Today In History

April 6

1830
Joseph Smith and five others organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fayette, New York.

1862
The Battle of Shiloh in the American Civil War began.

1896
First modern Olympic Games opened in Athens, Greece.

1909
Robert Peary and Matthew Henson became the first to reach the North Pole.

1917
U.S. declared war on Germany and entered World War I.

1994
The presidents of Rwanda and Burundi were killed in a plane crash.

Birthdays

Raphael Santi
major Italian Renaissance painter (1483)

James Mill
philosopher, economist, and historian (1773)

Anthony Fokker
aircraft manufacturer (1890)

Andre Previn
conductor, composer, and pianist (1929)

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