May 6: Day of the Week
May 6, 2021 was the 126th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 239 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1801Captain Thomas Cochrane in the 14-gun HMS Speedy captures the 32-gun Spanish frigate El Gamo.
- 1863American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville ends with the defeat of the Army of the Potomac by Confederate troops.
- 1940John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
- 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.
- 1972Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara for attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.
- 1976An earthquake strikes Friuli, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.
- 1994Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones files a lawsuit against President Bill Clinton, alleging that he had sexually harassed her in 1991.
- 1994Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
- 2004Aslan Abashidze, leader of Georgia’s autonomous republic of Adjara resigns after public protests and months of stalemate with the central authorities.
Who were born on May 6?
- 1758Maximilien Robespierre, French Revolutionary (d. 1794)
- 1868Gaston Leroux, French writer (d. 1927)
- 1942Rin Kaiho, professional go player
- 1947Martha Nussbaum, American philosopher
- 1964Tony Scalzo, American musician (Fastball)
- 1968Lætitia Sadier, French singer (Stereolab)
- 1970Roland Kun, Nauruan politician
- 1977Marc Chouinard, French Canadian ice hockey player
- 1977Mark Eaton, American ice hockey player
- 1996Dominic Scott Kay, American actor
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