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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)

  • 1542
    Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time.
  • 1682
    Louis XIV of France moves his court to the Palace of Versailles.
  • 1801
    Captain Thomas Cochrane in the 14-gun HMS Speedy captures the 32-gun Spanish frigate El Gamo.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Richmond, Virginia is declared the new capital of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1937
    Hindenburg 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.
  • 1941
    The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
  • 2002
    Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated by an animal rights activist.

Who were born on May 6?

  • 1405
    George Kastrioti Skanderbeg, Albanian hero (d. 1468)
  • 1906
    André Weil, French mathematician (d. 1998)
  • 1906
    Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican writer (d. 2005)
  • 1907
    Weeb Ewbank, American football coach (d. 1998)
  • 1979
    Nikki Hayes, Irish radio personality
  • 1980
    Dimitris Diamantidis, Greek basketball player
  • 1981
    Edyta Śliwińska, Polish dancer
  • 1985
    Chris Paul, American basketball player
  • 1986
    Roman Kreuziger, Czech Astana pro cyclist
  • 1991
    Valerio Frasca, Italian footballer

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