April 6 is the 6th day in April.
1528 â€” German engraver Albrecht Durer dies.
1781 â€” Peru: TÃºpac Amaru captured after being denounced by
1812 â€” Anarchist sympathizer Alexander Herzen lives,
Moscow, Russia. Strongly influenced by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. He helped finance his close friend Mikhail Bakunin's escape from Tsarist Russia.
1866 â€” American muckraker Lincoln Steffens lives, Frisco,
1878 â€” Andre Mournier (known as "The Agronomist") lives.
French anarchist, member of the Colony of Aiglemont founded
by FortunÃ© Henry.
1878 â€” Erich Muhsam [Muehsam; MÃ¼hsam], German poet &
anarchist, lives, Berlin. Assassinated by the Nazis during the
night of July 9/10, 1934 (Orianenburg Concentration Camp).
1888 â€” Dan Andersson lives (1888-1920). Musician/writer,
of working class background, who became one of the most
popular Swedish poets.
1895 â€” After acquittal of the Marquis of Queensberry for
libel, Oscar Wilde is arrested. During the trial Wilde
denies writing â€œThe Priest & the Acolyte.â€
1917 â€” US enters WWI, declares war on Germany.
Beloved & Respected Comrade Liberal Woodrow Wilson,
elected on an anti- war platform, does an about face.
1917 â€” Leonora Carrington lives, in Clayton Green,
Lancashire, England. Daily Bleed Saint, 2004.
1928 â€” Bigoted Jason Compson begins his day (in Faulkner's
â€œThe Sound & the Fury.â€ )
1931 â€” First of the "Scottsboro Boys" trials begins in
1963 â€” Birmingham civil rights demonstrations began on a
small scale.... At first there were a few sit-ins at lunch
counters & a few arrests....
1980 â€” France: Raiders destroy one computer center & two
others two days later. The actions were claimed by Action Directe. The Committee for the Liquidation &
Misappropriation of Computers stated:
- "We are computer workers, well-placed to know the present & future danger of computer systems.
- Computers are the favored instruments of the powerful. They are used to clarify, control & repress. We do not want to be shut up in the ghettos of programs & organizational patterns."
1985 â€” Australia: Satellite dish daubed with human blood,
Watsonian Army Base, Melbourne.
1996 â€” US: 11 arrested at main post office near Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., for attempting to mail needed
medical supplies to Iraq in defiance of U.S.-led embargo.
2006 â€” First episode ('00') of Voice of Freedom, Radical Podcast is defining the terms.