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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1863American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville ends with the defeat of the Army of the Potomac by Confederate troops.
- 1877Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
- 1882The United States Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act.
- 1882Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed and killed during the Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin.
- 1935New Deal: Executive Order 7034 creates the Works Progress Administration.
- 1945World War II: Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops.
- 1945World War II: The Prague Offensive, the last major battle of the Eastern Front, begins.
- 1966Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors Murders in England.
- 1994Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones files a lawsuit against President Bill Clinton, alleging that he had sexually harassed her in 1991.
- 2001During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
Who were born on May 6?
- 1895Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (d. 1974)
- 1920Ross Hunter, American film producer (d. 1996)
- 1924Denny Wright, British guitarist (d. 1992)
- 1945Bob Seger, American singer/songwriter
- 1945Jimmie Dale Gilmore, American musician
- 1955Tom Bergeron, American game show host
- 1971Chris Shiflett, American guitarist (Foo Fighters)
- 1979Kerry Ellis, West End actress / singer
- 1981Edyta Śliwińska, Polish dancer
- 1986Tyler Hynes, Canadian actor
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