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April 6

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Events Pre–1600 *46 BC – Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) at the Battle of Thapsus.
  • 402 – Stilicho defeats the Visigoths under Alaric in the Battle of Pollentia. *1320 – The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath. *1453 – Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople. The city falls on May 29, and is renamed Istanbul. *1580 – One of the largest earthquakes recorded in the history of England, Flanders, or Northern France, takes place. 1601–1900 *1652 – At the Cape of Good Hope, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town. *1712 – The New York Slave Revolt of 1712 begins near Broadway. *1776 – American Revolutionary War: Ships of the Continental Navy fail in their attempt to capture a Royal Navy dispatch boat. *1782 – King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) of Siam (modern
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