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Sunday May 6, 2018

May 6: Day of the Week

May 6, 2018 was the 126th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 239 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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)

  • 1659
    English Restoration: A faction of the British Army removes Richard Cromwell as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth and reinstalls the Rump Parliament.
  • 1757
    Battle of Prague – A Prussian army fights an Austrian army in Prague during the Seven Years’ War.
  • 1757
    English poet Christopher Smart is admitted into St Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics in London, beginning his six-year confinement to mental asylums.
  • 1910
    George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
  • 1942
    World War II: On Corregidor, the last American forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Prague Offensive, the last major battle of the Eastern Front, begins.
  • 1962
    St. Martín de Porres is canonized by Pope John XXIII.
  • 1994
    Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
  • 1999
    First elections to the devolved Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly held.
  • 2001
    During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.

Who were born on May 6?

  • 1501
    Pope Marcellus II (d. 1555)
  • 1902
    Harry Golden, American journalist (d. 1981)
  • 1904
    Raymond Bailey, American actor (d. 1980)
  • 1943
    Andreas Baader, member of the German terrorist organization Red Army Faction (d. 1977)
  • 1956
    Lakis Lazopoulos, Greek comedian and scriptwriter
  • 1958
    Lolita Flores, Spanish singer and actress
  • 1971
    Chris Shiflett, American guitarist (Foo Fighters)
  • 1977
    Mark Eaton, American ice hockey player
  • 1979
    Kerry Ellis, West End actress / singer
  • 1989
    Dominika Cibulková, Slovakian tennis player

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