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    What happened on May 6

    • May 6, 0523 Death - Thrasamunde king of Vandalen

    • May 6, 0973 Birthday - Henry II Roman Catholic German king/emperor (1002/14-24)

    • May 6, 0988 Death - Dirk II West Frisian count of Holland

    • May 6, 1085 "Death - King Alfonso VI of Len conquered Toledo, dies"

    • May 6, 1124 "Death - Balak Emir of Aleppo, murdered"

    • May 6, 1475 "Death - Dieric Bouts Dutch painter, dies at about 64"

    • May 6, 1476 Emperor Frederik III of Habsburg & duke Charles the Stout arrange marriage of their children

    • May 6, 1501 "Birthday - Marcellus II [Marcello Cervini] Italy, humanist/Pope (1555, 22 days)"

    • May 6, 1527 "Death - Karel van Bourbon military governor (Lombardije), dies at 37"

    • May 6, 1527 Spanish & German Imperial troops sack Rome; ending the Renaissance

    • May 6, 1527 "Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. 147 Swiss Guards, including their commander, died fighting the forces of Charles V during the Sack of Rome in order to allow Pope Clement VII to escape into Castel Sant'Angelo."

    • May 6, 1529 Battle at Gogra: Mogol emperor Babur beats Afghans & Bengals

    • May 6, 1536 King Henry VIII orders translated Bibles be placed in every church.

    • May 6, 1536 "King Henry VIII, orders bible be placed in every church"

    • May 6, 1540 "Death - Jean Luis Vives Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48"

    • May 6, 1542 "Francis Xavier reached Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time."

    • May 6, 1581 "Birthday - Frans Francken the Younger, painter"

    • May 6, 1598 Arch duke Albrecht & Isabella become monarch of Southern Netherlands

    • May 6, 1604 Leon VII Spanish poet's first poem is published: La Cocina

    • May 6, 1606 Birthday - Lorenzo Lippi [Perlone Zipoli] poet/painter

    • May 6, 1626 Dutch colonist Paul Minuit buys Manhattan for $24 in trinkets

    • May 6, 1638 "Death - Cornelius Jansen theologian (Jansenism), dies"

    • May 6, 1642 "Death - Frans Francken the Younger, Flemish painter, dies on 61st birthday"

    • May 6, 1644 Johan Mauritius resigns as Governor of Brazil

    • May 6, 1648 Battle at Z¢lty Wody-Bohdan Chmielricki's Cossaks beat John II Casimir

    • May 6, 1666 "Death - Paul Siefert composer, dies at 79"

    • May 6, 1667 "Death - Johann Jacob Froberger German singer/organist/composer, dies at 50"

    • May 6, 1672 Brandenburgs monarch Frederik Willem signs treaty with Netherlands

    • May 6, 1678 "Death - Joseph de La Barre composer, dies at 44"

    • May 6, 1682 Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles.

    • May 6, 1727 "Death - Catharina I Latvia tsarina of Russia, dies at about 42"

    • May 6, 1739 "Death - Bernardus Smijtegelt vicar (Gekrookte Reed), dies at 63"

    • May 6, 1753 French King Louis XV observes transit of Mercury at Mendon Castle

    • May 6, 1757 Battle at Prague: Frederik II of Prussia beats emperor army

    • May 6, 1757 Battle of Prague - A Prussian army fought an Austrian army in Prague during the Seven Years' War.

    • May 6, 1758 "Birthday - Maximilien Robespierre Arras Fr, French revolutionary/avocat (1781)"

    • May 6, 1759 Birthday - Franois Andrieux French writer/politician

    • May 6, 1769 Birthday - Ferdinand III archduke of Austria/ruler of Toscane

    • May 6, 1776 "Death - James Kent composer, dies at 76"

    • May 6, 1785 Birthday - Arvir A Afzelius Swedish story teller

    • May 6, 1786 Birthday - Ludwig Brne writer

    • May 6, 1790 Birthday - Vaclav Vilem Wurfel composer

    • May 6, 1794 "Death - Jean-Jacques Beauvarget-Charpentier composer, dies at 59"

    • May 6, 1794 "Haiti, under Toussaint L'Ouverture, revolts against France"

    • May 6, 1800 Birthday - Ferdinand Marcucci composer

    • May 6, 1801 "Birthday - George Sears Greene Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899"

