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 This day in History - April 6
404 Historic Events for April 6
1906

John Betjeman, English Poet Laureate 1972-1984 (Mount Zion)

Birth
1906

1st animated cartoon copyrighted

Event
1906

Alexander L Kielland, Norwegian writer (Working People), dies at 57

Death
1908

Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer

Birth
1909

North Pole reached by Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson

Event
1909

1st credit union forms in US

Event
1910

Desmond Dreyer, British admiral

Birth
1911

Phyllis Margaret Duncan Tate, composer

Birth
1912

Wilhelmus H L "Willem" Tollenaar, actor/director (Don Carlos)

Birth
1912

Endre Szekely, composer

Birth
1912

Electric starter 1st appeared in cars

Event
1913

Jose Marraco y Ferrer, composer, dies on 78th birthday

Death
1914

George Reeves, Ashland Ky, actor (Superman, Gone With the Wind)

Birth
1916

German parliament OKs unrestricted submarine warfare

Event
1917

US declares war on Germany, enters World War I

Event
1917

Julian Faber, CEO (Willis Faber)

Birth
1917

Shakey, [Walter Horton], Miss, harmonicist (Everybody's Fishin')

Birth
1918

Joan Bernard, Principal (Trevelyan College, Durham)

Birth
1918

Karen Verne, Berlin Germany, actress (Madame X)

Birth
1919

Stefan Surzynski, composer, dies at 63

Death
1920

French troop attacks Main/Darmstadt/Hanau

Event
1920

Bernard Carter, British painter/etcher

Birth
1921

Lord Moore of Wolvercote

Birth
1921

Andrew Welsh Imbrie, composer

Birth
1921

Franta Belsky, British sculptor

Birth