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Historical Events In April - 06

Thursday, 06 May 2021

1896  On April - 06 the first modern Olympic games begin in Athens (3/25 OS)  

1896  On April - 06 1st modern Olympic games open in Athens Greece [3/25 OS] American, James Connolly, wins 1st Olympic gold medal in mod history  

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

1898  Bobby Gilbert, PA on this day in history.  

1900  On April - 06 jim Jeffries KO's Jack Finnegan in 55 seconds  

1900  On this day in history james J Jeffries KOs Jack Finnegan in 1 for heavyweight boxing title  

1900  On this day in history andres Sas, composer  

1901  Willem Pelemans, Flemish composer/music reviewer on April - 06.  

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 April - 06 kurt G Kiesinger, German chancellor (Wherever They May Be)  

1905  On this day in history p Gotz discovers asteroid #563 Suleika  

1906  On April - 06 the first animated cartoon copyrighted  

1906  1st animated cartoon copyrighted on April - 06.  

1906  On this day in history 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  J H Metcalf discovers asteroid #755 Quintilla on April - 06.  

1908  On this day in history vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer  

1909  On this day in history commander Robert E. Peary &Matthew Henson reports reaching the North Pole  

1909  The first credit union established in US on April - 06.  

1909  The North Pole reached for the first time, by American Robert Peary on April - 06.  

1909  On April - 06 1st credit union forms in US  

1910  Desmond Dreyer, British admiral on April - 06.  

1911  Phyllis Margaret Duncan Tate, composer on April - 06.  

1912  Electric starter 1st appeared in cars on April - 06.  

1912  On this day in history endre Szekely, composer  

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

1914  George Reeves, Ashland Ky, actor (Superman, Gone With the Wind) on April - 06.  

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

1916  S Belyavskij discovers asteroid #857 Glasenappia on April - 06.  

1916  German parliament OKs unrestricted submarine warfare on this day in history.  

1917  On this day in history the United States enter World War I  

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  Raphael Sanzio, Italian painter/master builder (Madonna Sistina) was born on this day in history.  

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

1631  Vincenzo De Grandis, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1660  On April - 06 birth of johann Kuhnau, composer  

1664  On this day in history birth of arvid Horn, Swedish statesman (d. 1742)  

1671  On this day in history birth of jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French playwright/poet (Sacred Odes & Songs)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 06

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0885  Methodius, Greek apostle of the slaves/archbishop of Sirmium, dies on this day in history.  

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

1147  Death of Frederick II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1090) on this day in history.  

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

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 April - 06.  

1362  On April - 06 death of jacques de Bourbon, count of Marche, killed in battle  

1472  On April - 06 pieter Bladelin, Belgium, land owner (Middelburg castle), dies  

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