May 6: Day of the Week
May 6, 2019 is the 126th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 239 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1527Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. 147 Swiss Guards, including their commander, die fighting the forces of Charles V in order to allow Pope Clement VII to escape into Castel Sant'Angelo.
- 1542Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time.
- 1844The Glaciarium, the world’s first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens.
- 1857The British East India Company disbands the 34th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry whose sepoy Mangal Pandey had earlier revolted against the British and is considered to be the First Martyr in the War of Indian Independence.
- 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.
- 1960More than 20 million viewers watch the first televised royal wedding when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.
- 1962St. Martín de Porres is canonized by Pope John XXIII.
- 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.
Who were born on May 6?
- 1880Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German painter (d. 1938)
- 1924Denny Wright, British guitarist (d. 1992)
- 1926Gilles Grégoire, Quebec politician, co-founder of the Parti Québécois (d. 2006)
- 1943Andreas Baader, member of the German terrorist organization Red Army Faction (d. 1977)
- 1944Anton Furst, American production designer (d. 1991)
- 1947Martha Nussbaum, American philosopher
- 1955Tom Bergeron, American game show host
- 1961Gina Riley, Australian actress, writer, singer and comedian
- 1970Roland Kun, Nauruan politician
- 1978Aleksandr Fyodorov, Russian bodybuilder
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