On This Day


APRIL 6, 2020

Today is:

Army Day — Honoring all those who have served or are currently serving in the US Army!

National Caramel Popcorn Day — A fairground favorite — why not try a new twist  today?.

National Fun Day — While options may be limited, make sure you carve out some time to enjoy yourself today!

National Student Athlete Day — We can’t forget to celebrate all our students who excel both in the classroom and on the field today!

National Twinkie Day — Who doesn’t love this highly preserved snack food, said to be able to survive the apocalypse…..oh, wait….


RAPHAEL  (1483-1520) — Italian Renaissance artist and architect.  Known for his many Madonnas and frescoes in the Vatican.
MICKEY COCHRANE  (1903-1962) — American professional baseball player and member of the Hall of Fame.
BILLY DEE WILLIAMS  (1937) — American actor, best known for playing Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars saga.
JOHN RATZENBERGER (1947) — American actor.  Starred in Cheers (as Cliff Clavin), and featured in all of the Pixar films to date..
JULIE ERTZ (1992) — American professional soccer player; World Cup champion & Olympian.




1808 – John Jacob Astor establishes the American Fur Company, which will help him become the Unites States’ first millionaire.
1841 – John Tyler is sworn into office two days after assuming the Presidency after the death of William Henry Harrison, the first Vice President to do so.
1866 – The Grand Army of the Republic is founded.  This organization for veterans of the Civil War remains active until 1956.
1909– Explorers Robert Peary and Matthew Henson become the first to reach the North Pole.  This has come under dispute in later years.
1973 – The Pioneer 11 spacecraft is launched.  It will be the first to fly past Jupiter & Saturn.  Contact was lost in 1995 and is not on a course to leave the solar system.
1973 – Major League Baseball’s American League begins using the designated hitter.

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