On this day..... April 6

APRIL 6TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CARAMEL POPCORN DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TEFLON DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL STUDENT ATHELETE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TARTAN DAY / SCOTTISH HERITAGE APPRECIATION DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • RAPHAEL (SANZIO) (1483-1520)
  • BILLY DEE WILLIAMS (1937, 81)
  • MERLE HAGGARD (1937-2016)
  • JOHN RATZENBERGER (1947, 71)
  • MARILU HENNER (1952, 66)
  • PAUL RUDD (1969, 49)
  • ZACH BRAFF (1975, 43)
  • CANDACE CAMERON BURE (1976, 42)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1199, RICHARD THE LION HEARTED DIES AT 41
  • IN 1520, ITALIAN ARTIST RAPHAEL DIES ON HIS 37TH BIRTHDAY
  • IN 1663, KING CHARLES SIGNS A CHARTER MAKING THE CAROLINAS BRITISH TERRITORY
  • IN 1722, PETER THE GREAT OF RUSSIA ENDS THE TAX ON MEN WITH BEARDS
  • IN 1789, CONGRESS CONVENES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FEDERAL HALL IN NEW YORK
  • IN 1808, JOHN JACOB ASTOR OPENS THE AMERICAN FUR COMPANY FOR BUSINESS
  • IN 1830, JOSEPH SMITH FORMALLY ORGANIZES THE MORMON CHURCH IN SENECA NY
  • IN 1860, JOSEPH SMITH III REORGANIZES THE MORMON CHURCH UNDER THE TITLE “THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS”
  • IN 1862, THE BATTLE OF SHILOH BEGINS. OVER 23,000 MEN ARE KILLED OR WOUNDED MAKING THIS LONE BATTLE DEADLIER THAN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, WAR OF 1812 AND MEXICAN WAR COMBINED
  • IN 1868, BRIGHAM YOUNG MARRIES FOR THE LAST TIME TO HIS 27TH WIFE
  • IN 1869, CELLULOID, THE FIRST SYNTHETIC PLASTIC, IS PATENTED
  • IN 1886, CANADA INCORPORATES THE CITY OF VANCOUVER
  • IN 1889, GEORGE EASTMAN BEGINS SELLING KODAK FILM, THE FIRST FLEXIBLE ROLLED FILM ON THE MARKET
  • IN 1892, A NEWSPAPER AD IN THE ITHICA DAILY JOURNAL IS CREDITED AS THE FIRST TIME THE TERM “ICE CREAM SUNDAE” IS USED OFFICIALLY
  • IN 1893, THE MORMON CHURCH DEDICATES ITS NEW TEMPLE IN SALT LAKE CITY
  • IN 1896, THE FIRST MODERN OLYMPICS OPEN IN ATHENS, GREECE
  • IN 1896, PRESIDENT BENJAMIN HARRISON (63) MARRIES MARY SCOTT (37) IN NYC
  • IN 1909, ROBERT PEARY IS THE FIRST EXPLORER TO REACH THE NORTH POLE
  • IN 1917, THE UNITED STATES OFFICIALLY DECLARES WAR ON GERMANY AND ENTERS WORLD WAR I
  • IN 1930, JAMES DEWAR INVENTS THE TWINKIE
  • IN 1931, NBC RADIO BROADCASTS “LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE” FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1938, ROY PLUNKETT INVENTS TEFLON
  • IN 1947, THE TONY AWARDS ARE GIVEN OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1954, SWANSON BEGINS SELLING THE FIRST TV DINNERS
  • IN 1968, 41 PEOPLE ARE KILLED AND ANOTHER 150 INJURED WHEN A COMBINATION OF GAS AND GUNPOWDER EXPLODES A SPORTING GOODS STORE IN RICHMOND, INDIANA
  • IN 1968, SIMON AND GARFUNKEL HAVE THE #1 ALBUM WITH THE SOUNDTRACK TO “THE GRADUATE”
  • IN 1973, THE PIRATES RETIRE ROBERTO CLEMENTE’S NUMBER THREE MONTHS AFTER HIS DEATH
  • IN 1979, ROD STEWART WEDS ALANA COLLINS
  • IN 1980, GORDIE HOWE SETS A RECORD BY COMPLETING HIS 26TH NHL SEASON
  • IN 1980, 3M RELEASES POST-IT NOTES
  • IN 1987, AL CAMPANIS, THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS GOES ON NITELINE TO COMMEMORATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS FRIEND JACKIE ROBINSON’S DEBUT IN BASEBALL. HE ALSO GIVES HIS VIEW THAT BLACK PEOPLE LACKED THE SKILLS TO BE MANAGERS, WHICH EVENTUALLY LEADS TO HIM BEING FIRED.
  • IN 1991, ADAM RICH, WHO PLAYED NICHOLAS ON EIGHT IS ENOUGH AS A CHILD, IS ARRESTED FOR BREAKING INTO A PHARMACY TO ROB IT
  • IN 1992, THE US SUPREME COURT RULES THAT A NEBRASKA FARMER ARRESTED FOR BUYING MAIL-ORDER CHILD PORN WAS ENTRAPPED BY THE POST OFFICE
  • IN 1992, PBS BEGINS AIRING “BARNEY AND FRIENDS”
  • IN 1993, A TANK OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL EXPLODES IN SIBERIA SPARKING WORRY OF A SECOND CHERNOBYL
  • IN 1994, 71 YEAR OLD CHUCK JONES IS ARRESTED FOR BREAKING INTO MARLA MAPLES HOME, KNOWN TO BE A STALKER OF MAPLES AND EX-HUSBAND DONALD TRUMP
  • IN 1994, THE ASSASSINATION OF THE RWANDAN PRESIDENT ENDS PEACE TALKS AND BEGINS THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE
  • IN 1997, FED CHAIRMAN ALAN GREENSPAN (71) MARRIES NBC REPORTER ANDREA MITCHELL (50)
  • IN 1998, TAMMY WYNETTE DIES AT 55 OF A BLOOD CLOT IN HER LUNG
  • IN 2005, IRAQ ELECTS KURDISH LEADER JALAL TALABANI AS ITS PRESIDENT AND SHIITE LEADER IBRAHIM AL-JAAFARI AS ITS PREMIER TO JOINTLY LEAD THE COUNTRY
  • IN 2006, EMINEM FILES FOR DIVORCE FROM HIS WIFE KIM FOR A SECOND TIME ONLY THREE MONTHS AFTER THEY WERE REMARRIED
  • IN 2012, HEIDI KLUM AND SEAL DIVORCE AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF MARRIAGE
  • IN 2014, MICKEY ROONEY DIES AT 93
  • IN 2016, BERNIE SANDERS AND TED CRUZ WIN THE WISCONSIN PRIMARIES
  • IN 2016, FRANCE PASSAS A LAW TO END PAYMENT FOR SEX
  • IN 2016, THE FIRST BABY IS BORN WITH DNA FROM THREE PARENTS THROUGH MITOCHONDRIAL TRANSFER
  • IN 2016, MERLE HAGGARD DIES ON HIS 79TH BIRTHDAY
  • IN 2017, CHINESE PRESIDENT XI JINPING VISITS MAR A LAGO TO MEET PRESIDENT TRUMP
  • IN 2017, DON RICKLES DIES AT 90

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