May 6th

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The May 6 is the 126th day of the Gregorian calendar (127th in leap years ), thus remaining 239 days until the end of the year. Even the Roman and the Julian calendar to know May 6 (or Maius ). Dates prior to the Gregorian calendar reform are usually given in the Julian calendar.

Historic anniversaries
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Events

Politics and world events

1191: Richard the Lionheart
1527: Sacco di Roma
1622: Battle of Wimpfen
1682: Versailles Palace
1860: Garibaldi's departure
1863: Location near Chancellorsville on May 6th
1882: Chinese Exclusion Act
1893: Count Leo von Caprivi
1910: George V.
1935: WPA logo
1945: The German parliamentarians
1954: Alfredo Stroessner
1979: The election result in Austria
1998: Kazakhstan
2002: Pim Fortuyn
2012: François Hollande

economy

1840: One Penny Black
Expo 1889
Poster for the 1911 hygiene exhibition

science and technology

1754: Dorothea Christiane Erxleben
1993: Ulrich Walter

Culture

1719: first edition by Robinson Crusoe
  • 1719 : The novel The Life and strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, where-in all the Men perished but himself. With An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by Pyrates. Written by Himself. by Daniel Defoe is published. The novel becomes an overwhelming success.
1727: Giovanni Battista Bononcini

society

1849: Adolph Kolping

religion

Disasters

1842: Hamburg fire on May 6th
1937: The burning Hindenburg

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .

Sports

  • 1954 : Roger Bannister , British medical student, is the first person to run the English mile (1609.35 meters) in under four minutes (3: 59.4 min) in Oxford.
  • 2017 : An attempt organized by Nike to run the marathon distance in less than 2:00 hours just failed. Eliud Kipchoge takes 26 seconds longer than intended.

Entries of athletics world records can be found under the respective discipline under athletics .

Born

Before the 18th century

Skanderbeg (* 1405)

18th century

Maximilien Robespierre (* 1758)

19th century

1801-1850

Max Eyth (* 1836)

1851-1900

Sigmund Freud (* 1856)
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (* 1880)
Rudolph Valentino (* 1895)

20th century

1901-1925

Orson Welles (born 1915)

1926-1950

Willie Mays (* 1931)
Michael Löwy (* 1938)
Heinz Eggert (* 1946)

1951-1975

Gerhard Gruber (* 1951)
Tony Blair (born 1953)
George Clooney (born 1961)
Nathalie Stutzmann (* 1965)

1976-2000

Wolke Hegenbarth (* 1980)
Anouk Hoogendijk (* 1985)
Jonas Valančiūnas (* 1992)

21st century

Died

Before the 17th century

Friedrich von Hausen († 1190)
François de Montmorency († 1579)

17th and 18th centuries

Anders Celsius († 1744)

19th century

Alexander von Humboldt († 1859)

20th century

1901-1950

King Edward VII († 1910)
Johannes Aisch († 1939)

1951-2000

Maria Montessori († 1952)
József Mindszenty († 1975)
Marlene Dietrich († 1992)

21st century

Pim Fortuyn († 2002)
Giulio Andreotti († 2013)

Holidays and memorial days

Individual evidence


The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .


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