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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 239 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 23, 2021 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,004,320 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 271 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 3,058 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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May 6 Historical Events
King Henry VIII orders English language Bibles be placed in every church.
The American Bible Society is founded in New York City.
The British East India Company disbands the 34th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry whose sepoy Mangal Pandey had earlier revolted against the British and is considered to be the First Martyr in the War of Indian Independence.
American Civil War: Arkansas secedes from the Union.
George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
The first flight of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk.
More than 20 million viewers watch the first televised royal wedding when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.
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.
The Hitler diaries are revealed as a hoax after examination by experts.
Who were born on May 6?
Robert Peary, American explorer (d. 1920)
Victor Grignard, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
Winifred Brunton, British-born South African painter (d. 1959)
Konrad Henlein, Czechoslovakian politician (d. 1945)
Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (d. 1999)
Tom Abernethy, American basketball player
George Clooney, American actor
Kavan Smith, Canadian actor
Trinley Thaye Dorje, Tibetan religious figure, the 17th Karmapa Lama (supported by the Chinese government)
Dominic Scott Kay, American actor
Who died on May 6?
Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (b. 1684)
Maximilian Ulysses Count Browne, Austrian field marshal (b. 1705)
Lord Frederick Cavendish, British politician (b. 1836)
Élie Cartan, French mathematician (b. 1869)
Maria Montessori, Italian educator (b. 1870)
Lucian Blaga, Romanian poet, playwright, and philosopher (b. 1895)
Bonner Pink, British Conservative Party politician (b. 1912)
Julie Vega, Filipino child actress and singer (b. 1968)
Maria Pia de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança, Portuguese claimant to the throne of Portugal (b. 1907)
Barney Kessel, American jazz guitarist (b. 1923)
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