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April 6th is a day that stands out on the calendar for a host of reasons, as it is recognized for numerous holidays and celebrations. Each year, a variety of interests and passions are celebrated, from the appreciation of beloved pets to the acknowledgment of dedicated student-athletes.

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Interesting Facts of April 6th

  1. 1. The first modern Olympic Games opened in Athens, Greece on April 6, 1896. This event marked the revival of the ancient tradition, which originated in Olympia, Greece, over 2,500 years earlier.
  2. 2. April 6, 1917, is a significant date for the United States, as it was the day the U.S. Congress declared war on Germany, formally entering World War I.
  3. 3. The North Pole was reached for the first time by explorers on April 6, 1909. Robert Peary, Matthew Henson, and four Inuit men are traditionally credited with this achievement, although there has been some controversy over the claim.
  4. 4. On April 6, 1924, four Douglas World Cruiser biplanes of the U.S. Army Air Service took off from Seattle, Washington, for the first successful flight around the world. The journey took 175 days, covering over 27,000 miles.