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6th April


1830 The Mormon Church was founded by Joseph Smith at Fayette, New York.

1874 * Harry Houdini, US escapologist who performed daring escapes from ropes and handcuffs.

1896 The first modern Olympic Games began in Athens, Greece.

1909 US Commander Robert Peary became the first man to reach the North Pole.

1917 The United States entered the First World War.

1929 * André Previn, US conductor, pianist and composer who was born in Berlin.

1938 * Paul Daniels, English magician, entertainer, and television game show host.

1952 * Marilu Henner, US television actress.

1968 Dozens of major cities in the United States were rocked by an escalation in the race riots following the assassination of Martin Luther King.

1975 A plane carrying 99 Vietnamese orphans has landed at Heathrow airport.

1989 The British government has announced it is to abolish legislation which guarantees work 'jobs for life' for more than 9,000 Dockers.

1994 The presidents of Rwanda and Burundi were killed in a plane crash.


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