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Historical Events In April - 06

Thursday, 26 May 2022

1896  The first modern Olympic games begin in Athens (3/25 OS) on April - 06.  

1896  1st modern Olympic games open in Athens Greece [3/25 OS] American, James Connolly, wins 1st Olympic gold medal in mod history on this day in history.  

1896  Juan Tomas Perez, composer on this day in history.  

1898  On April - 06 bobby Gilbert, PA  

1900  On this day in history jim Jeffries KO's Jack Finnegan in 55 seconds  

1900  James J Jeffries KOs Jack Finnegan in 1 for heavyweight boxing title on April - 06.  

1900  Andres Sas, composer on this day in history.  

1901  On April - 06 willem Pelemans, Flemish composer/music reviewer  

1902  On April - 06 gertrude Short, Cincinnati OH, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus)  

1903  General railroad strike against "worgwetten" (anti-strike laws) on this day in history.  

1903  Harold Edgerton, foremost high-speed photographer on April - 06.  

1904  On this day in history kurt G Kiesinger, German chancellor (Wherever They May Be)  

1905  P Gotz discovers asteroid #563 Suleika on this day in history.  

1906  The first animated cartoon copyrighted on this day in history.  

1906  On this day in history 1st animated cartoon copyrighted  

1906  On April - 06 john Betjeman, English Poet Laureate 1972-1984 (Mount Zion)  

1906  Alexander L Kielland, Norwegian writer (Working People), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1908  On April - 06 j H Metcalf discovers asteroid #755 Quintilla  

1908  Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer on this day in history.  

1909  Commander Robert E. Peary &Matthew Henson reports reaching the North Pole on April - 06.  

1909  On April - 06 the first credit union established in US  

1909  On this day in history the North Pole reached for the first time, by American Robert Peary  

1909  1st credit union forms in US on April - 06.  

1910  On this day in history desmond Dreyer, British admiral  

1911  On April - 06 phyllis Margaret Duncan Tate, composer  

1912  On this day in history electric starter 1st appeared in cars  

1912  Endre Szekely, composer on this day in history.  

1913  On April - 06 jose Marraco y Ferrer, composer, dies on 78th birthday  

1914  On April - 06 george Reeves, Ashland Ky, actor (Superman, Gone With the Wind)  

1915  SS Guernsey, went ashore on at Cap de la Hague Guernsey with a loss of seven crew while outward bound from Guernsey to Southampton on April - 06.  

1916  On April - 06 s Belyavskij discovers asteroid #857 Glasenappia  

1916  German parliament OKs unrestricted submarine warfare on April - 06.  

1917  The United States enter World War I on April - 06.  

1917  US declares war on Germany, enters World War I on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 06

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1483  On this day in history birth of raphael Sanzio, Italian painter/master builder (Madonna Sistina)  

1613  Stjepan Gradić, Croatian philosopher and scientist (d. 1683) was born on this day in history.  

1631  On April - 06 birth of vincenzo De Grandis, composer  

1632  Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1649) was born on this day in history.  

1651  André Dacier, French classical scholar (d. 1722) was born on April - 06.  

1660  On this day in history birth of johann Kuhnau, composer  

1664  On April - 06 birth of arvid Horn, Swedish statesman (d. 1742)  

1671  Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French playwright/poet (Sacred Odes & Songs) was born on April - 06.  

Famous Deaths In April - 06

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0885  On April - 06 methodius, Greek apostle of the slaves/archbishop of Sirmium, dies  

0912  Nottker "the Stamelaar", benedictine monk/poet, dies at about 71 on this day in history.  

1147  On this day in history death of frederick II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1090)  

1199  On this day in history richard I, the Lion-hearted, King of England (1189-99), dies at 41  

1252  On this day in history peter of Verona, [Peter Martyr], Italian inquisitor/st, dies at 45  

1348  Petrarch's Laura, dies of plague on this day in history.  

1362  Death of Jacques de Bourbon, count of Marche, killed in battle on this day in history.  

1472  Pieter Bladelin, Belgium, land owner (Middelburg castle), dies on this day in history.  

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