What happened this day in history May 6

What are the important events that happened on May 6? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 6: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 6 is the 126th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 239 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 23, 2022 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,529,920 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaicosahexagon’ day.

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Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 261 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,423 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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May 6 Historical Events

  • 1835
    James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald.
  • 1882
    The United States Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act.
  • 1935
    The first flight of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk.
  • 1940
    John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
  • 1941
    The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.
  • 1966
    Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors Murders in England.
  • 1972
    Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara for attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.
  • 1994
    Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones files a lawsuit against President Bill Clinton, alleging that he had sexually harassed her in 1991.
  • 1996
    The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.
  • 2002
    Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated by an animal rights activist.

Who were born on May 6?

  • 1758
    Maximilien Robespierre, French Revolutionary (d. 1794)
  • 1800
    Roman Sanguszko, Polish aristocrat and general (d. 1881)
  • 1879
    Bedřich Hrozný, Czech orientalist (d. 1952)
  • 1902
    Harry Golden, American journalist (d. 1981)
  • 1906
    Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican writer (d. 2005)
  • 1916
    Sif Ruud, Swedish actress
  • 1917
    Kal Mann, American lyricist (d. 2001)
  • 1922
    Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (d. 1999)
  • 1938
    Jean Garon, Quebec economist and politician
  • 1974
    Faruk Namdar, Turkish footballer

Who died on May 6?

  • 680
    Muawiyah I, Caliph of Umayyad (b. 602)
  • 1502
    James Tyrrell, alleged murderer of Edward V of England and the Duke of York (b. c. 1450)
  • 1638
    Cornelius Jansen, French bishop and religious reformer (b. 1585)
  • 1877
    Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet (b. 1804)
  • 1913
    Alexandros Schinas, Greek assassin of King George I (b. 1870)
  • 1963
    Monty Woolley, American actor (b. 1888)
  • 1973
    Ernest MacMillan, Canadian orchestra conductor and composer (b. 1893)
  • 1992
    Gaston Reiff, Belgian athlete (b. 1921)
  • 1995
    Maria Pia de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança, Portuguese claimant to the throne of Portugal (b. 1907)
  • 2006
    Lorne Saxberg, Canadian television journalist (b. 1958)

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