May 6: Day of the Week
May 6, 2019 was the 126th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 239 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1659English Restoration: A faction of the British Army removes Richard Cromwell as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth and reinstalls the Rump Parliament.
- 1757English poet Christopher Smart is admitted into St Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics in London, beginning his six-year confinement to mental asylums.
- 1844The Glaciarium, the world’s first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens.
- 1877Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
- 1889The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.
- 1910George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
- 1935New Deal: Executive Order 7034 creates the Works Progress Administration.
- 1941At California’s March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.
- 1962St. Martín de Porres is canonized by Pope John XXIII.
- 1994Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
Who were born on May 6?
- 1916Robert H. Dicke, American physicist (d. 1997)
- 1924Patricia Kennedy Lawford, American socialite (d. 2006)
- 1937Rubin Carter, American boxer
- 1944Masanori Murakami, first Japanese baseball player in major leagues
- 1952Gerrit Zalm, Dutch politician and CEO (ABN AMRO)
- 1956Lakis Lazopoulos, Greek comedian and scriptwriter
- 1970Roland Kun, Nauruan politician
- 1979Gerd Kanter, Estonian discus thrower
- 1983Adrianne Palicki, American actress
- 1985Tanerau Latimer, New Zealand All Black rugby player
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