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 This day in History - April 6
404 Historic Events for April 6
1634

Heeren XIX asks "to secure Eylands Cura‡ao"

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1652

Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in S Africa, established

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1652

John of Riebeeck lands/establishes VOC-post in Capetown

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1660

Johann Kuhnau, composer

Birth
1663

King Charles II signs Carolina Charter

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1664

France and Saksen sign alliance

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1671

Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French playwright/poet (Sacred Odes and Songs)

Birth
1672

France declares war on Netherlands

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1672

Andre Cardinal Destouches, composer

Birth
1674

Charles de M‚an, Belgian lawyer (Observations), dies at 69

Death
1707

Willem Van de Velde, the Young, Dutch seascape painter, dies a 73

Death
1708

George Reuter, composer

Birth
1712

Slave revolt in NY

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1722

Peter the Great ends tax on men with beards

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1724

Duke of Newcastle becomes English minister of Foreign Affairs

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1727

Denmark signs Covenant of Hannover

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1741

S‚bastien-Roch-Nicolas Chamfort, French playwright (Maximes)

Birth
1752

Johann Friedrich Kranz, composer

Birth
1757

English king George II fires minister William Pitt Sr

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1757

Alessandro Rolla, composer

Birth
1773

James Mill, Scotland, philosopher/historian (Hist of British India)

Birth
1778

Joseph Funk, composer

Birth
1779

Tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52

Death
1782

Rynoldus Popma van Oevering, composer, dies at 90

Death
1789

1st US Congress begins regular sessions, Federal Hall, NYC

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