Thursday, April 06, 2017
History for April 6 - On-This-Day.com:
Rose Schneiderman 1882 - U.S. women’s rights activist, Walter Huston (Houghston) 1884 - Actor (Treasure of the Sierra Madre ), Lowell Thomas 1892 - Broadcaster, journalist
Billy Dee (December) Williams 1937 - Actor ("Brian's Song", "The Return of the Jedi", "Batman"), John Ratzenberger 1947 - Actor ("Cheers"), Vince Flynn 1966 - Author
1830 - Joseph Smith and five others organized the Mormon Church in western New York.
1830 - Relations between the Texans and Mexico reached a new low when Mexico would not allow further emigration into Texas by settlers from the U.S.
1862 - The American Civil War Battle of Shiloh began in Tennessee.
1896 - The first modern Olympic Games began in Athens, Greece.
1916 - Charlie Chaplin became the highest-paid film star in the world when he signed a contract with Mutual Film Corporation for $675,000 a year. He was 26 years old.
1917 - The U.S. Congress approved a declaration of war on Germany and entered World War I on the Allied side.
1965 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson authorized the use of ground troops in combat operations in Vietnam.
1987 - Sugar Ray Leonard took the middleweight title from Marvin Hagler.