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.

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