Today April 6 we go back in the history lane as we recall notable events on this day:
2013- After being hospitalized for nine days for pneumonia, former South African President Nelson Mandela, age 94, was released from the hospital.
1896 – The first modern Olympic games formally opened in Athens, Greece.
1906- 1st animated cartoon copyrighted
1994- Rwanda genocide begins. Following the deaths of presidents of Rwanda and Burundi in a plane crash near the Rwandan capital, Kigali when the plane was shot, the ethnic violence between Hutu’s and the minority Tutsis escalated leading to the deaths of about 800,000 people. Much of the hatred between the Tutsi and Hutu stemmed from the ways they were treated under Belgian rule.
1917 U.S.A. America enters World War I- Following the sinking of American liner Housatonic by a German U-boat and four more U.S. merchant ships President Wilson appeared before Congress and called for a declaration of war against Germany and on April 6th the United States formally declared war on Germany