May 6: Day of the Week
May 6, 2019 was the 126th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 239 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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May 6 Historical Event(s)
- 1861American Civil War: Richmond, Virginia is declared the new capital of the Confederate States of America.
- 1863American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville ends with the defeat of the Army of the Potomac by Confederate troops.
- 1877Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
- 1935The first flight of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk.
- 1945World War II: The Prague Offensive, the last major battle of the Eastern Front, begins.
- 1960More than 20 million viewers watch the first televised royal wedding when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.
- 1976An earthquake strikes Friuli, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.
- 1983The Hitler diaries are revealed as a hoax after examination by experts.
- 1989Cedar 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”.
- 2001During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
Who were born on May 6?
- 1574Pope Innocent X (d. 1655)
- 1758André Masséna, French marshal (d. 1817)
- 1916Sif Ruud, Swedish actress
- 1928Robert Poujade, French politician
- 1952Gregg Henry, American actor and country musician
- 1961Gina Riley, Australian actress, writer, singer and comedian
- 1972Martin Brodeur, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1978John Abraham, American football player
- 1979Kerry Ellis, West End actress / singer
- 1987Moon Geun Young, South Korean actress
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