Saturday, May 15, 2021 (Week 19)

April 6 in History

What happened on April 6 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on april 6 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on april 6 in history.

1965
President Lyndon B. Johnson authorizes the use of ground troops in combat operations.
1941
German forces invade Greece and Yugoslavia.
1938
The United States recognizes Nazi Germany’s conquest of Austria.
1924
Four planes leave Seattle on the first successful flight around the world.
1917
The United States declares war on Germany and enters World War I on Allied side.
1909
Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson become the first men to reach the North Pole.
1903
French Army Nationalists are revealed to have forged documents to guarantee a conviction for Alfred Dreyfus.
1896
The Modern Olympics begin in Athens with eight nations participating.
1865
At the Battle of Sailer’s Creek, a third of Lee‘s army is cut off by Union troops pursuing him to Appomattox.
1862
Confederate forces attack General Ulysses S. Grant at Shiloh, Tennessee.
1830
Joseph Smith and five others organize the Church of Latter-Day Saints in Seneca, New York.
1814
Granted sovereignty in the island of Elba and a pension from the French government, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates at Fontainebleau. He is allowed to keep the title of emperor.
1789
The First U.S. Congress begins regular sessions at Federal Hall in New York City.
1199
English King Richard I is killed by an arrow at the Siege of the Castle of Chalus in France.