    • May 6, 1802 Birthday - Friedrich Wilhelm Schirmer artist

    • May 6, 1804 Suriname sold to English (until February 1816)

    • May 6, 1806 "Birthday - Chapin Aaron Harris US, founded America Society of Dental Surgeons"

    • May 6, 1806 London announces a blockade of the European coast from Brest to the Elbe May 6 but permits ships from neutral nations to pass if they are not carrying goods to or from enemy ports


    • May 6, 1809 Birthday - William Walker composer

    • May 6, 1812 "Birthday - Martin Robinson Delaney Charlestown VA, 1st black major in US Medical Corps"

    • May 6, 1813 "Birthday - Joseph Tarr Copeland Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1893"

    • May 6, 1814 Birthday - Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst composer

    • May 6, 1814 "Death - George Joseph Vogler composer, dies at 64"

    • May 6, 1816 The American Bible Society is founded in New York City.

    • May 6, 1825 "Birthday - Joseph Bailey Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867"

    • May 6, 1829 Birthday - Phoebe Ann Coffin 1st female ordained minister in New England

    • May 6, 1830 Birthday - Guido Gezelle Flemish priest/poet

    • May 6, 1833 John Deere makes first steel plow

    • May 6, 1835 "James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald."

    • May 6, 1835 The first edition of New York Herald (price 1›)

    • May 6, 1836 "Death - Christian Ignatius Latrobe composer, dies at 78"

    • May 6, 1838 Birthday - Alfred Humphreys Pease composer

    • May 6, 1840 The first postage stamps (Penny Black) issued (Great Britain) (try and buy it now!)

    • May 6, 1840 The Penny Black postage stamp is valid for use in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

    • May 6, 1841 "Death - John Thomson composer, dies at 35"

    • May 6, 1843 "Birthday - Grove Karl Gilbert geologist, investigated Lake Bonneville UT"

    • May 6, 1844 Johan Thorbecke argue general right to vote

    • May 6, 1848 Otto Tank ends slavery in Suriname colony

    • May 6, 1849 Birthday - Wyatt Eaton artist

    • May 6, 1851 "Dr John Gorrie patents a ""refrigeration machine"""

    • May 6, 1851 Linus Yale patents Yale-lock

    • May 6, 1851 New slave regulations go into effect in Suriname

    • May 6, 1851 San Fransisco Chamber of Commerce starts

    • May 6, 1852 "Death - Charles-Louis-Joseph Hanssens composer, dies at 75"

    • May 6, 1853 The first major US rail disaster kills 46 (Norwalk CT)

    • May 6, 1856 "Birthday - Robert Edwin Peary US, arctic explorer (North Pole-April 6 1909)"

    • May 6, 1856 "Birthday - Sigmund Freud Freiberg Moravia, cigar smoker, father of psycho-analysis"

    • May 6, 1856 "Death - William Hamilton metaphysicist, dies"

    • May 6, 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 India's Independence.

    • May 6, 1858 Birthday - Georges Adolphe Hue composer

    • May 6, 1859 "Birthday - Luis Mara Drago Argentina, statesman, anti-interventionist"

    • May 6, 1859 Birthday - Willem J T Kloos Dutch poet (Act of Simple Justice)

    • May 6, 1859 "Death - Friedrich Heinrich Alexander explorer/scientist, dies"

    • May 6, 1860 Giuseppe Garibaldi's Mille set sail from Genoa to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

    • May 6, 1861 American Civil War: Arkansas secedes from the Union.

    • May 6, 1861 Arkansas & Tennessee become 9th & 10th states to secede from US

    • May 6, 1861 Birthday - Radindranath Tagore Hindu poet/mystic/composer (Nobel 1913)

    • May 6, 1861 Jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between US & Confederacy

    • May 6, 1862 "Death - Henry David Thoreau US writer/pacifist (Walden Pond), dies at 44"

    • May 6, 1864 Battle of Port Walthall Junction VA

    • May 6, 1864 "Death - Henry Livermore Abbott US Union Brigadier-General, dies in battle"

    • May 6, 1864 "Death - Micah Jenkins Confederate Brigadier-General (friendly fire), dies at 28"

    • May 6, 1868 "Birthday - Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont Poland, novelist (Chiopi, Nobel-1924)"

