6th April

The events happened on 6th April are :

1896 : Olympics revived : Pierre, baron de Coubertin, a founder of the International Olympic Committee and its president from 1896 to 1925, realized his goal of reviving the Olympics when the first modern Games opened in Athens this day in 1896.

1909 : American explorer Robert Edwin Peary led the first expedition to the North Pole.

1868 : The Japanese emperor Meiji issued the Charter Oath, which served to modernize the country during the Meiji Restoration.

1862 : Union troops clashed with Confederates in southwestern Tennessee at the Battle of Shiloh, the second great engagement of the American Civil War.

1830 : The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was formed by American prophet Joseph Smith at Fayette, New York.

1348 : The woman said to be Laura, the beloved muse of the Italian poet Petrarch, died.

1199 : Mortally wounded in battle, Richard I (the Lion-Heart) died at Châlus in the duchy of Aquitaine.

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