What happened on April 6 in VeniceAlmanac of Venice
What happened on April 6 in Venice
According to the Venetian Liturgical Calendar, today is St. Sixtus Pope and Martyr’s Day.
- April 6, 1196: Bellunesi, Feltrini and Padovani, allies in the war against Treviso, conquer the castle of Mirabello and demolish it; a similar fate will then befall the castles of Lanchedo and Casteldardo; the war lasted seven years, culminating in the battle of Cesana: the Bellunese bishop Gherardo dei Taccoli, who was a prisoner of the Treviso people, died of a heart attack.
- April 6, 1259: it is decreed that from then on, the boats and ships seized for smuggling are sold for the benefit of the state and no longer burned.
- April 6, 1828: launch, in Venice, of the first steamboat, with English engines of forty horsepower, built to sail on the River Po; a few days later the Eridanio vaporino carries out an experimental test on the route Porto del Lido - Canale della Giudecca.
- April 6, 1971: composer Igor Stravinsky dies in New York, for his express will, his wife has him buried in the cemetery of San Michele, near the grave of his friend and collaborator Djagilev.
Taken from 'Almanacco di Venezia -1600 anni ab Urbe còndita' by Andrea Gersich and Edoardo Rubini
Venice, 6th April 2021
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