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6th of April 0402 EVENT Stilicho stymies the Visigoths under Alaric in the Battle of Pollentia.
6th of April 1199 EVENT King Richard I of England dies from an infection following the removal of an arrow from his shoulder.
6th of April 1250 EVENT Seventh Crusade: Ayyubids of Egypt capture King Louis IX of France in the Battle of Fariskur.
6th of April 1320 EVENT The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.
6th of April 1327 EVENT The poet Petrarch first sees his idealized love, Laura, in the church of Saint Clare in Avignon.
6th of April 1385 EVENT John, Master of the Order of Aviz, is made king John I of Portugal.
6th of April 1453 EVENT Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (Istanbul), which falls on May 29.
6th of April 1580 EVENT One of the largest earthquakes recorded in the history of England, Flanders, or Northern France, takes place.
6th of April 1652 EVENT At the Cape of Good Hope, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town .
6th of April 1667 EVENT An earthquake devastates Dubrovnik, then an independent city-state.
6th of April 1776 EVENT American Revolutionary War: Ships of the Continental Navy fail in their attempt to capture a Royal Navy dispatch boat.
6th of April 1782 EVENT Rama I of Siam (modern day Thailand) founds the Chakri dynasty.
6th of April 1793 EVENT During the French Revolution, the Committee of Public Safety becomes the executive organ of the republic.
6th of April 1808 EVENT John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company, that would eventually make him America's first millionaire.
6th of April 1812 EVENT British forces under the command of the Duke of Wellington assault the fortress of Badajoz. This would be the turning point in the Peninsular War against Napoleon-led France.
6th of April 1814 EVENT Nominal beginning of the Bourbon Restoration -- anniversary date that Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to Elba. (Rule by the Bourbon's is delayed a few weeks, though allies held most key locales of France.)
6th of April 1830 EVENT The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is organized by Joseph Smith, Jr. and others at Fayette or Manchester, New York.
6th of April 1860 EVENT The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints--later renamed Community of Christ--is organized by Joseph Smith III and others at Amboy, Illinois
6th of April 1861 EVENT First performance of Arthur Sullivan's debut success, his suite of incidental music for The Tempest, leading to a career that included the famous Gilbert and Sullivan operas.
6th of April 1862 EVENT American Civil War: The Battle of Shiloh begins : in Tennessee, forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant meet Confederate troops led by General Albert Sidney Johnston.
6th of April 1865 EVENT American Civil War: The Battle of Sayler's Creek : Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia fights its last major battle while in retreat from Richmond, Virginia.
6th of April 1866 EVENT The Grand Army of the Republic, an American patriotic organization composed of Union veterans of the American Civil War, is founded. It lasts until 1956.
6th of April 1869 EVENT Celluloid is patented.
6th of April 1888 EVENT Thomas Green Clemson dies, bequeathing his estate to the State of South Carolina to establish Clemson Agricultural College.
6th of April 1893 EVENT Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is dedicated by Wilford Woodruff.
6th of April 1895 EVENT Oscar Wilde is arrested in the Cadogan Hotel, London after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.
6th of April 1896 EVENT In 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.
6th of April 1903 EVENT The Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Israel and the Western world.
6th of April 1909 EVENT Robert Peary and Matthew Henson reach the North Pole.
6th of April 1911 EVENT During the Battle of Deciq, Dede 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).
6th of April 1917 EVENT World War I: The United States declares war on Germany (see President Woodrow Wilson's address to Congress).
6th of April 1919 EVENT Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a general strike.
6th of April 1923 EVENT The first Prefects Board in Southeast Asia is formed in Victoria Institution, Malaysia.
6th of April 1926 EVENT Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines).
6th of April 1929 EVENT Huey P. Long Governor of Louisiana is impeached by the Louisiana House of Representatives.
6th of April 1930 EVENT 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.
6th of April 1936 EVENT Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak: Another tornado from the same storm system as the Tupelo tornado hits Gainesville, Georgia, killing 203.
6th of April 1941 EVENT World War II: Nazi Germany launches Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece).
