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 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

  • 1536
    King Henry VIII orders English language Bibles be placed in every church.
  • 1816
    The American Bible Society is founded in New York City.
  • 1857
    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.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Arkansas secedes from the Union.
  • 1910
    George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
  • 1935
    The first flight of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk.
  • 1960
    More than 20 million viewers watch the first televised royal wedding when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    The Hitler diaries are revealed as a hoax after examination by experts.

Who were born on May 6?

  • 1856
    Robert Peary, American explorer (d. 1920)
  • 1871
    Victor Grignard, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
  • 1880
    Winifred Brunton, British-born South African painter (d. 1959)
  • 1898
    Konrad Henlein, Czechoslovakian politician (d. 1945)
  • 1922
    Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (d. 1999)
  • 1954
    Tom Abernethy, American basketball player
  • 1961
    George Clooney, American actor
  • 1970
    Kavan Smith, Canadian actor
  • 1983
    Trinley Thaye Dorje, Tibetan religious figure, the 17th Karmapa Lama (supported by the Chinese government)
  • 1996
    Dominic Scott Kay, American actor

Who died on May 6?

  • 1757
    Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (b. 1684)
  • 1757
    Maximilian Ulysses Count Browne, Austrian field marshal (b. 1705)
  • 1882
    Lord Frederick Cavendish, British politician (b. 1836)
  • 1951
    Élie Cartan, French mathematician (b. 1869)
  • 1952
    Maria Montessori, Italian educator (b. 1870)
  • 1961
    Lucian Blaga, Romanian poet, playwright, and philosopher (b. 1895)
  • 1984
    Bonner Pink, British Conservative Party politician (b. 1912)
  • 1985
    Julie Vega, Filipino child actress and singer (b. 1968)
  • 1995
    Maria Pia de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança, Portuguese claimant to the throne of Portugal (b. 1907)
  • 2004
    Barney Kessel, American jazz guitarist (b. 1923)

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