Jubilees in Latvia
In 1926, Aleksejs Apinis – bookkeeping historian, library worker, literary historian (died in 2004).
In 1948, Arnis Zandmanis – pianist.
In 1962, Ineta Crowder-Imša – sworn lawyer.
In 1965, Guntars Račs – one of the founders of the record company “Mikrofona išriji”, poet, songwriter.
Jubilees in the world
In 1347, Catherine of Siena – an Italian saint (died in 1380).
In 1539, Christopher Clavius - a German mathematician, the main architect of the modern Gregorian calendar (died in 1612).
In 1867, Gutzon Borglum – an American sculptor of Danish origin, his best-known work – the rock-cut portraits of four US presidents on Mount Rushmore (died in 1941).
In 1908, David Lean – English film director (died in 1991).
1942 Aretha Franklin – American singer (died in 2018).
In 1947, Elton John – English singer and songwriter.
In 1962, Marcia Cross – American actress.
In 1965, Stefka Kostadinova – Bulgarian athlete, Olympic and two-time world champion in high jump.
In 1965, Sarah Jessica Parker – American actress.
In 1976, Melanie Blatt – British singer (“All Saints”).
In 1976, Vladimir Klitschko – Ukrainian boxer.
In 1977, Egidijs Bauba – Lithuanian ice hockey player, the most productive player of the 2010 Latvian Championship.
In 1986, Marco Belinelli – Italian basketball player.
Events in Latvia
In 1924, the President Jānis Čakste promulgated the law on the Order of the Three Stars for the first time. The order was founded in honor of the establishment of the Republic of Latvia and is awarded to citizens and foreigners for meritorious service to the Fatherland.
In 1949, the Soviet Union carried out mass deportations from the Baltic States. More than 92,000 people were deported from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia (~43,000 from Latvia).
In 1999, celebrating the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Communist Terror, the People’s Wreath created by citizens’ donations and candles were lit at the Freedom Monument. The commemorative event is opened by the Chairman of the Riga City Council Andris Bērziņš and the President of the State Guntis Ulmanis. The diameter of the people’s crown is 3 meters, it contains more than 500 roses, 500 carnations, 500 gerberas, 750 marigolds, 350 tulips, more than 200 lilies, 150 calla lilies, 1500 forget-me-nots and hyacinths.
In 2002, an agreement on cooperation between the zoos of Riga and Rostock was signed in Riga.
In 2004, the Saeima appoints 29-year-old Rinalda Mučinas, who is not a member of any party, to the position of Minister of Health.
Events in the world
In 1199, the King of England, Richard I, or Richard the Lionheart, is wounded by a stop shot during a battle in France. This injury causes his death on April 6.
In 1306, Robert I becomes King of Scotland.
In 1655, the Dutchman Christian Huygens discovered Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.
In 1807, the first passenger railway was opened in Great Britain.
In 1807, the slave trade was abolished in the British Empire.
In 1821, the Greeks rebelled against the Ottoman Empire, starting the Greek War of Independence.
In 1911, 146 female immigrant workers died in a fire in a garment factory in New York.
In 1918, the French composer Claude Debussy dies.
In 1939, Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli became the Pope of Rome, Pius XII.
In 1941, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia joined the coalition led by Nazi Germany.
In 1957, West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg signed the Treaty of Rome, establishing the European Economic Community, the predecessor of the modern European Union.
In 1969, during their honeymoon, The Beatles leader John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono organized the first “Bed-In for Peace” campaign at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam.
In 1988, the Candlelight Demonstration takes place in Bratislava, which is considered the first mass demonstration against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia in the 1980s.
In 1990, 87 people died in a fire in the illegal club “Happy Land” in New York.
In 1996, following the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, the European Union’s Veterinary Committee banned the export of British beef and beef offal.
In 2004, the airline company “Air Holland” filed for bankruptcy when it was rocked by a scandal about the use of marijuana among the company’s pilots.