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On this day: April 6

Today’s birthdays

Barry Levinson, film director and producer, 78

John Ratzenberger, actor, 73

Marilu Henner, actress, 68

Michael Rooker, actor, 65

Rory Bremner, impressionist, 59

Paul Rudd, actor, 51

Myleene Klass (pictured), singer and presenter, 42

Lord Frederick Windsor, son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, 41

Fabrice Muamba, former footballer, 32

It happened today…

1199: Richard I, Coeur de Lion, King of England, was killed in battle.

1483: The painter Raphael was born in Urbino, Italy, and died on the same day 37 years later.

1830: The Mormons’ Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints was founded by Joseph Smith in New York.

1843: William Wordsworth (above) was appointed poet laureate, the day before his 73rd birthday.

1896: The opening ceremony of the first modern Olympic Games was held in Athens.

1909: US Commander Robert Peary became the first man to reach the North Pole — it was his sixth attempt in 15 years.

1917: The United States entered World War I.

1944: Pay As You Earn income tax was introduced in Britain. The system was devised by Sir Cornelius Gregg.

1965: Early Bird, the first commercial communications satellite, was launched by the United States.

1994: The presidents of the African states of Rwanda and Burundi died in a plane crash.

2009: A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck near L’Aquila, Italy, killing 307 people.

Quote of the day

‘Jurgen Klopp showed compassion for all at the start of this pandemic, senior players heavily involved in @premierleague players taking wage cuts. Then all that respect & goodwill is lost, poor this @LFC’ — Former player Jamie Carragher (pictured) tweets after the Premier League leaders became the fifth top-flight club to announce they have furloughed some non-playing staff during the coronavirus pandemic

Thought for the day

‘The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values’ — Clergyman William Inge