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
James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald.
The United States Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act.
The first flight of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk.
John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.
Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors Murders in England.
Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara for attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.
Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones files a lawsuit against President Bill Clinton, alleging that he had sexually harassed her in 1991.
The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.
Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated by an animal rights activist.
Who were born on May 6?
Maximilien Robespierre, French Revolutionary (d. 1794)
Roman Sanguszko, Polish aristocrat and general (d. 1881)
Bedřich Hrozný, Czech orientalist (d. 1952)
Harry Golden, American journalist (d. 1981)
Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican writer (d. 2005)
Sif Ruud, Swedish actress
Kal Mann, American lyricist (d. 2001)
Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (d. 1999)
Jean Garon, Quebec economist and politician
Faruk Namdar, Turkish footballer
Who died on May 6?
Muawiyah I, Caliph of Umayyad (b. 602)
James Tyrrell, alleged murderer of Edward V of England and the Duke of York (b. c. 1450)
Cornelius Jansen, French bishop and religious reformer (b. 1585)
Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet (b. 1804)
Alexandros Schinas, Greek assassin of King George I (b. 1870)
Monty Woolley, American actor (b. 1888)
Ernest MacMillan, Canadian orchestra conductor and composer (b. 1893)
Gaston Reiff, Belgian athlete (b. 1921)
Maria Pia de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança, Portuguese claimant to the throne of Portugal (b. 1907)
Lorne Saxberg, Canadian television journalist (b. 1958)
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