    • May 6, 1869 Birthday - Jan R Slotemaker de Brune Dutch clergyman/politician (CHU)

    • May 6, 1869 Birthday - Joseph Cuvelier Belgian historian/archivist

    • May 6, 1870 "Birthday - Amedos Peter Giannini San Jose CA, founded Bank of America"

    • May 6, 1870 Birthday - John McClutcheon cartoonist (Pulitzer Prize-1931)

    • May 6, 1871 Birthday - August Reusner composer

    • May 6, 1871 Birthday - Ch Morgenstern writer

    • May 6, 1875 "Birthday - William Daniel Leahy Iowa, 5 star Admiral/chief of staff (1949)"

    • May 6, 1877 Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.

    • May 6, 1879 Birthday - Johan H T Norlind Swedish musicologist

    • May 6, 1880 "Birthday - Baron W Edmund Archangel & Ironside, British fieldmarshal"

    • May 6, 1880 Birthday - Ernst L Kirchner German painter (Die Brcke)

    • May 6, 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration

    • May 6, 1882 "Death - Lord Frederick Cavendish assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin"

    • May 6, 1882 "Death - Thomas Henry Burke assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin"

    • May 6, 1882 Epping Forest England dedicated by Queen Victoria

    • May 6, 1882 The Congress of the U.S.A. pass the Chinese Exclusion Act.

    • May 6, 1883 Birthday - Jos Ortega y Gasset Spanish philosopher/author [or May 9]

    • May 6, 1888 "Birthday - Emmanuel Celler (Representative-D-NY, 1923-73)"

    • May 6, 1889 Birthday - Arthur Morison typographer

    • May 6, 1889 "The Eiffel Tower designed by French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, 57, is completed at Paris for the Universal Exhibition that opens"

    • May 6, 1889 The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.

    • May 6, 1890 "Birthday - Claire Whitney New York NY, silent film actress (Blind Fools, Haunted Mine)"

    • May 6, 1890 "Death - Hubert Leonard composer, dies at 71"

    • May 6, 1890 Mormon Church renounces polygamy [1006-Truth Restored (Morman pub)]

    • May 6, 1891 Conductors on London General Omnibus Company go on strike

    • May 6, 1892 "Death - Ernest Guiraud composer, dies at 54"

    • May 6, 1894 Birthday - Filip Lazar composer

    • May 6, 1895 "Birthday - Rudolph Valentino Castellaneta Italy, sheik/actor (Eagle)"

    • May 6, 1897 Birthday - Paul Alverdes German writer (Pfeiferstube)

    • May 6, 1898 "Birthday - Daniel Gerber Freemont MI, beloved by babies at mealtime"

    • May 6, 1902 "Birthday - Harry Golden Jewish humorist/writer (2 Plain, Only in America)"

    • May 6, 1902 "Birthday - Max Ophls Saarland, director/writer (Letters From an Unknown Woman)"

    • May 6, 1902 Birthday - Walter Dawson British Air Chief marshall

    • May 6, 1902 British SS Camorta sinks off Rangoon; 739 die

    • May 6, 1902 Zulu assault at Holkrantz South-Africa

    • May 6, 1904 American Lung Association holds its first meeting

    • May 6, 1904 "Birthday - Catherine Lacey London England, actress (Sorcerors)"

    • May 6, 1904 "Birthday - Harry Martinson Sweden, novelist/poet (Trade Wind-Nobel 1974)"

    • May 6, 1904 "Death - Franz von Lenbach German painter, dies at 67"

    • May 6, 1905 Birthday - [Bernard] Toots Shor raconteur/restauranteur (Toots Shor)

    • May 6, 1905 Birthday - Norman De Tar composer

    • May 6, 1906 Birthday - Andr Weil [Bourbaki] French/US mathematician

    • May 6, 1907 "Birthday - Weeb Ewbank NFL coach (Baltimore Colts, New York Jets)"

    • May 6, 1908 Birthday - Necil Kazim Akses composer

    • May 6, 1908 "Death - Jean Rville French vicar (Le Prophtisme Hbreu), dies at 53"

    • May 6, 1909 Great White Fleet anchors in San Francisco

    • May 6, 1910 Birthday - Antoon Breyne Belgian journalist

    • May 6, 1910 "Death - Edward VII King of England (1901-10), dies at 68"

    • May 6, 1910 "George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII."

