April 6: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1652 - At the Cape of Good Hope, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town.
- 1896 - 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.
- 1930 - 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.
- 1947 - The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievement.
- 1965 - Launch of Early Bird, the first communications satellite to be placed ingeosynchronous orbit.
- Famous Birthdays: Jean-Baptiste Rousseau (French poet), Gustave Moreau (French painter), Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen (German biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Edmond H. Fischer (Chinese-American biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate), James Watson (American biologist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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