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6 April

647BCE – Greece – Solar Eclipse observed. http://www.phenomena.org.uk

46BCE – Roman Republic – Battle of Thapsus. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Thapsus

402 – Italy – Battle of Pollentia. http://burnpit.legion.org/2011/04/battle-pollentia-romans-defeat-visigoths

1199 – England/France – Richard I killed, aged 41, following Siege of Châlus. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=richard1

1199 – France – Pierre Basile executed for death of Richard I. http://www.executedtoday.com/2010/04/06/1199-pierre-basile-marksman-richard-i/

1199 – England – John Lackland became king. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=john

1250 – Egypt – Battle of Fariskur (Seventh Crusade). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fariskur

1320 – Scotland – Affirmation of independence in Declaration of Arbroath. http://www.nas.gov.uk/about/090401.asp

1385 – Portugal – John I became King. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_I_of_Portugal

1453 – Byzantine Empire – Siege of Constantinople began (Byzantine-Ottoman Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Constantinople


1580 – England – Earthquake measuring 5.3Mw, epicentre in Dover Straits, followed by tsunami, 2 killed. https://youtu.be/tK1SAtOq9VQ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1580_Dover_Straits_earthquake

1667 – Croatia – Earthquake measuring 7.2Mw, epicentre in Dubrovnik, 3,000 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1667_Dubrovnik_earthquake

1712 – America – New York Slave Revolt. http://www.blackpast.org/aah/new-york-city-slave-uprising-1712

1776 – USA – Battle of Block Island (American Revolutionary War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Block_Island

1812 – Spain – Siege of Badajoz ended (Peninsular War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Badajoz_(1812)

1830 – USA – Church of Christ formally organized. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Christ_(Latter_Day_Saints)

1862 – USA – Battle of Shiloh began (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/shiloh.html

1865 – USA – Battle of Sailor’s Creek (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/sailor-s-creek.html

1866 – USA – Grand Army of the Republic founded. http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/gar/garintro.html

1895 – UK – Oscar Wilde arrested at Cadogan Hotel, London. http://blog.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/2013/04/05/the-arrest-of-oscar-wilde-at-the-cadogan-hotel-6-april-1895

1896 – Greece – I Summer Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Athens. http://www.olympic.org/athens-1896-summer-olympics

1909 – North Pole – Reached by Robert Peary and Matthew Henson. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/who-discovered-the-north-pole-116633746/?no-ist

1911 – Ottoman Empire – Battle of Deçiq (Albanian Revolt). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_De%C3%A7iq

1917 – USA – Declared war on Germany. https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wilson_Urges_Congress_to_Declare_War_on_Germany


1924 – USA – First round the world flight started in Alaska, by USSAF team. https://youtu.be/PS785Tcpkxc  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_aerial_circumnavigation

1926 – USA – Varney Airlines made first commercial flight. http://www.uahf.org/united_history_01.asp


1936 – USA – Tornado hit Gainesville, Georgia, 203 killed. https://youtu.be/R81pvVrgnXA  http://www.aboutnorthgeorgia.com/ang/1936_Gainesville_Tornado

1941 – Greece – Battle of Greece began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Greece

1941 – Yugoslavia – Invasion of Yugoslavia began with German bombing of Belgrade (Operation Retribution – WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Retribution_(1941) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Yugoslavia

1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Essen (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – Chile – Earthquake measuring 8.2Mw, epicentre in Ovalle, 12 killed.

1944 – Caribbean – US Navy plane crashed, 15 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440406-1

1945 – Germany – USAAF plane crashed near Hessen, 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450406-8

1945 – Yugoslavia – Sarajevo liberated (WWII).

1945 – New Guinea – Battle of Slater’s Knoll ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Slater%27s_Knoll

1947 – USA – First Tony Awards presented. http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/history/

1951 – USA – Southwest Airways Flight 7 crashed at Refugio Pass, 22 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510406-0

1952 – USA – US Navy plane crashed at Loma Prieta Mountain, CA, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520406-0

1957 – Greece – Olympic Airways founded. http://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/10/09/olympic-air-from-onassis-golden-age-to-aegean-takeover/

1958 – USA – Capital Airlines Flight 67 crashed near Tri-City Airport, Michigan, 47 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19580406-0  http://www3.gendisasters.com/michigan/3972/midland,-mi-plane-crash-landing-kills-47,-apr-1958


1965 – USA – “Early Bird” satellite launched. https://youtu.be/DLbDLumdPkg  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelsat_I


1968 – USA – Explosion in Richmond, Indiana, 41 killed. https://youtu.be/0NDGzDVJXpA  http://www3.gendisasters.com/indiana/10736/richmond-in-gas-explosion-apr-1968


1973 – USA – Spacecraft Pioneer 11 launched. https://youtu.be/ETyZ8HIg3Nc http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1973-019A

1992 – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Bosnian War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnian_War

1998 – Pakistan – Began tests of Medium ranged missiles.

2004 – Lithuania – President Rolandas Paksas removed from office by impeachment. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolandas_Paksas

2008 – Egypt – General strike. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Egyptian_general_strike


2009 – Italy – Earthquake measuring 6.3Mw, epicentre near L’Aquila, 294 killed. https://youtu.be/ygHL_doO9lw  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7984867.stm  https://www.eeri.org/site/images/eeri_newsletter/2009_pdf/LAquila-eq-report.pdf

2010 – Indonesia – Earthquake measuring 7.8Mw, epicentre in Sumatra. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2010/us2010utc5/

2010 – India – Maoist rebels killed 76 CRPF officers in Dantewada district. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_2010_Maoist_attack_in_Dantewada

York

1580 – Earthquake of Dover Straits felt in York. http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/earthquakes/UKhistoric/15800406180000.html#page=additional

1604 – Richard Cullingworth, Elizabeth Bradwith, Hannah Bulmer and Jane Buckle were executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1776 – Robert Iredale was executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1812 – William Chester was executed at gallows behind Castle Walls.

1816 – James Ord was executed at gallows behind Castle Walls.

1822 – James Moseley and William Roberts were executed at gallows behind Castle Walls.

1835 – Ursula Lofthouse, Joseph Heeley and William Allot were executed at gallows behind Castle Walls.

1839 – Thomas Musgrave was executed at gallows behind Castle Walls.

http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf