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Thursday May 6, 2021

May 6: Day of the Week

May 6, 2021 is the 126th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 239 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 1801
    Captain Thomas Cochrane in the 14-gun HMS Speedy captures the 32-gun Spanish frigate El Gamo.
  • 1857
    The 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.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Arkansas secedes from the Union.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Richmond, Virginia is declared the new capital of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1882
    The United States Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act.
  • 1889
    The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.
  • 1935
    The first flight of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk.
  • 1962
    St. Martín de Porres is canonized by Pope John XXIII.
  • 1997
    The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank’s 300-year history.
  • 2010
    The second largest intraday point swing in Dow Jones Industrial Average history occurs.

Who were born on May 6?

  • 1880
    William J. Simmons, American Ku Klux Klan leader (d. 1945)
  • 1880
    Winifred Brunton, British-born South African painter (d. 1959)
  • 1922
    Vladimir Etush, Russian actor
  • 1928
    Robert Poujade, French politician
  • 1945
    Jimmie Dale Gilmore, American musician
  • 1947
    Martha Nussbaum, American philosopher
  • 1951
    Samuel Doe, President of Liberia (d. 1990)
  • 1958
    Lolita Flores, Spanish singer and actress
  • 1970
    Roland Kun, Nauruan politician
  • 1977
    Mark Eaton, American ice hockey player

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