6th of April 1945 EVENT World War II: Sarajevo is liberated from German and Croatian forces by the Yugoslav Partisans.
6th of April 1947 EVENT The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievement.
6th of April 1957 EVENT Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.
6th of April 1962 EVENT Leonard Bernstein causes controversy with his remarks from the podium during a New York Philharmonic concert featuring Glenn Gould performing Brahms' First Piano Concerto.
6th of April 1965 EVENT The British Government announces the cancellation of the TSR-2 aircraft project.
6th of April 1965 EVENT Launch of Early Bird, the first communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.
6th of April 1968 EVENT In Richmond, Indiana's downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150.
6th of April 1970 EVENT Newhall Incident: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed in a shootout.
6th of April 1972 EVENT Vietnam War: Easter Offensive : American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments.
6th of April 1973 EVENT The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.
6th of April 1973 EVENT Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
6th of April 1974 EVENT ABBA win the 19th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton with Waterloo.
6th of April 1982 EVENT Estonian Communist Party bureau declares "fight against bourgeois TV" -- meaning Finnish TV -- a top priority of the propagandists of Estonian SSR
6th of April 1984 EVENT Members of Cameroon's Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.
6th of April 1994 EVENT The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.
6th of April 1998 EVENT Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India.
6th of April 1998 EVENT Travelers Group announces an agreement to undertake the $76 billion merger between Travelers and Citicorp, and the merger is completed on October 8, of that year, forming Citibank.
6th of April 2004 EVENT Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from office by impeachment.
6th of April 2005 EVENT Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani becomes Iraqi president; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day.
6th of April 2009 EVENT A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing 307.
6th of April 2010 EVENT Maoist rebels kill 76 CRPF officers in Dantewada district, India.
6th of April 1483 BIRTHDAY Raphael, Italian painter and architect (d. 1520)
6th of April 1613 BIRTHDAY Stjepan Gradic, Croatian philosopher and scientist (d. 1683)
6th of April 1632 BIRTHDAY Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1649)
6th of April 1651 BIRTHDAY Andre Dacier, French classical scholar (d. 1722)
6th of April 1664 BIRTHDAY Arvid Horn, Swedish statesman (d. 1742)
6th of April 1671 BIRTHDAY Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet (d. 1741)
6th of April 1725 BIRTHDAY Pasquale Paoli, Corsican patriot and military leader (d. 1807)
6th of April 1741 BIRTHDAY Nicolas Chamfort, French writer (d. 1794)
6th of April 1766 BIRTHDAY Wilhelm von Kobell, German painter and printmaker (d. 1853)
6th of April 1773 BIRTHDAY James Mill, Scottish philosopher and historian (d. 1836)
6th of April 1810 BIRTHDAY Philip Henry Gosse, English naturalist (d. 1888)
6th of April 1812 BIRTHDAY Alexander Herzen, Russian writer (d. 1870)
6th of April 1815 BIRTHDAY Robert Volkmann, German composer (d. 1883)
6th of April 1818 BIRTHDAY Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, Norwegian poet (d. 1870)
6th of April 1820 BIRTHDAY Nadar, French photographer (d. 1910)
6th of April 1823 BIRTHDAY Joseph Medill, journalist and mayor of Chicago (d. 1899)
6th of April 1826 BIRTHDAY Gustave Moreau, French painter (d. 1898)
6th of April 1841 BIRTHDAY Karl Binding, German jurist (d. 1920)
6th of April 1849 BIRTHDAY John William Waterhouse, British painter (d. 1917)
6th of April 1851 BIRTHDAY Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (d. 1932)
6th of April 1861 BIRTHDAY Stanislas de Guaita, French occultist (d. 1897)
6th of April 1864 BIRTHDAY William Bate Hardy, British biochemist (d. 1934)
6th of April 1869 BIRTHDAY Levon Shant, Armenian playwright, novelist and poet (d. 1951)
6th of April 1871 BIRTHDAY Prince Alexander John of Wales (d. 1871)
6th of April 1878 BIRTHDAY Erich Muhsam, German author (d. 1934)
6th of April 1884 BIRTHDAY Walter Huston, Canadian-born actor (d. 1950)
