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Monday May 6, 2019

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.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1659
    English Restoration: A faction of the British Army removes Richard Cromwell as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth and reinstalls the Rump Parliament.
  • 1757
    English poet Christopher Smart is admitted into St Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics in London, beginning his six-year confinement to mental asylums.
  • 1844
    The Glaciarium, the world’s first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens.
  • 1877
    Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
  • 1889
    The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.
  • 1910
    George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
  • 1935
    New Deal: Executive Order 7034 creates the Works Progress Administration.
  • 1941
    At California’s March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.
  • 1962
    St. Martín de Porres is canonized by Pope John XXIII.
  • 1994
    Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.

Who were born on May 6?

  • 1916
    Robert H. Dicke, American physicist (d. 1997)
  • 1924
    Patricia Kennedy Lawford, American socialite (d. 2006)
  • 1937
    Rubin Carter, American boxer
  • 1944
    Masanori Murakami, first Japanese baseball player in major leagues
  • 1952
    Gerrit Zalm, Dutch politician and CEO (ABN AMRO)
  • 1956
    Lakis Lazopoulos, Greek comedian and scriptwriter
  • 1970
    Roland Kun, Nauruan politician
  • 1979
    Gerd Kanter, Estonian discus thrower
  • 1983
    Adrianne Palicki, American actress
  • 1985
    Tanerau Latimer, New Zealand All Black rugby player

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