May 6: Day of the Week
May 6, 2020 is the 127th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 239 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1527Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. 147 Swiss Guards, including their commander, die fighting the forces of Charles V in order to allow Pope Clement VII to escape into Castel Sant'Angelo.
- 1682Louis XIV of France moves his court to the Palace of Versailles.
- 1801Captain Thomas Cochrane in the 14-gun HMS Speedy captures the 32-gun Spanish frigate El Gamo.
- 1840The Penny Black postage stamp becomes valid for use in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
- 1844The Glaciarium, the world’s first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens.
- 1910George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
- 1940John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
- 1954Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.
- 1960More than 20 million viewers watch the first televised royal wedding when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.
- 1972Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara for attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.
Who were born on May 6?
- 1856Robert Peary, American explorer (d. 1920)
- 1880William J. Simmons, American Ku Klux Klan leader (d. 1945)
- 1895Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (d. 1974)
- 1916Robert H. Dicke, American physicist (d. 1997)
- 1951Samuel Doe, President of Liberia (d. 1990)
- 1962Adam Yellin, American record producer
- 1971Chris Shiflett, American guitarist (Foo Fighters)
- 1979Stefanos Kotsolis, Greek footballer
- 1989Dominika Cibulková, Slovakian tennis player
- 1990Caitlin Yankowskas, American figure skater
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