The Daily News | April 6

Albrecht Durer, German painter and engraver, died, 1528
G.A.R. established, 1866
Joseph Smith founded Mormon Church (Fayette, New York), 1830
STS-11 (US) launched, 1984
Igor Fedorovich Stravinsky, Russian-born composer, died, 1971
John Dwight found sinking, 1923
First modern Olympic games formally opened (Athens, Greece), 1896
US declared war on Germany, 1917
Sugar Ray Leonard won middleweight title from Marvin Hagler, 1987
Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, 1862
Raffaello Santi (Sanzio), Italian painter and architect, died, 1520
First US Credit Union Law passed, 1909
Thomas Green Clemson, mining engineer and agriculturist, died, 1888
US Senate first achieved a quorum, 1789
Designated hitter first used in American League (Ron Blomberg), 1973
Brigham Young married last (27th) wife, 1868
Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet (“Richard Cory”), died, 1935
Isaac Asimov, science fiction writer, died, 1992
Domestic air mail service began (Pasco, Washington to Elko, Nevada), 1926
Admiral Robert Edwin Peary reached the North Pole, 1909
Petrarch, Italian poet, met “Laura”, to whom he wrote 366 poems, 1327
Teflon (tetrafluoroethylene) accidentally created, 1938