Historical Events for 6th April 2019

1652 – Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established by Dutch East India Company under Jan van Riebeeck
1924 – Völkische Block (Nazis) receives 17.8% of vote in Bavaria
1936 – Tornado, kills 203 and injuring 1,800 in Gainesville Georgia
1941 – German bombardment of Piraeus (munitions ship explodes)
1947 – 1st Tony Awards: Arthur Miller, David Wayne and Patricia Neal win for theatrical achievements
1973 – Yankee Ron Blomberg becomes 1st designated hitter, he walks
1987 – Sugar Ray Leonard upsets Marvelous Marvin Hagler
1997 – Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Longs Drugs Challenge
1997 – Progress M-34 Launch (Russia)
2014 – 49th Academy of Country Music Awards: George Strait, Jason Aldean, and Miranda Lambert win

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