May 6: Day of the Week
May 6, 2020 was the 127th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 239 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
- 1682Louis XIV of France moves his court to the Palace of Versailles.
- 1801Captain Thomas Cochrane in the 14-gun HMS Speedy captures the 32-gun Spanish frigate El Gamo.
- 1861American Civil War: Richmond, Virginia is declared the new capital of the Confederate States of America.
- 1937Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.
- 1941The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.
- 1976An earthquake strikes Friuli, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.
- 1983The Hitler diaries are revealed as a hoax after examination by experts.
- 1994Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
- 2002Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated by an animal rights activist.
Who were born on May 6?
- 1405George Kastrioti Skanderbeg, Albanian hero (d. 1468)
- 1906André Weil, French mathematician (d. 1998)
- 1906Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican writer (d. 2005)
- 1907Weeb Ewbank, American football coach (d. 1998)
- 1979Nikki Hayes, Irish radio personality
- 1980Dimitris Diamantidis, Greek basketball player
- 1981Edyta Śliwińska, Polish dancer
- 1985Chris Paul, American basketball player
- 1986Roman Kreuziger, Czech Astana pro cyclist
- 1991Valerio Frasca, Italian footballer
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