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Historical Events In April - 06

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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  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  Andres Sas, composer on April - 06.  

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

1902  On this day in history gertrude Short, Cincinnati OH, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus)  

1903  General railroad strike against "worgwetten" (anti-strike laws) on April - 06.  

1903  Harold Edgerton, foremost high-speed photographer on this day in history.  

1904  On April - 06 kurt G Kiesinger, German chancellor (Wherever They May Be)  

1905  On April - 06 p Gotz discovers asteroid #563 Suleika  

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

1906  1st animated cartoon copyrighted on this day in history.  

1906  On this day in history john Betjeman, English Poet Laureate 1972-1984 (Mount Zion)  

1906  On this day in history alexander L Kielland, Norwegian writer (Working People), dies at 57  

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

1908  On April - 06 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  On April - 06 the North Pole reached for the first time, by American Robert Peary  

1909  1st credit union forms in US on this day in history.  

1910  On April - 06 desmond Dreyer, British admiral  

1911  Phyllis Margaret Duncan Tate, composer on this day in history.  

1912  Electric starter 1st appeared in cars on this day in history.  

1912  On April - 06 endre Szekely, composer  

1913  On this day in history jose Marraco y Ferrer, composer, dies on 78th birthday  

1914  On this day in history george Reeves, Ashland Ky, actor (Superman, Gone With the Wind)  

1915  On this day in history 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 April - 06 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  On April - 06 birth of stjepan Gradić, Croatian philosopher and scientist (d. 1683)  

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

1632  Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1649) was born on April - 06.  

1651  On this day in history birth of andré Dacier, French classical scholar (d. 1722)  

1660  On April - 06 birth of johann Kuhnau, composer  

1664  Arvid Horn, Swedish statesman (d. 1742) was born on this day in history.  

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

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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 April - 06.  

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

1147  On April - 06 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  On this day in history petrarch's Laura, dies of plague  

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 April - 06.  

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