6th of April 1886 BIRTHDAY Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, The Last Nizam of Hyderabad state (d. 1967)
6th of April 1886 BIRTHDAY Walter Edward Dandy, American neurosurgery pioneer (d. 1946)
6th of April 1888 BIRTHDAY Gerhard Ritter, German historian (d. 1967)
6th of April 1888 BIRTHDAY Hans Richter, Swiss painter, film maker, graphic artist and avant-gardist (d. 1976)
6th of April 1890 BIRTHDAY Anthony Fokker, Dutch aviation engineering pioneer (d. 1939)
6th of April 1892 BIRTHDAY Donald Wills Douglas, Sr., American aviation industrialist (d. 1981)
6th of April 1892 BIRTHDAY Lowell Thomas, American travel writer (d. 1981)
6th of April 1894 BIRTHDAY Gertrude Baines, American supercentenarian (d. 2009)
6th of April 1895 BIRTHDAY Dudley Nichols, American screenwriter (d. 1960)
6th of April 1900 BIRTHDAY Leo Robin, American songwriter (d. 1984)
6th of April 1901 BIRTHDAY Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Catholic (d. 1925)
6th of April 1902 BIRTHDAY Julien Torma, French writer, playwright and poet (d. 1933)
6th of April 1902 BIRTHDAY Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (d. 1989)
6th of April 1903 BIRTHDAY Mickey Cochrane, American baseball player (d. 1962)
6th of April 1903 BIRTHDAY Harold Edgerton, American electrical engineer (d. 1990)
6th of April 1909 BIRTHDAY William M. Branham, American evangelist (d. 1965)
6th of April 1909 BIRTHDAY Hermann Lang, German race car driver (d. 1987)
6th of April 1911 BIRTHDAY Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen, German biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
6th of April 1913 BIRTHDAY Shannon Boyd-Bailey McCune, American geographer (d. 1993)
6th of April 1915 BIRTHDAY Tadeusz Kantor, Polish painter, set designer and theater director (d. 1990)
6th of April 1916 BIRTHDAY Vincent Ellis McKelvey, American geologist (d. 1987)
6th of April 1917 BIRTHDAY Leonora Carrington, British-born surrealist painter
6th of April 1918 BIRTHDAY Alfredo Ovando Candia, Bolivian president (d. 1982)
6th of April 1919 BIRTHDAY Georgios Mylonas, Greek politician (d. 1998)
6th of April 1920 BIRTHDAY Edmond H. Fischer, Swiss-American biochemist, Nobel laureate
6th of April 1926 BIRTHDAY Sergio Franchi, Italian-born singer and actor (d. 1990)
6th of April 1926 BIRTHDAY Ian Paisley, Northern Irish politician
6th of April 1926 BIRTHDAY Gil Kane, Latvian-born cartoonist (d. 2000)
6th of April 1927 BIRTHDAY Gerry Mulligan, American musician (d. 1996)
6th of April 1928 BIRTHDAY James D. Watson, American geneticist, Nobel laureate
6th of April 1929 BIRTHDAY Willis Hall, English playwright and radio and television writer (d. 2005)
6th of April 1929 BIRTHDAY Joi Lansing, American model and actress (d. 1972)
6th of April 1929 BIRTHDAY Andre Previn, German-born composer and conductor
6th of April 1931 BIRTHDAY Baba Ram Dass, American Hindu spiritual teacher
6th of April 1931 BIRTHDAY Ivan Dixon, American actor and director (d. 2008)
6th of April 1932 BIRTHDAY Helmut Griem, German actor (d. 2004)
6th of April 1933 BIRTHDAY Roy Goode, British lawyer
6th of April 1933 BIRTHDAY Eduardo Malapit, American politician (d. 2007)
6th of April 1934 BIRTHDAY Enrique Alvarez Felix, Mexican actor (d. 1996)
6th of April 1934 BIRTHDAY Guy Peellaert, Belgian visual artist (d. 2008)
6th of April 1934 BIRTHDAY Anton Geesink, Dutch judoka (d. 2010)
6th of April 1935 BIRTHDAY Douglas Hill, Canadian-born science fiction writer (d. 2007)
6th of April 1936 BIRTHDAY Helen Berman, Dutch-Israeli visual artist
6th of April 1937 BIRTHDAY Peter Maivia, Samoan professional wrestler (d. 1982)
6th of April 1937 BIRTHDAY Merle Haggard, American musician
6th of April 1937 BIRTHDAY Billy Dee Williams, American actor
6th of April 1938 BIRTHDAY Paul Daniels, English magician
6th of April 1938 BIRTHDAY Roy Thinnes, American actor
6th of April 1939 BIRTHDAY Andre Ouellet, French Canadian politician
6th of April 1940 BIRTHDAY Pedro Armendariz Jr., Mexican actor
6th of April 1940 BIRTHDAY Homero Aridjis, Mexican writer and diplomat
6th of April 1941 BIRTHDAY Phil Austin, American comedian
6th of April 1941 BIRTHDAY Hans W. Geissendorfer, German filmmaker
6th of April 1941 BIRTHDAY Gheorghe Zamfir, Romanian musician
6th of April 1941 BIRTHDAY Don "The Snake" Prudhomme, American drag racer
6th of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Barry Levinson, American film producer/director
6th of April 1944 BIRTHDAY Felicity Palmer, English soprano
