Today in History, English
Today in History, English

39477April 6Event1970 – Newhall massacre: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed in a shootout.
39478April 6Event1972 – Vietnam War: Easter Offensive: American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments.
39479April 6Event1973 – Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
39480April 6Event1973 – The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.
39451April 6Event1866 – The Grand Army of the Republic, an American patriotic organization composed of Union veterans of the American Civil War, is founded. It lasts until 1956.
39452April 6Event1869 – Celluloid is patented.
39453April 6Event1888 – Thomas Green Clemson dies, bequeathing his estate to the State of South Carolina to establish Clemson Agricultural College.
39454April 6Event1893 – Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is dedicated by Wilford Woodruff.
39455April 6Event1895 – Oscar Wilde is arrested in the Cadogan Hotel, London after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.
39456April 6Event1896 – In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman emperor Theodosius I.
39457April 6Event1909 – Robert Peary and Matthew Henson reach the North Pole.
39458April 6Event1911 – During the Battle of Deçiq, Dedë Gjon Luli Dedvukaj, leader of the Malësori Albanians, raises the Albanian flag in the town of Tuzi, Montenegro, for the first time after George Kastrioti (Skanderbeg).
39459April 6Event1917 – World War I: The United States declares war on Germany (see President Woodrow Wilson's address to Congress).
39460April 6Event1919 – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a general strike.
39461April 6Event1923 – The first Prefects Board in Southeast Asia is formed in Victoria Institution, Malaysia.
39462April 6Event1924 – First round-the-world flight commences.
39463April 6Event1926 – Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines).
39464April 6Event1929 – Huey P. Long, Governor of Louisiana, is impeached by the Louisiana House of Representatives.
39465April 6Event1930 – Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, "With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire," beginning the Salt Satyagraha.
39466April 6Event1936 – Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak: Another tornado from the same storm system as the Tupelo tornado hits Gainesville, Georgia, killing 203.
39467April 6Event1941 – World War II: Nazi Germany launches Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece).
39468April 6Event1945 – World War II: Sarajevo is liberated from German and Croatian forces by the Yugoslav Partisans.
39469April 6Event1945 – World War II: The Battle of Slater's Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end.
39470April 6Event1947 – The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievement.
39471April 6Event1957 – Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.
39472April 6Event1962 – Leonard Bernstein causes controversy with his remarks from the podium during a New York Philharmonic concert featuring Glenn Gould performing Brahms' First Piano Concerto.
39473April 6Event1965 – Launch of Early Bird, the first commercial communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.
39474April 6Event1965 – The British Government announces the cancellation of the TSR-2 aircraft project.
39475April 6Event1968 – In Richmond, Indiana's downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150.
39476April 6Event1968 – Pierre Elliott Trudeau wins the Liberal Leadership Election, and becomes Prime Minister of Canada soon after.

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