April 6 Events in History - April 6 Birthdays - April 6 Deaths
2015 Duke University defeats the University of Wisconsin to win the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship; the game, with a 68-63 score, resulted in Duke's fifth title
2014 Storied American actor Mickey Rooney dies at age 93 of natural causes
2014 Nigeria rebases its GDP calculations, making its economy the largest in Africa on a total GDP basis; however, South Africa leads on a GDP per capita basis
2013 The recent meat adulteration scandal prompts Swedish furniture megastore IKEA to stop sales of its moose meat lasagna in its worldwide stores
2013 After being hospitalized for nine days for pneumonia, former South African President Nelson Mandela, age 94, was released from the hospital
2012 In England, lawmakers ban the display of tobacco products, hoping the move will lead to a reduction in the number of youths who smoke
2012 In the U.S. city of Virginia Beach, Virginia, a U.S. Navy FA-18 Superhornet crashes into an apartment complex
2011 Amid criticism from rebel fighters, NATO pledges to protect the besieged town of Misrata, Libya
2011 Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling loses his appeal against his conviction for fraud in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
2010 Scientists announce the discovery of three new animal species that spent their entire lives without oxygen; the species are phylum Loricifera
2009 Nearly 300 people are killed and 1,500 injured near L'Aquila, Italy, after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes
1997 "3 Sisters" closes at Criterion Theater New York City
1997 9th Seniors Golf Tradition: Gil Morgan wins
1997 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Longs Drugs Challenge
1997 Brad Faxon wins Freeport-McDermott Golf Classic
1997 Progress M-34 Launch (Russia)
1997 Twelve Bridges LPGA Classic
1996 Albert Belle shows off his arm by hitting Sports Illustrated photographer Tony Tomsic in the hand prior to a game
1995 "Having Our Say" opens at Booth Theater New York City for 308 performances
1994 1st scheduled Indians night game at Jacobs Field is rained out
1994 Chuck Jones found guilty of breaking into Marla Maples home
1994 Liberal Supreme Court Justice Blackmun (Roe vs. Wade) resigns
1994 Palestinian suicide bomber kills 7 Israelis and himself
1994 Rockwell B-1B Lancers break 11 world speed records
1993 1st test flight of Ilyushin IL-96M (Moscow)
1993 Florida Marlins 1st lost ever (4-2 to Los Angeles Dodgers)
1992 1st game at Camden Field, Baltimore Orioles beat Indians 2-0
1992 54th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Michigan 71-51
1992 Britain Radio Authority licenses Virgin and TV-AM radio licenses
1992 Microsoft announced Windows 3.1, upgrading Windows 3.0
1992 Oriole Park at Camden Yards opens, beating Cleveland 2-0
1992 Serbian troops begin siege of Sarajevo
1992 Voting begins on choice of Elvis postage stamps
1991 Former child actor Adam Rich arrested for breaking into a pharmacy
1991 New York - New Jersey Knights 1st home game (Giant Stadium) lose to Frankfurt 27-17
1991 Subhana, becomes 1st Australian woman to become a Zen teacher
1991 Argentine soocer star Diego Maradona suspended for 15 month by Italian League for testing positive for cocaine use
1989 Orel Hershiser ends his record 59 consecutive scoreless streak
1988 Black pole explorer M Henson buried next to R Peary in Arlington
1988 New Jersey Devils' 1st playoff game; lose to Isles 4-3 (OT) in 1st round
1987 22nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Randy Travis and Hank Williams Jr
1987 Sugar Ray Leonard upsets Marvelous Marvin Hagler
1987 Al Campanis appears on Niteline saying blacks may not be equiped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy
1986 15th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley
1986 Soccer ball juggled non-stop for 14:14 hours
1985 Atlantis (OV-104) rollout at Palmdale
1985 Bombay beat Delhi by 90 runs to win the Ranji Trophy final
1985 Sudan suspends constitution after coup under general Swarreddahab
1985 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41-C)-Challenger 5 is launched
1984 1st time 11 people in space
1983 Caps 2-Isles 5-Patrick Div Semifinals- Isles hold 1-0 lead
1982 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center from White Sands
1982 Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minnesota 52,279
1981 Yugoslav government sends troops to Kosovo
1980 9th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
1980 Gordie Howe completes a record 26th season
1980 Post It Notes, introduced
1979 Rod Stewart and Alana Collins wed
1978 Karnataka beat Uttar Pradesh by inn and 193 to win Ranji Trophy
1977 Judge rules Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released
1977 Kingdome opens, Seattle Mariners 1st game, loses to Angels 7-0
1976 1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies and Gentlemen the Rolling Stones"
1975 "Night... Made America Famous" closes at Barrymore New York City after 75 performances
1975 "Rocky Horror Show" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 45 performances
1975 Fastest hat trick by a Washington Capitals 3 minutes 26 seconds (Stan Gilbertson)
1974 200,000 attend rock concert "California Jam"
1974 Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony 11/16
1974 Yankees 1st home game at Shea Stadium, beat Indians 6-1
1973 Harbor strike in Gent/Antwerp, Belgium
1973 Indies troops invade Sikkim
1973 Pioneer 11 launched toward Jupiter and Saturn
1973 Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his number
1973 Yankee Ron Blomberg becomes 1st designated hitter, he walks
1972 Egypt drops diplomatic relations with Jordan
1968 94.5% of East German voters approve new socialist constitution
1968 Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Dave Davis
1968 Gunpowder stocks at a sporting-goods store explode, killing 43 (Va)
1968 HemisFair 1968 opens in San Antonio, Texas
1967 Premier Pompidou forms new French government
1966 Mihir Sen swims Palk Strait between Sri Lanka and India
1965 Intelsat 1 ("Early Bird") 1st coml geosynchronous communication satellite
1964 Egypt and Belgium restore diplomatic relations
1959 31st Academy Awards - "Gigi," Susan Hayward and David Niven win
1958 Arnold Palmer wins 1st major golf tournament-Masters
1957 New York City ends trolley car service
1957 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)
1956 Polish communist Gomulka freed from prison
1955 "3 for Tonight" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 85 performances
1955 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1955 Yemen: failed coup by Abdullah Seif el-Islam
1954 Montreal Canadians score 3 goals in 56 sec in playoff game against Detroit
1954 TV Dinner was 1st put on sale by Swanson and Sons
1954 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1952 16th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 286
1950 John F. Dulles becomes advisor to U.S. Secretary of State Acheson
1947 11th Golf Masters Championship: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 281
1947 1st Tony Awards: Arthur Miller, David Wayne and Patricia Neal win
1945 Coevorden freed from nazis
1945 Japanese giant battleship Yamato heads to Okinawa
1945 Massive kamikaze-attack on U.S. battle fleet near Okinawa
1945 U.S. Marines explore Tsugen Shima near Okinawa
1944 Jewish nursery at Izieu-Ain France overrun by Nazis
1943 British and U.S. Army link up in Africa during WW II
1943 British offensive at Wadi Akarit, South-Tunisia
1943 Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN) arrested
1941 8th Golf Masters Championship: Craig Wood wins, shooting a 280
1941 Begin oper Bestrafung-Germany bomb attacks Belgrade (17,000 die)
1941 British general Gambier-Parry caught in North Africa
1941 German bombardment on Piraeus (munitions ship explodes)
1941 Italian held Addis Ababa surrenders to British and Ethiopian forces
1939 Great Britain and Poland sign military pact
1939 U.S. and U.K. agree on joint control of Canton and Enderbury Island in the Pacific
1938 Teflon invented by Roy J Plunkett
1936 3rd Golf Masters Championship: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 285
1936 ANP begins telex service in Amsterdam
1936 Tornado, kills 203 and injuring 1,800 in Gainesville Georgia
1935 H Levitt sinks 499 basketball free throws, misses and sinks 371 more
1934 418 Lutheran ministers arrested in Germany
1931 1st broadcast of "Little Orphan Annie" on NBC-radio
1930 1st transcontinental glider tow completed
1930 Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar
1926 Stanley Cup: Montl Maroons beat Victoria Cougars (WHL), 3 games to 1
1925 1st film shown on an British Air flight
1924 4 planes leave Seattle on 1st successful around-the-world flight
1924 Italy fascists receives 65% of vote of parliament
1924 Volkische Block (Nazi's) receives 17.8% of vote in Bayern
1920 French troop attacks Main/Darmstadt/Hanau
1917 U.S. declares war on Germany, enters World War I
1916 German parliament OKs unrestricted submarine warfare
1912 Electric starter 1st appeared in cars
1909 1st credit union forms in US
1909 North Pole reached by Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson
1906 1st animated cartoon copyrighted
1903 General railroad strike against "worgwetten" (anti-strike laws)
1900 James J Jeffries KOs Jack Finnegan in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1896 1st modern Olympic games open in Athens Greece, American, James Connolly, wins 1st Olympic gold medal in mod history
1893 Andy Bowen and Jack Burke box 7 hours 19 minutes to no decision (111 rounds)
1893 Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah dedicated
1890 French troops under captain Archinard occupy Segu, West-Sudan
1889 George Eastman places Kodak Camera on sale for 1st time
1886 City of Vancouver BC incorporated
1886 Declaration of Berlin neutralizes Tonga
1883 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Speckled Band"
1869 1st plastic, Celluloid, patented
1868 Brigham Young marries his 27th and final wife
1865 Battle of Sayler's Creek, 1/3rd of Lee's army cut off
1862 Battle of Shiloh, Union defeats Confederacy in SW Tennessee
1859 U.S. recognizes Liberal government in Mexico's War of Reform
1849 Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "Le Prophete," premieres in Paris
1848 Jews of Prussia granted equality
1841 Cornerstone laid for 2nd Mormon temple, Nauvoo, Missouri
1830 Joseph Smith and 5 others organizes Mormon church in Seneca Co, New York
1815 English militia shoots prisoners, 100's killed
1789 1st U.S. Congress begins regular sessions, Federal Hall, New York City
1757 English king George II fires minister William Pitt, Sr.
1727 Denmark signs Covenant of Hannover
1724 Duke of Newcastle becomes English minister of Foreign Affairs
1722 Peter the Great ends tax on men with beards
1672 France declares war on Netherlands
1664 France and Saksen sign alliance
1663 King Charles II signs Carolina Charter
1652 Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established
1652 John of Riebeeck lands/establishes VOC-post in Capetown
1634 Heeren XIX asks "to secure Eylands Curaeao"
1516 A Willaert installed as singer of cardinal Ippolito I d'Este
1362 Robber bastion Tard-Venus strikes at Brignais France
1327 Italian poet Petrarch 1st sets eyes on his beloved Laura
774 Charles the Great affirms Pippins promise of Quiercy
610 Lailat-ul Qadar, night koran descended to Earth
402 Battle at Pollentia: Roman army under Stilicho beats Visigoten