May 6: Day of the Week
May 6, 2019 is the 126th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 239 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1757Battle of Prague – A Prussian army fights an Austrian army in Prague during the Seven Years’ War.
- 1844The Glaciarium, the world’s first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens.
- 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.
- 1882Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed and killed during the Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin.
- 1937Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.
- 1966Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors Murders in England.
- 1983The Hitler diaries are revealed as a hoax after examination by experts.
- 1994Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones files a lawsuit against President Bill Clinton, alleging that he had sexually harassed her in 1991.
- 2001During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
Who were born on May 6?
- 1405George Kastrioti Skanderbeg, Albanian hero (d. 1468)
- 1871Christian Morgenstern, German author (d. 1914)
- 1899Billy Cotton, British entertainer (d. 1969)
- 1929Paul Lauterbur, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2007)
- 1956Lakis Lazopoulos, Greek comedian and scriptwriter
- 1960John Flansburgh, American musician (They Might Be Giants)
- 1961Gina Riley, Australian actress, writer, singer and comedian
- 1965Leslie Hope, Canadian actress
- 1978John Abraham, American football player
- 1991Tyler, The Creator, American Rapper
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