Historical Events for 4th April 2019

1660 – English King Charles II sends Declaration of Breda (freedom of religion)
1828 – Casparus van Wooden patents chocolate milk powder (Amsterdam)
1866 – Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Dmitry Karakozov in the city of St. Petersburg
1900 – British garrison of Reddersberg surrenders to Boer general De Wet
1939 – Faisal II ascends to throne of Iraq
1959 – Mali Federation founded, consisting of Senegal and French Sudan (dissolved 1960)
1966 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 – Apollo 6 launched atop Saturn V; unmanned
1986 – Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 213th point of season
2018 – 21st Commonwealth Games open in the Gold Coast, Australia

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