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  • Salzburg, Austria
    Wednesday Apr 6, 1774

    Mozart

    The Bassoon Concerto

    Salzburg, Austria
    Wednesday Apr 6, 1774

    Mozart wrote the bassoon concerto at the age of 18, and it was his first concerto for a wind instrument. In this piece, Mozart gave his bassoon soloist a real run-out on the instrument, with fast, florid passages that are still something of a challenge today, never mind the much more unfavourable 1770s instrument.




  • Genoa, Italy
    Sunday Apr 6, 1800

    Napoleon

    Siege of Genoa

    Genoa, Italy
    Sunday Apr 6, 1800

    While one French army approached from the north, the Austrians were busy with another stationed in Genoa, which was besieged by a substantial force. The fierce resistance of this French army, under André Masséna, gave the northern force some time to carry out their operations with little interference.




  • France
    Wednesday Apr 6, 1814

    Napoleon

    Napoleon was then forced to announce his unconditional abdication

    France
    Wednesday Apr 6, 1814

    Bowing to the inevitable, on 4 April Napoleon abdicated in favor of his son, with Marie Louise as regent. However, the Allies refused to accept this under prodding from Alexander, who feared that Napoleon might find an excuse to retake the throne. Napoleon was then forced to announce his unconditional abdication only two days later.




  • Athens, Greece
    Monday Apr 6, 1896

    Martial arts

    Fencing and Greco-Roman wrestling were included in the 1896 Summer Olympics

    Athens, Greece
    Monday Apr 6, 1896

    Fencing and Greco-Roman wrestling were included in the 1896 Summer Olympics.




  • Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico
    Tuesday Apr 6, 1915

    Mexican Revolution

    The Battle of Celaya

    Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico
    Tuesday Apr 6, 1915

    The rival armies of Villa and Obregón met on 6–15 April 1915 in the Battle of Celaya.




  • Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
    Monday Apr 6, 1936

    Lucky Luciano

    A Bribe

    Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
    Monday Apr 6, 1936

    On April 6, someone offered a $50,000 bribe to Arkansas Attorney General Carl E. Bailey to facilitate Luciano's case. However, Bailey refused the bribe and immediately reported it.




  • Yugoslavia
    Sunday Apr 6, 1941

    Josip Broz Tito

    Invasion of Yugoslavia

    Yugoslavia
    Sunday Apr 6, 1941

    On 6 April 1941, German forces, with Hungarian and Italian assistance, launched an invasion of Yugoslavia.


  • Yugoslavia
    Sunday Apr 6, 1941

    World War II

    Invasion of Yugoslavia

    Yugoslavia
    Sunday Apr 6, 1941

    Germany responded with simultaneous invasion of Yugoslavia. It was Known as the April War or Operation 25, which occurred between 6 to 18 April. The attack led to German occupation to Yugoslavia.


  • Zhijiang, Huaihua, Hunan, China
    Friday Apr 6, 1945

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    Battle of West Hunan

    Zhijiang, Huaihua, Hunan, China
    Friday Apr 6, 1945

    In Spring 1945 the Chinese launched offensives that retook Hunan and Guangxi.


  • Iran
    Sunday Apr 6, 1980

    Jimmy Carter

    Economic sanctions

    Iran
    Sunday Apr 6, 1980

    On April 7, 1980, Carter issued Executive Order 12205, imposing economic sanctions against Iran and announced further measures being taken by members of his cabinet and the American government that he deemed necessary to ensure a safe release.


  • United Kingdom
    Tuesday Apr 6, 1982

    Falklands War

    War Cabinet

    United Kingdom
    Tuesday Apr 6, 1982

    On 6 April, the British Government set up a War Cabinet to provide day-to-day political oversight of the campaign.


  • Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Monday Apr 6, 1992

    Bosnian War

    Serb forces began shelling Sarajevo

    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Monday Apr 6, 1992

    On 6 April Serb forces began shelling Sarajevo, and in the next two days crossed the Drina from Serbia proper and besieged Muslim-majority Zvornik, Višegrad and Foča.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Monday Apr 6, 1992

    Bosnian War

    Full-scale hostilities had broken out by 6 April

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Monday Apr 6, 1992

    "full-scale hostilities had broken out by 6 April", the same day that the United States and European Economic Community (EEC) recognized Bosnia and Herzegovina.


