What Happened on April 6


Historical Events

1905 – Germany receives invitation from Sultan of Morocco to an international conference to discuss matters relating to Morocco
1955 – Yemen: failed coup by Abdullah Seif el-Islam
1976 – 1st quadrophonic movie track: “Ladies and Gentlemen the Rolling Stones”
1978 – Karnataka beat Uttar Pradesh by inn and 193 to win Ranji Trophy
2017 – Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Florida for talks with US President Donald Trump
2020 – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe announces state of emergency in seven prefectures and a nearly $1 trillion stimulus package as COVID-19 cases climb

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Famous Birthdays

1903 – Harold Edgerton, American electrical engineer and photographer who created high-speed photography techniques, born in Fremont, Nebraska (d. 1990)
1931 – Joan Carlyle, British soprano
1934 – Reijo Jyrkiainen, Finnish composer, born in Suistamo, Finland
1955 – Keith Hunter Jesperson, Canadian-born serial killer
1978 – Tim Hasselbeck, American football player
1987 – Jerrod Carmichael, American comedian and filmmaker (Rothaniel), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Famous Deaths

1605 – John Stow, English historian (Survey of London), dies
1686 – Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, English royalist statesman, dies at 71
1976 – Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (b. 1903)
1990 – Nancy Hawkes, (1946 best dressed woman), dies at 73
1998 – Wendy O. Williams, American singer (Plasmatics) (b. 1949)
2014 – Jacques Castérède, French composer and pianist (Pandora’s Box), dies at 87

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