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Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus. (6. April 46. BC)

Stilicho stymies the Visigoths under Alaric in the Battle of Pollentia. (6. April 402)

King Richard I of England dies from an infection following the removal of an arrow from his shoulder. (6. April 1199)

Seventh Crusade: Ayyubids of Egypt capture King Louis IX of France in the Battle of Fariskur. (6. April 1250)

The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath. (6. April 1320)

The poet Petrarch first sees his idealized love, Laura, in the church of Saint Clare in Avignon. (6. April 1327)

John, Master of the Order of Aviz, is made king John I of Portugal. (6. April 1385)

Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (Istanbul), which falls on May 29. (6. April 1453)

One of the largest earthquakes recorded in the history of England, Flanders, or Northern France, takes place. (6. April 1580)

At the Cape of Good Hope, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town. (6. April 1652)

An earthquake devastates Dubrovnik, then an independent city-state. (6. April 1667)

The New York Slave Revolt of 1712 begins near Broadway. (6. April 1712)

American Revolutionary War: Ships of the Continental Navy fail in their attempt to capture a Royal Navy dispatch boat. (6. April 1776)

King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) of Siam (modern day Thailand) founded the Chakri dynasty. (6. April 1782)

During the French Revolution, the Committee of Public Safety becomes the executive organ of the republic. (6. April 1793)

John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company, that would eventually make him America's first millionaire. (6. April 1808)

British forces under the command of the Duke of Wellington assault the fortress of Badajoz. This would be the turning point in the Peninsular War against Napoleon-led France. (6. April 1812)

Nominal beginning of the Bourbon Restoration; anniversary date that Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to Elba. (6. April 1814)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the original church of the Latter Day Saint movement, is organized by Joseph Smith, Jr. and others at Fayette or Manchester, New York. (6. April 1830)

The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints—later renamed Community of Christ—is organized by Joseph Smith III and others at Amboy, Illinois (6. April 1860)

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