Bollywood actress Divya Bharti Image Credit: Gulf News Archives

Actress Divya Bharti dies after fall from flat

1993 - Teenage Indian actress Divya Bharti, the chubby-cheeked heroine of several blockbuster Hindi films, died after falling from her fifth-floor Tulsi apartment at Andheri, Mumbai, while drunk. Bharti, 19, fell after climbing on to a window ledge of her apartment in “a state of intoxication”, shortly after midnight. She walked through a plate glass window and plummeted to the ground “in an inebriated condition”. Bharti had married film producer Sajid Nadiadwala two months ago. She was apparently in a state of intoxication. Police have registered a case of accidental death though initially they suspected suicide. The sudden passing away of the upcoming actress has left a host of film producers in a quandary as she had signed up almost 20 films.

April 6

1841 - John Tyler sworn in as the tenth President of the United States.

1896 - The first modern Olympic Games open in Athens, Greece.

1897 - Sultan of Zanzibar abolishes slavery.

1909 - US explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew Henson reach the North Pole.

1917 - US declares war on Germany, entering First World War.

1928 - Palmas Island near Philippines is awarded to Holland in arbitration of dispute with US.

1941 - Germany invades Greece and bombs Belgrade during the Second World War.

1972 - Egypt breaks ties with Jordan because of Jordanian King Hussain’s proposal for new Palestine state.

1978 - US president Jimmy Carter signs legislation extending the mandatory retirement age from 65 to 70.

1985 - King Fahd inaugurates Saudi Arabia’s largest military city.

1990 - Police open fire on pro-democracy demonstrators in Nepal, killing at least 35 people.

1991 - Iraq accepts UN conditions for ending the Gulf War.

1992 - European Community recognises Bosnia as an independent country.

1993 - Two armed hijackers surrender after diverting a Chinese jetliner with 187 people aboard to Taipei.

2000 - Deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is sentenced to life imprisonment by an anti-terrorism court in Lahore.

2005 - Monaco’s Prince Rainier III dies at the age of 81.

2008 - Filip Vujanovic claims victory in Montenegro’s first presidential polls since the Balkan nation split from Serbia.

2009 - A powerful earthquake strikes in L’Aquila, central Italy, killing more than 310 people.

2010 - Maoist rebels kill 75 policemen in a forest ambush in central India.

2013 - Moderate MP Tammam Salam is named Lebanon’s new Prime Minister.

2014 - Sri Lanka wins ICC World Twenty20 Cup after beating India in the final.

2015 - Italian designer Francesco Smalto dies at the age of 87.

2016 - Country music singer Merle Haggard dies at the age of 79.