ON THIS DAY IN RECENT HISTORY ~ April 6
1889 - George Eastman places Kodak Camera on sale for 1st time.
1893 - Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City dedicated.
1903 - The Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Israel and the Western world.
1906 - 1st animated cartoon copyrighted.
1909 - North Pole reached by Americans Robert Peary & Matthew Henson.
1916 - German parliament OKs unrestricted submarine warfare.
1918 - Karen Verne, Berlin Germany, actress (Madame X).
1924 - 4 planes leave Seattle on 1st successful around-the-world flight.
1925 - 1st film shown on an airplane (British Air).
1925 - Eddie Cantor records "If You Knew Susie."
1930 - 1st transcontinental glider tow completed.
1930 - Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar.
1931 - 1st broadcast of "Little Orphan Annie" on NBC-radio.
1937 - Billy Dee Williams, Harlem NYC, actor (Chiefs, Empire Strikes Back) is born.
1937 - Merle Haggard, Bakersfield California, country singer (Death Valley Days) is born.
1938 - Teflon invented by Roy J Plunkett.
1938 - Roy Thinnes, Chicago Ill, actor (Invaders, Falcon Crest, Gen Hospital) is born.
1943 - British & US army link up in Africa during WW II.
1944 - Jewish nursery at Izieu-Ain France overrun by Nazis.
1945 - Massive kamikaze-attack on US battle fleet near Okinawa.
1947 - 1st Tony Awards: Arthur Miller, David Wayne & Patricia Neal win.
1947 - John Ratzenberger, Bridgeport Ct, actor (Cliff Clavin-Cheers) is born.
1947 - Tony Cooner, Essex, drummer (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing) is born.
1951 - Ralph Cooper, Australia, drummer (Air Supply-All Out of Love) is born.
1952 - Marilu Henner, Chicago, actress (Taxi, Man Who Loved Women, Eve Shade) is born.
1954 - TV Dinner was 1st put on sale by Swanson & Sons.
1956 - Paramount Pictures signs Elvis Presley to a three-movie deal.
1956 - Capitol Tower, the home of Capitol Records in Hollywood is dedicated. It is the first circular office tower designed in America. It is 13 stories tall and 92 feet in diameter.
1957 - NYC ends trolley car service.
1957 - Elvis Presley's “All Shook Up” is released.
1959 - 31st Academy Awards - "Gigi," Susan Hayward & David Niven win.
1960 - The Everly Brothers open their first British tour in London.
1962 - The Russian newspaper "Pravda" warns youths about the dangers of twisting.
1965 – The Beach Boys record “California Girls."
1968 - Apple Corps Ltd., the Beatles' record company and management and publishing firm, opens.
1968 - Pink Floyd announces founder Syd Barrett has officially left the group due to his suffering from psychiatric disorders compounded by drug use.
1969 - Paul Rudd, Passaic, New Jersey, American actor (Clueless, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) is born.
1971 – Carly Simon and James Taylor first meet at the Troubador nightclub in Los Angeles.
1972 - Jason Hervey, actor (Wayne Arnold-Wonder Years) is born.
1973 - Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his number.
1974 - 200,000 attend rock concert "California Jam" in Ontario.
1976 - Candace H Cameron Bure, actress (DJ Tanner-Full House) is born.
1978 - The final episode, number 37, of "Black Sheep Squadron" airs on NBC.
1979 - Rod Stewart marries Alana Hamilton in Beverly Hills. She is the ex-wife of actor George Hamilton.
1980 - Gordie Howe completes a record 26th season.
1980 - Post It Notes, introduced.
1981 - Yugoslav government sends troops to Kosovo.
1985 - Gilbert O'Sullivan wins a $2 million lawsuit against his former manager for unpaid royalties.
1987 - 22nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Randy Travis & Hank Williams Jr.
1991 - Former child actor Adam Rich (Eight is Enough) arrested for breaking into a pharmacy.
1992 - Microsoft announced Windows 3.1, upgrading Windows 3.0.
1992 - Voting begins on choice of Elvis postage stamps.
1992 - Isaac Asimov, Sci-Fi author (I Robot), dies from kidney failure at 72.
1994 - Chuck Jones found guilty of breaking into Marla Maples home.
1995 - "Having Our Say" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 308 performances.
1996 - Greer Garson, actress (Goodbye Mr Chips), dies at 92.
1998 - Tammy Wynette, American country singer, dies at 55.
1998 - A group of 27 country artists file suit against Los Angeles resident Jim Salmon who registered the names of the plaintiffs as Website domain names.
1998 - Wendy O. Williams, American singer (Plasmatics) (b. 1949) dies.
2012 - Thomas Kinkade, American artist, dies from acute intoxication at 54.