April 06 1830)EventThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is organized by Joseph Smith, Jr. and others at Fayette, New York.Joseph Smith Quotes
April 6th, 1814 (April 06 1814)EventNapoleon abdicates and is then exiled to Elba.
April 6th, 1808 (April 06 1808)EventJohn Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company.
April 6th, 1793 (April 06 1793)EventDuring the French Revolution, the Committee of Public Safety becomes the executive organ of the republic, and the period known as the Reign of Terror begins.
April 6th, 1782 (April 06 1782)EventRama I succeeds King Taksin of Siam (modern day Thailand), who is overthrown in a coup d etat.
April 6th, 1667 (April 06 1667)EventAn earthquake devastates Dubrovnik, then an independent city-state.
April 6th, 1652 (April 06 1652)EventDutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp at the Cape of Good Hope, which eventually becomes Cape Town.
April 6th, 1385 (April 06 1385)EventJohn, Master of the Order of Aviz, is made king John I of Portugal.
April 6th, 1327 (April 06 1327)EventThe poet Petrarch first sees his idealized love, Laura, in the church of Saint Clare in Avignon. Petrarch Quotes
April 6th, 1320 (April 06 1320)EventThe Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.
April 6th, 0402 (April 06 0402)EventStilicho stymies the Visigoths under Alaric in the Battle of Pollentia.

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