Wednesday 6 April 2011
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to E.T. by Katy Perry.
Insidious, directed by James Wan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Isolde
- Tartan Day, a day set aside for the celebration of Scottish influence.
- The date of organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the start of the Restoration Movement by Joseph Smith Junior. Also the date on which this church believes Jesus Christ was born.
- In Thailand, April 6th marks Chakri Day - a day to commemorate King Rama I, founder of the Chakri dynasty.
- Saint Balderik
- Saint Marcellinus of Carthage (d.413)
- St. Sixtus
- Saint Wineboud
- Blessed Notker
- The start of the tax year in the United Kingdom (arising from the 11 day correction to March 25 at the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752).
- 2011 Yemeni protests: six people are killed and hundreds injured in Yemen violence. (CNN)
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- NATO pledges to protect the besieged town of Misrata amid criticism from rebel fighters. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011 Syrian protests:
- Syria reverses a ban on teachers wearing veils and closes the country's only casino ahead of anti-regime protests. (''The Guardian'')
- 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis:
- Forces loyal to internationally-recognised Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara storm the bunker of Laurent Gbagbo in a ampquotfinal assaultampquot. (France 24)
- Negotiations to end the political deadlock fail. (Al Jazeera)
- The International Criminal Court could investigate crimes against humanity committed in the country. (Kenya Broadcasting Corporation)
- Civil partnerships for same-sex couples come into effect on the Isle of Man. (BBC)
- Conservative U.S. broadcaster Glenn Beck announces that he will no longer be presenting his program from later in the year. (The Wrap)
- The New Zealand Press Association closes down after over 130 years in operation with 42 job losses. (3 News)
- José Sócrates, the caretaker Prime Minister of Portugal asks the European Union for financial assistance. (BBC)
- Workers at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant manage to plug radiation leaks. (AP)
- At least 200 African migrants are missing after a boat capsizes off Italy. 20 bodies recovered. (''New York Times'')
- A United States Navy F/A-18 crashes near Naval Air Station Lemoore in California. (CBS 47)
- Ecuador expels the United States ambassador over Wikileaks diplomatic cables alleging corruption within the Ecuadorian police force. (BBC)
- The trial of Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi for having sex with an underage prostitute begins. (Reuters)
- A tape recording is released of police in the Republic of Ireland allegedly threatening to rape two female protesters, one of whom is from North America, after arresting them, causing an outcry among women's groups and anti-rape organizations. (TV3)
- Jeff Skilling, former CEO of Enron, loses his appeal against his conviction for fraud in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. (''Wall Street Journal'')
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