May 6: Day of the Week
May 6, 2018 was the 126th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 239 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1659English Restoration: A faction of the British Army removes Richard Cromwell as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth and reinstalls the Rump Parliament.
- 1757Battle of Prague – A Prussian army fights an Austrian army in Prague during the Seven Years’ War.
- 1757English poet Christopher Smart is admitted into St Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics in London, beginning his six-year confinement to mental asylums.
- 1910George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
- 1942World War II: On Corregidor, the last American forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese.
- 1945World War II: The Prague Offensive, the last major battle of the Eastern Front, begins.
- 1962St. Martín de Porres is canonized by Pope John XXIII.
- 1994Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
- 1999First elections to the devolved Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly held.
- 2001During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
Who were born on May 6?
- 1501Pope Marcellus II (d. 1555)
- 1902Harry Golden, American journalist (d. 1981)
- 1904Raymond Bailey, American actor (d. 1980)
- 1943Andreas Baader, member of the German terrorist organization Red Army Faction (d. 1977)
- 1956Lakis Lazopoulos, Greek comedian and scriptwriter
- 1958Lolita Flores, Spanish singer and actress
- 1971Chris Shiflett, American guitarist (Foo Fighters)
- 1977Mark Eaton, American ice hockey player
- 1979Kerry Ellis, West End actress / singer
- 1989Dominika Cibulková, Slovakian tennis player
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