6th of April 1945 BIRTHDAY Neal Boortz, American radio personality
6th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY John Ratzenberger, American actor
6th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Mike Worboys, British mathematician
6th of April 1948 BIRTHDAY Patrika Darbo, American actress
6th of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Horst Ludwig Stormer, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate
6th of April 1950 BIRTHDAY Cleo Odzer, American writer
6th of April 1951 BIRTHDAY Bert Blyleven, Dutch-born baseball player
6th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Udo Dirkschneider, German singer
6th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Marilu Henner, American actress
6th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Michel Larocque, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1992)
6th of April 1953 BIRTHDAY Christopher Franke, German musician and composer
6th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Rob Epstein, American filmmaker and journalist
6th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Keith Hunter Jesperson, Canadian serial killer
6th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Cathy Jones, Canadian comedian
6th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Blind Mississippi Morris, American delta blues musician
6th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Michael Rooker, American actor
6th of April 1956 BIRTHDAY Sebastian Spreng, Argentinean visual artist
6th of April 1956 BIRTHDAY Dilip Vengsarkar, Indian cricketer and administrator
6th of April 1957 BIRTHDAY Paolo Nespoli, Italian astronaut
6th of April 1957 BIRTHDAY Jaroslava Maxova, Czech opera singer
6th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY Batem, French comic book artist
6th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY John Pizzarelli, American jazz guitarist, song writer, singer and bandleader
6th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY Warren Haynes, American guitarist and song writer
6th of April 1961 BIRTHDAY Rory Bremner, English comedian and impressionist
6th of April 1962 BIRTHDAY Iris Haussler, German installation artist
6th of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador
6th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Phil Gayle, English news presenter
6th of April 1965 BIRTHDAY Lieve Slegers, Belgian athlete
6th of April 1965 BIRTHDAY Frank Black, American singer/songwriter (Pixies and Frank Black and the Catholics)
6th of April 1965 BIRTHDAY Sterling Sharpe, American football player
6th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Young Man Kang, South Korean film director
6th of April 1967 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Firth, British actor
6th of April 1967 BIRTHDAY Mika Koivuniemi, Finnish ten-pin bowler
6th of April 1968 BIRTHDAY Affonso Giaffone, Brazilian racing driver
6th of April 1968 BIRTHDAY Vanessa Lann, American composer
6th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Louie Spence, English dancer/choreographer and TV personality
6th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Paul Rudd, American actor
6th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Bret Boone, American baseball player
6th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Ari Meyers, Puerto Rican/American actress
6th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Bison Dele, American basketball player (disappeared 2002)
6th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Jack Canfora, American playwright
6th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Philipp Peter, Austrian racing driver
6th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Spencer Wells, American geneticist
6th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Olaf Kolzig, South African/German ice hockey player
6th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Huang Xiaomin, Chinese swimmer
6th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Lou Merloni, American baseball player
6th of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Jason Hervey, American actor
6th of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Ami James, Israeli/American tattoo artist
6th of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Jo Van Daele, Belgian discus thrower
6th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Donnie Edwards, American football player
