On This Day in History, April 06

April 6 is the International Day of Sport for development and peace. Getting involved in sports acts as a tool for social change. Take up the challenge!

Find out the major events of April 6 in history by reading through the following list.

  • 1896-The Olympic Games were reborn in Athens.
  • 1909-Explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson became the first men to reach the North Pole.
  • 1917-America entered World War I.
  • 1934-The Ford Motor Company became one of the first carmakers to announce the option for white sidewall tires on its new cars.
  • 1941-Germany invades Yugoslavia, resulting in the death of 17,000 civilians in a swift and brutal attack.
  • 1950-John Foster Dulles became an advisor to US Secretary of State Acheson.
  • 1967-Premier Georges Pompidou forms a new French government
  • 1968-Race riots continued following the assassination of Martin Luther King.
  • 1976-1st quadraphonic movie track: “Ladies & Gentlemen The Rolling Stones”
  • 1991-Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona suspended for 15 months by Italian League for testing positive for cocaine use.
  • 1994-Chuck Jones was found guilty of breaking into beauty queen Marla Maples’ home.
  • 1994-Plane carrying Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira was shot down by surface-to-air missiles, thus sparking the Rwandan Genocide.
  • 1996-American actor Marlon Brando made anti-Semitic remarks about Hollywood on “Larry King Live”, stating that the ‘Jews control Hollywood’.
  • 1998-The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 9,000 points for the first time.
  • 2005-Prince Rainier III of Monaco died on this day.
  • 2009-Obama said that the United States is not at war with the Muslim world.
  • 2010-The Muslim cleric that was tied to the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner became the first U.S. citizen to be added to the list of suspected terrorists that the C.I.A. had authorized to kill.
  • 2011-Sweden’s Queen Silvia was injured when she tried to evade a photographer while visiting New York.
  • 2013-Bayern Munich won their 23rd German Bundesliga title with 6 games to spare.
  • 2020-Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe announces a state of emergency in seven prefectures and a nearly $1 trillion stimulus package as COVID-19 cases climb.

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