On This Day in History - April 6
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|What Happened On This Day In History - April 6
1896 April 6
Opening of the first modern Olympic Games in Athens. The games had been banned 1500 years before by the Roman emperor, Theodosius the first.
1972 April 6
China sends 2 giant pandas to US.
2010 April 6
Scientists announce the discovery of three new animal species that spent their entire lives without oxygen; the species are phylum Loricifera.
2011 April 6
Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling loses his appeal against his conviction for fraud in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
2012 April 6
In England, lawmakers ban the display of tobacco products, hoping the move will lead to a reduction in the number of youths who smoke.