May 6: Day of the Week
May 6, 2022 was the 126th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 239 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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.
- 1844The Glaciarium, the world’s first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens.
- 1861American Civil War: Richmond, Virginia is declared the new capital of the Confederate States of America.
- 1863American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville ends with the defeat of the Army of the Potomac by Confederate troops.
- 1910George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
- 1962St. Martín de Porres is canonized by Pope John XXIII.
- 1966Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors Murders in England.
- 1984103 Korean Martyrs are canonized by Pope John Paul II in Seoul
- 2001During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
- 2002Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated by an animal rights activist.
Who were born on May 6?
- 1871Christian Morgenstern, German author (d. 1914)
- 1880Winifred Brunton, British-born South African painter (d. 1959)
- 1895Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian Nazi (d. 1946)
- 1911Frank Nelson, American actor (d. 1986)
- 1916Robert H. Dicke, American physicist (d. 1997)
- 1924Denny Wright, British guitarist (d. 1992)
- 1943Andreas Baader, member of the German terrorist organization Red Army Faction (d. 1977)
- 1949Ross Bagdasarian, Jr., American voice actor and cartoonist
- 1960Phyllis Treigle, American soprano
- 1983Dani Alves, Brazilian footballer
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