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, 450,072 hours 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

  • 1861
    American Civil War: Richmond, Virginia is declared the new capital of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1935
    The first flight of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk.
  • 1942
    World War II: On Corregidor, the last American forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese.
  • 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.
  • 1989
    Cedar Point opens Magnum XL-200, the first roller coaster to break the 200 ft height barrier, therefore spawning what is considered to be the “coaster wars”.
  • 1994
    Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
  • 1997
    The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank’s 300-year history.
  • 1998
    Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.
  • 2010
    The second largest intraday point swing in Dow Jones Industrial Average history occurs.

Who were born on May 6?

  • 1880
    William J. Simmons, American Ku Klux Klan leader (d. 1945)
  • 1895
    Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor (d. 1926)
  • 1906
    André Weil, French mathematician (d. 1998)
  • 1913
    Stewart Granger, English film actor (d. 1993)
  • 1915
    Orson Welles, American film director and actor (d. 1985)
  • 1920
    Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, Fijian statesman (d. 2004)
  • 1938
    Jean Garon, Quebec economist and politician
  • 1944
    Anton Furst, American production designer (d. 1991)
  • 1948
    Mary MacGregor, American singer
  • 1970
    Tristán Ulloa, Spanish actor

Who died on May 6?

  • 1502
    James Tyrrell, alleged murderer of Edward V of England and the Duke of York (b. c. 1450)
  • 1596
    Giaches de Wert, Flemish composer (b. 1535)
  • 1638
    Cornelius Jansen, French bishop and religious reformer (b. 1585)
  • 1757
    Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, British politician (b. 1683)
  • 1961
    Lucian Blaga, Romanian poet, playwright, and philosopher (b. 1895)
  • 1973
    Ernest MacMillan, Canadian orchestra conductor and composer (b. 1893)
  • 1984
    Bonner Pink, British Conservative Party politician (b. 1912)
  • 1989
    Earl Blaik, former American football coach (b. 1897)
  • 1992
    Jilly Rizzo, restaurateur (b. 1917)
  • 1993
    Ann Todd, English actress (b. 1909)

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