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Friday May 6, 2022

May 6: Day of the Week

May 6, 2022 was the 126th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 239 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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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.
  • 1844
    The Glaciarium, the world’s first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens.
  • 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.
  • 1910
    George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
  • 1962
    St. Martín de Porres is canonized by Pope John XXIII.
  • 1966
    Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors Murders in England.
  • 1984
    103 Korean Martyrs are canonized by Pope John Paul II in Seoul
  • 2001
    During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
  • 2002
    Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated by an animal rights activist.

Who were born on May 6?

  • 1871
    Christian Morgenstern, German author (d. 1914)
  • 1880
    Winifred Brunton, British-born South African painter (d. 1959)
  • 1895
    Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian Nazi (d. 1946)
  • 1911
    Frank Nelson, American actor (d. 1986)
  • 1916
    Robert H. Dicke, American physicist (d. 1997)
  • 1924
    Denny Wright, British guitarist (d. 1992)
  • 1943
    Andreas Baader, member of the German terrorist organization Red Army Faction (d. 1977)
  • 1949
    Ross Bagdasarian, Jr., American voice actor and cartoonist
  • 1960
    Phyllis Treigle, American soprano
  • 1983
    Dani Alves, Brazilian footballer

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