April 6th observes World Table Tennis Day and Teflon Day.
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Today we have many fascinating events & facts all about April 6, including advances in the world of photography, polar exploration, animation, World War I and lots more.
Did you know that on this day in 1909, Americans reached the North Pole? The expedition was lead by Robert Peary and for his work he was awarded the “Thanks of Congress”.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about April 6th in history!
What memorable events happened on April 6 in history? Keep reading to find out!
The first known animal contracted Covid-19.
A four-year-old Malayan tiger called Nadia resides at the Bronx Zoo, New York, US. After the discovery, it was also found the virus had spread to six other tigers and lions.
Texas movie fans were surprised with a special premiere viewing of that year’s Star Trek movie.
Ticket holders were expecting to see a 10-minute preview of the new reboot along with a showing of the classic Star Trek III: The Wrath of Khan but instead were treated with the full version of the film and personal appearances by actor Leonard Nimoy.
The first Tony Awards were handed out at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
Officially called the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre, the Tony Awards were named in honor of the producer and co-founder of the American Theater Wing. They are awarded by the American Theater Wing annually to those that show excellence in Broadway theater. The first awards given out included a scroll, a lighter, and various pieces of jewelry or accessories.
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Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.
World Table Tennis Day
Invented during Victorian England, table tennis (or ping pong, if you please) is one of those sports that brings people together. It’s no coincidence that today is also the International Day of Sport For Development and Peace, so gather up your mates and have a friendly game today!
National Teflon Day
Teflon was actually accidentally invented on this day in 1938 by Dr. Roy Plunkett while he was trying to create a refrigerant. Teflon Day celebrates this incredible discovery, and you can take part too by frying some eggs or something sticky on a non-stick Teflon pan!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
One horse can have approximately 15 horsepower. Horsepower is about 746 watts. The term was coined in the late 18th Century.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on April 6th all share the Aries zodiac sign.
People born on this day share the Aries zodiac sign. Aries are mighty courageous and will take on any chance to display their fierce bravery to the rest of the world!
For those of you born in April, you have the Diamond birthstone. Wearing diamonds is believed to help open the mind to new possibilities and inspire imagination.
If you were born on this day, your estimated date of conception would be July 14th in the previous year.
The due date for a baby conceived on this day is around December 28, 2023.