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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1542Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time.
- 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.
- 1935The first flight of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk.
- 1941The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.
- 1945World War II: The Prague Offensive, the last major battle of the Eastern Front, begins.
- 1960More than 20 million viewers watch the first televised royal wedding when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.
- 1966Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors Murders in England.
- 1972Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara for attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.
- 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.
Who were born on May 6?
- 1758Maximilien Robespierre, French Revolutionary (d. 1794)
- 1868Gaston Leroux, French writer (d. 1927)
- 1879Bedřich Hrozný, Czech orientalist (d. 1952)
- 1906Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican writer (d. 2005)
- 1964Dana Hill, American actress (d. 1996)
- 1970Tristán Ulloa, Spanish actor
- 1971Chris Shiflett, American guitarist (Foo Fighters)
- 1980Scott Colton, American professional wrestler
- 1985Tanerau Latimer, New Zealand All Black rugby player
- 1991Tyler, The Creator, American Rapper
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