Daily Calendar for Sunday, April 6, 2025


  • King Richard I (English monarch, called Richard the Lionheart) –
  • Raphael (artist) –
  • Tammy Wynette (American country music singer ) –
  • Victor Argo (actor) –
  • Niki Sullivan (guitarist for Buddy Holly and the Crickets) –
  • Prince Rainier III of Monaco –
  • Corin Redgrave (actor) –
  • Thomas Kinkade (painter; often referred to as Painter of Lightβ€β€œ) –
  • Mickey Rooney (actor) –
  • James Best (actor; best known as Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard) –


  • Raphael (artist) –
  • Gerry Mulligan (jazz musician) –
  • Billy Dee Williams (actor) –
  • John Ratzenberger (actor) –
  • Marilu Henner (actress) –
  • Bret Boone (baseball player) –
  • Paul Rudd (actor) –
  • Lou Merloni (baseball player) –
  • Zach Braff (actor) –
  • Peyton List (actress) –
  • Twin mongoose lemurs (born at Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida) –


  • Brigham Young, the Mormon Church leader, married his 27th and last wife–
  • Snow-melting apparatus patented–
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, was incorporated–
  • The first modern Olympic Games opened in Athens, Greece–
  • Admiral Robert Peary and his African-American assistant Matthew Henson reached what was believed to be the North Pole–
  • The U.S. declared war on Germany (WW I)–
  • Bakery manager, Jimmy Dewar, invented a cream filled sponge cake, now known as the Twinkie–
  • The first Tony Awards were presented at a dinner in the Grand Ballroom at the Waldorf Astoria hotel on Easter Sunday–
  • Paramount Pictures signed Elvis Presley to a three-movie contract just five days after his first screen test–
  • Intelsat-1 (nicknamed Early Bird), the world’s first commercial geosynchronous communications satellite, was launched from Cape Kennedy (now Cape Canaveral) in Florida–
  • Microsoft released Windows 3.1–
  • UConn’s women’s basketball team completed a championship sweep for the school by beating Tennessee 70-61 for the NCAA women’s title. The victory followed UConn’s win over Georgia Tech in the men’s championship game the previous night, making Connecticut the first Division I school to sweep both titles–
  • A magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck central Italy–


  • A blizzard in New York and throughout New England brought high winds and up to 30 inches of snow–

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