6th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress/singer
6th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Joe Machine, English artist, poet and writer
6th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Sun Wen, Chinese footballer
6th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Gina Yashere, English comedian
6th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Robert Kovac, Croatian footballer
6th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Zach Braff, American actor
6th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Hal Gill, American ice hockey player
6th of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Candace Cameron Bure, American actress
6th of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Georg Holm, Icelandic musician (Sigur Ros)
6th of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Hirotada Ototake, Japanese sports writer
6th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Ville Nieminen, Finnish ice hockey player
6th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Andy Phillips, American baseball player
6th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Martin Mendez, Uruguayan bassist (Opeth)
6th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Tim Hasselbeck, American football player
6th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Myleene Klass, British singer
6th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Blaine Neal, American baseball player
6th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Robert Earnshaw, Zambian/Welsh footballer
6th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Kari Jobe, American singer-songwriter
6th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Michael Guy Chislett, Australian guitarist (The Academy Is...)
6th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Ilan Hall, American chef
6th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Bret Harrison, American actor
6th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Travis Moen, Canadian ice hockey player
6th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Diora Baird, American actress and model
6th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Jade Seah, Singaporean model, host and actress
6th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Jerome Kaino, New Zealand rugby player
6th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Mitsuru Nagata, Japanese footballer
6th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Bobbi Starr, American pornographic actress
6th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Dash Shaw, American comic book writer and artist
6th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY James Wade, English darts player
6th of April 1984 BIRTHDAY Max Bemis, American musician and songwriter
6th of April 1985 BIRTHDAY Clarke MacArthur, Canadian ice hockey player
6th of April 1985 BIRTHDAY Frank Ongfiang, Italian footballer
6th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Nikolas Asprogenis, Cypriot footballer
6th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Aaron Curry, American football player
6th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Ryota Moriwaki, Japanese footballer
6th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Levi Porter, English footballer
6th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Hilary Rhoda, American model
6th of April 1988 BIRTHDAY Leigh Adams, Australian footballer
6th of April 1988 BIRTHDAY Mike Bailey, English actor
6th of April 1988 BIRTHDAY Fabrice Muamba, Congolese/English footballer
6th of April 1988 BIRTHDAY Carlton Mitchell, American football player
6th of April 1988 BIRTHDAY Jucilei da Silva, Brazilian footballer
6th of April 1988 BIRTHDAY Daniele Gasparetto, Italian footballer
6th of April 1995 BIRTHDAY Ryutaro Morimoto, Japanese actor and singer
6th of April 0885 DEATH Saint Methodius (Born c. 815)
6th of April 1147 DEATH Frederick II, Duke of Swabia (Born 1090)
6th of April 1199 DEATH King Richard I of England (Born 1157)
6th of April 1199 DEATH Pierre Basile, French soldier
6th of April 1362 DEATH James I, Count of La Marche, French soldier (Born 1319)
6th of April 1490 DEATH Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, King of Hungary and Croatia (Born 1443)
6th of April 1520 DEATH Raphael, Italian painter and architect (Born 1483)
6th of April 1528 DEATH Albrecht Durer, German artist (Born 1471)
