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Thursday May 6, 2021

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.

May 2021
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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)

  • 1757
    English poet Christopher Smart is admitted into St Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics in London, beginning his six-year confinement to mental asylums.
  • 1844
    The Glaciarium, the world’s first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens.
  • 1877
    Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
  • 1941
    The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.
  • 1942
    World War II: On Corregidor, the last American forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese.
  • 1981
    A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Ying Lin’s design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from 1,421 other entries.
  • 1994
    Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
  • 1996
    The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.
  • 1999
    First elections to the devolved Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly held.
  • 2001
    During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.

Who were born on May 6?

  • 1713
    Charles Batteux, French philosopher (d. 1780)
  • 1800
    Roman Sanguszko, Polish aristocrat and general (d. 1881)
  • 1879
    Bedřich Hrozný, Czech orientalist (d. 1952)
  • 1917
    Kal Mann, American lyricist (d. 2001)
  • 1952
    Christian Clavier, French actor
  • 1964
    Tony Scalzo, American musician (Fastball)
  • 1969
    Jim Magilton, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1980
    Nicole Brunner, American actress
  • 1989
    Dominika Cibulková, Slovakian tennis player
  • 1991
    Tyler, The Creator, American Rapper

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