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Wednesday May 6, 2020

May 6: Day of the Week

May 6, 2020 was the 127th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 239 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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)

  • 1527
    Spanish 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.
  • 1659
    English Restoration: A faction of the British Army removes Richard Cromwell as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth and reinstalls the Rump Parliament.
  • 1835
    James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara for attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.
  • 1997
    The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank’s 300-year history.
  • 1998
    Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.
  • 2002
    Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated by an animal rights activist.

Who were born on May 6?

  • 1713
    Charles Batteux, French philosopher (d. 1780)
  • 1800
    Roman Sanguszko, Polish aristocrat and general (d. 1881)
  • 1871
    Christian Morgenstern, German author (d. 1914)
  • 1909
    Loyd Sigmon, American amateur radio broadcaster (d. 2004)
  • 1924
    Patricia Kennedy Lawford, American socialite (d. 2006)
  • 1942
    Rin Kaiho, professional go player
  • 1952
    Gerrit Zalm, Dutch politician and CEO (ABN AMRO)
  • 1953
    Graeme Souness, Scottish footballer/manager
  • 1977
    Mark Eaton, American ice hockey player
  • 1991
    Valerio Frasca, Italian footballer

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