  • Kigali, Rwanda
    Wednesday Apr 6, 1994

    Rwandan genocide

    The assassination of Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana

    Kigali, Rwanda
    Wednesday Apr 6, 1994

    The genocide was organised by members of the core Hutu political elite, many of whom occupied positions at top levels of the national government. Most historians agree that a genocide against the Tutsi had been planned for at least a year. However the assassination of Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana on 6 April 1994 created a power vacuum and ended peace accords. Genocidal killings began the following day when soldiers, police, and militia executed key Tutsi and moderate Hutu military and political leaders.


  • Rwanda
    Wednesday Apr 6, 1994

    Rwandan genocide

    A Crisis Committee

    Rwanda
    Wednesday Apr 6, 1994

    Following Habyarimana's death, on the evening of 6 April, a crisis committee was formed; it consisted of Major General Augustin Ndindiliyimana, Colonel Théoneste Bagosora, and a number of other senior army staff officers. The committee was headed by Bagosora, despite the presence of the more senior Ndindiliyimana. Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana was legally next in the line of political succession, but the committee refused to recognise her authority. Roméo Dallaire met with the committee that night and insisted that Uwilingiyimana be placed in charge, but Bagosora refused, saying Uwilingiyimana did not "enjoy the confidence of the Rwandan people" and was "incapable of governing the nation". The committee also justified its existence as being essential to avoid uncertainty following the president's death. Bagosora sought to convince UNAMIR and the RPF that the committee was acting to contain the Presidential Guard, which he described as "out of control", and that it would abide by the Arusha agreement.


  • Manila, Philippines
    Sunday Apr 6, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS reaches Manila Philippines

    Manila, Philippines
    Sunday Apr 6, 2003

    On April 6, a SARS case was found in Manila (the capital city of the Philippines), a person who had returned from Hong Kong.


  • Paris, France
    Wednesday Apr 6, 2005

    Mona Lisa

    Salle des États

    Paris, France
    Wednesday Apr 6, 2005

    On 6 April 2005—following a period of curatorial maintenance, recording, and analysis—the painting was moved to a new location within the museum's Salle des États. It is displayed in a purpose-built, climate-controlled enclosure behind bulletproof glass.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Thursday Apr 6, 2006

    Hurricane Katrina

    Retirement of The Name Katrina

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Thursday Apr 6, 2006

    Because of the large death toll and destruction of property along the Gulf Coast, the name Katrina was officially retired on April 6, 2006, by the World Meteorological Organization at the request of the U.S. government. The name will never again be used for another North Atlantic hurricane. It was replaced by Katia on List III of the Atlantic hurricane naming lists, which was used in the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season.


  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Tuesday Apr 6, 2010

    Xiaomi

    Xiaomi co-founded

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Tuesday Apr 6, 2010

    On 6 April 2010 Xiaomi was co-founded by Lei Jun and six others, In the first round of funding, institutional investors included Temasek Holdings, IDG Capital, Qiming Venture Partners, and Qualcomm.


  • New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 6, 2014

    Dwayne Johnson

    WrestleMania XXX

    New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 6, 2014

    In April 6, 2014, The Rock appeared in the opening segment of WrestleMania XXX along with Stone Cold Steve Austin and Hulk Hogan.


  • The Royal Military College, Duntroon in Canberra, Australia
    Monday Apr 6, 2015

    Prince Harry

    Harry reported for duty to Australia's Chief of the Defence Force

    The Royal Military College, Duntroon in Canberra, Australia
    Monday Apr 6, 2015

    On 6 April 2015, Harry reported for duty to Australia's Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin at the Royal Military College, Duntroon in Canberra, Australia. Harry flew to Darwin later that day to begin his month-long secondment to the ADF's 1st Brigade. His visit included detachments to NORFORCE as well as to an aviation unit.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 6, 2017

    Apple Inc.

    Clips

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 6, 2017

    On April 6, 2017, Apple launched Clips, an app that allows iPad and iPhone users to make and edit short videos with text, graphics and effects.


  • Brazil
    Friday Apr 6, 2018

    Lula da Silva

    Lula appealed to the UN"s Human Rights Committee

    Brazil
    Friday Apr 6, 2018

    Following Judge's Moro issuing of an arrest warrant for the ex-president, on April 6, 2018, Lula appealed to the UN"s Human Rights Committee to ask the government to prevent his arrest until he had exhausted all appeals.


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