6 April It Happened Today
1199 Death of King Richard I of England.
1520 Death of Italian painter and architect Raphael.
1528 Death of German painter and engraver Albrecht Durer.
1874 Birth of legendary escapologist Harry Houdini.
1896 The first modern Olympic Games are opened in Athens.
1944 Pay as You Earn Income Tax is introduced in Britain.
1972 Death of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.
1976 Death of billionaire recluse Howard Hughes.