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6 April


1580 – One of the largest earthquakes recorded in the history of England, Flanders, or Northern France, takes place.
1667 – An earthquake devastates Dubrovnik, then an independent city-state.
1782 – Rama I of Siam (modern day Thailand) founds the Chakri dynasty.
1869 – Celluloid is patented.
1896 – In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I.
1909 – Robert Peary and Matthew Henson reach the North Pole.
2009 – A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing 307.






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