Today in History, English
Today in History, English

39481April 6Event1974 – The Swedish pop band ABBA wins the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Waterloo", launching their international career.
39482April 6Event1979 – Student protests break out in Nepal.
39483April 6Event1982 – Estonian Communist Party bureau declares "fight against bourgeois TV"—meaning Finnish TV—a top priority of the propagandists of Estonian SSR
39484April 6Event1984 – Members of Cameroon's Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.
39485April 6Event1994 – The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.
39486April 6Event1998 – Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India.
39487April 6Event1998 – Travelers Group announces an agreement to undertake the $76 billion merger between Travelers and Citicorp, and the merger is completed on October 8, of that year, forming Citibank.
39488April 6Event2004 – Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from office by impeachment.
39489April 6Event2005 – Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani becomes Iraqi president Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day.
39490April 6Event2008 – The 2008 Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers later to be adopted by April 6 Youth Movement and Egyptian activists.
39491April 6Event2009 – A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing 307.
39492April 6Event2010 – Maoist rebels kill 76 CRPF officers in Dantewada district, India.
39493April 6Event2011 – In San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico, over 193 bodies were exhumed from several mass graves made by Los Zetas.
39494April 6Event2012 – Azawad declares itself independent from the Republic of Mali.
39495April 6Birth1632 – Maria Leopoldine of Austria (d. 1649)
39496April 6Birth1651 – André Dacier, French scholar and academic (d. 1722)
39497April 6Birth1660 – Johann Kuhnau, German organist and composer (d. 1722)
39498April 6Birth1664 – Arvid Horn, Swedish general and politician, Governor of Västerbotten County (d. 1742)
39499April 6Birth1671 – Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet and playwright (d. 1741)
39500April 6Birth1672 – André Cardinal Destouches, French composer (d. 1749)
39501April 6Birth1706 – Louis de Cahusac, French playwright and composer (d. 1759)
39502April 6Birth1708 – Johann Georg Reutter, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1772)
39503April 6Birth1725 – Pasquale Paoli, French soldier and politician (d. 1807)
39504April 6Birth1726 – Gerard Majella, Italian saint (d. 1755)
39505April 6Birth1741 – Nicolas Chamfort, French author and playwright (d. 1794)
39506April 6Birth1766 – Wilhelm von Kobell, German painter and educator (d. 1853)
39507April 6Birth1773 – James Mill, Scottish historian, economist, and philosopher (d. 1836)
39508April 6Birth1810 – Philip Henry Gosse, English biologist and academic (d. 1888)
39509April 6Birth1812 – Alexander Herzen, Russian philosopher and author (d. 1870)
39510April 6Birth1815 – Robert Volkmann, German organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1883)

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