6th of April 1551 DEATH Joachim Vadian, Swiss humanist (Born 1484)
6th of April 1571 DEATH John Hamilton, Scottish prelate and politician
6th of April 1590 DEATH Francis Walsingham, English spymaster
6th of April 1605 DEATH John Stow, English historian
6th of April 1655 DEATH David Blondel, French Protestant clergyman (Born 1591)
6th of April 1686 DEATH Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, English royalist statesman (Born 1614)
6th of April 1707 DEATH Willem van de Velde, the younger, Dutch painter (Born 1633)
6th of April 1755 DEATH Richard Rawlinson, English minister and antiquarian (Born 1690)
6th of April 1825 DEATH Vladimir Borovikovsky, Russian painter (Born 1757)
6th of April 1829 DEATH Niels Henrik Abel, Norwegian mathematician (Born 1802)
6th of April 1833 DEATH Adamantios Korais, Greek humanist scholar (Born 1748)
6th of April 1838 DEATH Jose Bonifacio de Andrade e Silva, Brazilian statesman and geologist (Born 1763)
6th of April 1862 DEATH Albert Sidney Johnston, American Confederate general (Born 1803)
6th of April 1883 DEATH Benjamin Wright Raymond, American politician (Born 1801)
6th of April 1899 DEATH Alvan Wentworth Chapman, American physician and botanist (Born 1809)
6th of April 1906 DEATH Alexander Kielland, Norwegian author (Born 1849)
6th of April 1933 DEATH Elizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of George Armstrong Custer (Born 1842)
6th of April 1935 DEATH Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet (Born 1869)
6th of April 1947 DEATH Herbert Backe, German Nazi politician (Born 1896)
6th of April 1953 DEATH Idris Davies, Welsh poet (Born 1905)
6th of April 1959 DEATH Leo Aryeh Mayer, Israeli professor and scholar of Islamic art (Born 1895)
6th of April 1961 DEATH Jules Bordet, Belgian immunologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Born 1870)
6th of April 1963 DEATH Otto Struve, Russian-born astronomer (Born 1897)
6th of April 1970 DEATH Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (Born 1933)
6th of April 1970 DEATH Sam Sheppard, American accused murderer (Born 1923)
6th of April 1971 DEATH Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Born 1882)
6th of April 1974 DEATH Sir Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and businessman (Born 1895)
6th of April 1974 DEATH Willem Marinus Dudok, Dutch architect (Born 1884)
6th of April 1976 DEATH Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (Born 1903)
6th of April 1992 DEATH Isaac Asimov, Russian-born author (Born 1920)
6th of April 1994 DEATH Juvenal Habyarimana, Rwandan politician (Born 1937)
6th of April 1994 DEATH Cyprien Ntaryamira, Burundian politician (Born 1956)
6th of April 1995 DEATH Ioannis Alevras, Greek politician (Born 1912)
6th of April 1996 DEATH Greer Garson, Irish actress (Born 1904)
6th of April 1998 DEATH Wendy O. Williams, American singer (Plasmatics) (Born 1949)
6th of April 1998 DEATH Norbert Schmitz, German footballer (Born 1958)
6th of April 1998 DEATH Tammy Wynette, American singer (Born 1942)
6th of April 1999 DEATH Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist (Born 1908)
6th of April 2000 DEATH Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian politician (Born 1903)
6th of April 2001 DEATH Charles Pettigrew, American singer (Born 1963)
6th of April 2003 DEATH Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian drummer (Born 1927)
6th of April 2003 DEATH David Bloom, American reporter (Born 1963)
6th of April 2003 DEATH Gerald Emmett Carter, Canadian cardinal (Born 1912)
6th of April 2004 DEATH Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (Born 1929)
6th of April 2004 DEATH Niki Sullivan, American guitarist (The Crickets) (Born 1937)
6th of April 2005 DEATH Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (Born 1923)
6th of April 2006 DEATH Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (Born 1977)
6th of April 2006 DEATH Francis L. Kellogg, U.S. diplomat and prominent socialite (Born 1917)
6th of April 2006 DEATH Stefanos Stratigos, Greek actor (Born 1926)
6th of April 2007 DEATH Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (Born 1916)
6th of April 2009 DEATH Shawn Mackay, Australian rugby player (Born 1982)
6th of April 2010 DEATH Wilma Mankiller, Native-American activist, chief of the Cherokee Nation (Born 1945)
6th of April 2010 DEATH Corin Redgrave, British actor and political activist (Born 1939)

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