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Monday May 6, 2019

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 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.

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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)

  • 1861
    American Civil War: Richmond, Virginia is declared the new capital of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville ends with the defeat of the Army of the Potomac by Confederate troops.
  • 1877
    Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
  • 1935
    The first flight of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Prague Offensive, the last major battle of the Eastern Front, begins.
  • 1960
    More than 20 million viewers watch the first televised royal wedding when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1976
    An earthquake strikes Friuli, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.
  • 1983
    The Hitler diaries are revealed as a hoax after examination by experts.
  • 1989
    Cedar Point opens Magnum XL-200, the first roller coaster to break the 200 ft height barrier, therefore spawning what is considered to be the “coaster wars”.
  • 2001
    During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.

Who were born on May 6?

  • 1574
    Pope Innocent X (d. 1655)
  • 1758
    André Masséna, French marshal (d. 1817)
  • 1916
    Sif Ruud, Swedish actress
  • 1928
    Robert Poujade, French politician
  • 1952
    Gregg Henry, American actor and country musician
  • 1961
    Gina Riley, Australian actress, writer, singer and comedian
  • 1972
    Martin Brodeur, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1978
    John Abraham, American football player
  • 1979
    Kerry Ellis, West End actress / singer
  • 1987
    Moon Geun Young, South Korean actress

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