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April 6 – Today In History

We take a look at some of the events that occurred on April 6th.

Today In …

1830 - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was established.

1841 - John Tyler was inaugurated the 10th U.S. President after the death of William Henry Harrison.

1862 - The Battle of Shiloh began as part of the Civil War.

1896 - The first Olympics of the modern era began in Athens, Greece.

1917 - The U.S. officially entered World War I by declaring war on Germany.

1925 - The first in-flight movie was shown on an airplane!

1931 - “Little Orphan Annie” debuted on NBC radio.

1938 - Roy Plunkett invented Teflon today!

1954 - Swanson’s TV Dinners were first sold today!

1980 - Post-It notes were first introduced by 3M.

Sharing A Birthday Today…

Zach Braff from TV’s “Scrubs” and the movie “Garden State” was born in 1975.

Candace Cameron (Bure) from TV’s “Full House” was born in 1976.

Merle Haggard the country legend behind the song “Big City” and “Okie From Muskogee” was born in 1937.

Marilu Henner from TV’s “Taxi” and “Evening Shade” was born in 1952.

Jason Hervey from TV’s “The Wonder Years” was born in 1972.

Walter Huston the Oscar winning actor of “The Treasure of Sierra Madre” was born in 1884.

Barry Levinson the man behind the camera of such films as “Bugsy”, “Rain Man” and “The Natural” was born in 1942.

Raphael the famed Renaissance painter was born in 1483.

John Ratzenberger who starred on TV’s “Cheers” and “Dancing with the Stars” alumni was born in 1947.

Paul Rudd from “Anchorman” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” was born in 1969.

John William Waterhouse the English artist was born in 1849.

Billy Dee Williams who starred in the “Star Wars” films “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” was born in 1937.

We Said Goodbye To…

David Bloom journalist for NBC news passed away in 2003 at the age of 39.

Greer Garson who starred in “Mrs. Miniver” passed away in 1996 at the age of 91.

Prince Rainier Grimaldi III of Monaco passed away in 2005 at the age of 81.

Raphael who also celebrated his birthday today, passed away in 1520 at the age of 37.

Igor Stravinsky the famed Russian composer/conductor passed away in 1871 at the age of 88.

Wendy O. Williams the front person for the band The Plasmatics died in 1998 at the age of 48.

Tammy Wynette the legendary country music songstress behind the hit “Stand By Your Man” passed away in 1998 at the age of 55.

Top Of The Charts On This Day In…

1974 - “Hooked On a Feeling” by Blue Swede
1974 - On The Country Charts – “A Very Special Love Song” by Charlie Rich

Musical Moments In…

1971 - The Rolling Stones own record label was formed.

Memorable Sports Moments In…

1958 - In the world of golf, Arnold Palmer won his first major tournament when he won the Masters.

1987 - Sugar Ray Leonard defeated Marvelous Marvin Hagler for boxing’s World Middleweight Championship.

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