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Significant events that happened (or will happen) on April 6.
- 1917 – The United States formally declared war against Germany and entered the conflict in Europe. Fighting since the summer of 1914, Britain, France, and Russia welcomed news that American troops and supplies would be directed toward the Allied war effort. Under the command of Major General John J. Pershing, over two million U.S. troops served in France during the war.
- 1939 – Beta (the first unofficial canine mascot of the UVA football team) is hit by an automobile on Rugby Road and subsequently had to be put down.