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Wednesday May 6, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1527
    Spanish 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.
  • 1682
    Louis XIV of France moves his court to the Palace of Versailles.
  • 1801
    Captain Thomas Cochrane in the 14-gun HMS Speedy captures the 32-gun Spanish frigate El Gamo.
  • 1840
    The Penny Black postage stamp becomes valid for use in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 1844
    The Glaciarium, the world’s first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens.
  • 1910
    George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
  • 1940
    John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
  • 1954
    Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.
  • 1960
    More than 20 million viewers watch the first televised royal wedding when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1972
    Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara for attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.

Who were born on May 6?

  • 1856
    Robert Peary, American explorer (d. 1920)
  • 1880
    William J. Simmons, American Ku Klux Klan leader (d. 1945)
  • 1895
    Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (d. 1974)
  • 1916
    Robert H. Dicke, American physicist (d. 1997)
  • 1951
    Samuel Doe, President of Liberia (d. 1990)
  • 1962
    Adam Yellin, American record producer
  • 1971
    Chris Shiflett, American guitarist (Foo Fighters)
  • 1979
    Stefanos Kotsolis, Greek footballer
  • 1989
    Dominika Cibulková, Slovakian tennis player
  • 1990
    Caitlin Yankowskas, American figure skater

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