May 6: Day of the Week
May 6, 2021 is the 126th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 239 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1801Captain Thomas Cochrane in the 14-gun HMS Speedy captures the 32-gun Spanish frigate El Gamo.
- 1857The British East India Company disbands the 34th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry whose sepoy Mangal Pandey had earlier revolted against the British and is considered to be the First Martyr in the War of Indian Independence.
- 1861American Civil War: Arkansas secedes from the Union.
- 1861American Civil War: Richmond, Virginia is declared the new capital of the Confederate States of America.
- 1882The United States Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act.
- 1889The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.
- 1935The first flight of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk.
- 1962St. Martín de Porres is canonized by Pope John XXIII.
- 1997The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank’s 300-year history.
- 2010The second largest intraday point swing in Dow Jones Industrial Average history occurs.
Who were born on May 6?
- 1880William J. Simmons, American Ku Klux Klan leader (d. 1945)
- 1880Winifred Brunton, British-born South African painter (d. 1959)
- 1922Vladimir Etush, Russian actor
- 1928Robert Poujade, French politician
- 1945Jimmie Dale Gilmore, American musician
- 1947Martha Nussbaum, American philosopher
- 1951Samuel Doe, President of Liberia (d. 1990)
- 1958Lolita Flores, Spanish singer and actress
- 1970Roland Kun, Nauruan politician
- 1977Mark Eaton, American ice hockey player
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