On This Day…

On This Day…


Welcome to your weekend. We are glad you are here.

Maybe the week felt long, extra stressful, or just plain exhausting? That’s why we invite you to take this morning and enjoy a slower, simpler start to the Saturday with our “scroll down memory lane.” It’s a simple look back at events that happened on this day in history, before we head out to make new history today.

So, grab your favorite sippin’ drink and let’s scroll!

Today is Saturday, April 6th, the 97th day of the year.

On this day:

In 1830, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was organized by Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery.

In 1896, the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece.

In 1917, the United States declared war on Germany.

In 1927, the United States Department of Commerce issued the first aviators license.

In 1930, Hostess Twinkies were invented by bakery executive James Dewar.

In 1938, Du Pont researchers Roy Plunkett and Jack Rebok accidentally created the chemical compound that was later marketed as Teflon.

In 1987, Sugar Ray Leonard upset Marvelous Marvin Hagler to become middleweight boxing champion.

In 1991, Iraq’s Parliament accepted a permanent cease-fire in the Gulf War. In 1992, science fiction patriarch Isaac Asimov died after lengthy illness. He was 72.

In 1994, the presidents of the African nations of Rwanda and Burundi were killed in a plane crash in the capital city of Rwanda. The incident triggered bloody fighting between the Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups that ultimately left hundreds of thousands of people dead.

In 1998, former Plasmatics lead singer Wendy O. Williams died at the age of 48.

In 1998, Country Music Hall-of-Famer Tammy Wynette died at the age of 55.

In 2000, a private company mapping the human genetic blueprint announced it had decoded all of the DNA pieces that makeup the genetic pattern of a human being.

In 2005, Monaco’s Prince Rainier passed away after spending several weeks in the hospital for a lung infection complicated by heart and kidney troubles. He was 81.

In 2008, Oscar winning Hollywood actor Charlton Heston died at his home in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 84. Heston, who won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in 1959’s “Ben Hur,” was known for playing heroic roles such as Ben Hur and Moses in “The Ten Commandments.”

In 2012, artist Thomas Kinkade, best known for his paintings of serene cottage and garden scenery, died at the age of 54.

In 2016, Country music legend Merle Haggard died on his birthday at the age of 79, following a battle with pneumonia. Best known for songs including “Okie from Muskogee,” “Bar Room Buddies” and “Fightin’ Side of Me,” Haggard was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994. He won a slew of awards over his career, including a Kennedy Center honor and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

In 2016, Facebook rolled out “Facebook Live,” which allows users to stream video to their friends at any moment.

In 2017, Don Rickles, the insult comedian known ironically as “Mr. Warmth,” died at the age of 90.

In 2019, NASA’s InSight lander detects the first “Marsquake” on Mars.

In 2021, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos topped Forbes Billionaires list. His net worth totaled 177-billion dollars.

In 2022, New Mexico’s largest fire, the Hermits Peak fire, was started as a supposedly controlled burn by the US Forest Service. The fire went on to displace one-hundred people and burn over 340-thousand acres and 62-million trees.

And that brings us here, to this day. Whatever plans you have for your own 4.6.2024 here’s hoping there are moments along the way to record on the pages of your own personal history books.

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