    • May 6, 1910 King George V ascends to British throne

    • May 6, 1912 Birthday - Barend Roest Crollius painter/writer (Chronicle Sins of Youth)

    • May 6, 1912 "Birthday - Bill Quinn New York NY, actor (Rifleman, Van Ranseleer-All in the Family)"

    • May 6, 1912 Birthday - Hugh Martell British Vice Admiral

    • May 6, 1913 "Birthday - Carmen Cavallaro New York NY, actor (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe)"

    • May 6, 1913 Birthday - Gyula David composer

    • May 6, 1913 Birthday - Jack [John T] Aitken British anatomist

    • May 6, 1913 Birthday - Kenneth Horne English paper manufacturer/multi-millionaire

    • May 6, 1913 Birthday - Ronald Harris British 1st Church Estates Commissioner

    • May 6, 1913 "Birthday - Stewart Granger [James Stewart], London, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)"

    • May 6, 1913 "King Nikita I of Montenegro vacates Skoetari, North-Albania"

    • May 6, 1914 British House of Lords rejects women suffrage

    • May 6, 1915 "Allies attack Cape Helles, Hellespont"

    • May 6, 1915 "Birthday - George Perle Bayonne NJ, composer (12 Tone Tonality)"

    • May 6, 1915 Birthday - John Arnold British high court judge

    • May 6, 1915 "Birthday - May Henriquez-Alvarez Curaao, sculptor"

    • May 6, 1915 "Birthday - Orson Welles Kenosha WI, actor (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds)"

    • May 6, 1915 Birthday - Theodore H White historian/writer (Making of the President)

    • May 6, 1915 Birthday - Theodore H White historian/writer (Making of the President)

    • May 6, 1915 German U-20 sinks Centurion SE of Ireland

    • May 6, 1916 "Belgian troop march into Kigali, German East-Africa"

    • May 6, 1916 Birthday - Adriana Caselotti animation voice (Show White)

    • May 6, 1916 "Death - Dirk Bos Dutch MP (Liberal), dies at 53"

    • May 6, 1916 "Death - Earl Ross Drake composer, dies at 50"

    • May 6, 1916 "First ship-to-shore radio telephone voice conversation from USS New Hampshire off Virginia Capes to SECNAV Josephus Daniels in Washington, DC"

    • May 6, 1918 Birthday - Godfrey Ridout composer

    • May 6, 1918 Birthday - Sydney Chatton England

    • May 6, 1919 Birthday - Frank Ereaut Balliff of Jersey

    • May 6, 1919 "Death - Frank Lyman Baum author (Wizard of Oz), dies at 62"

    • May 6, 1919 "Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; German East Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German Southwest Africa to South Africa"

    • May 6, 1920 Birthday - John Henderson Lord-Lieutenant (Berkshire England)

    • May 6, 1921 Birthday - Erich Freid writer

    • May 6, 1921 Birthday - Freddy Randall jazz trumpeteer

    • May 6, 1921 Birthday - Robert Fell CEO (British Stock Exchange)

    • May 6, 1922 Birthday - Alan Ross editor (London Magazine)

    • May 6, 1922 "Birthday - Carlos J Moorhead (Representative-R-CA, 1973- )"

    • May 6, 1922 Birthday - John Ernest constructionist artist

    • May 6, 1922 "Birthday - Pat Harder Milwaukee WI, NFL fullback (Cardinals, Lions)"

    • May 6, 1923 "Birthday - Elizabeth Sellars Glasgow Scotland, actress (Chalk Garden)"

    • May 6, 1923 Birthday - Guiseppe Martelli physicist

    • May 6, 1924 "Birthday - Mimi Benzell Bridgeport CT, operatic soprano (Gilda-Rigoletto)"

    • May 6, 1924 "Death - Carel S Adama van Scheltema poet/writer (socialism), dies at 47"

    • May 6, 1925 Birthday - Patrick Meany CEO (Rank Organization)

    • May 6, 1926 "Birthday - [Martin] Ross Hunter Cleveland OH, actor (Ever Since Paris)"

    • May 6, 1926 Birthday - John Hamilton-Jones CEO (Richmond Enterprises)/British Major-General

    • May 6, 1926 "Birthday - Marguerite Piazza New Orleans LA, operatic soprano (Young Broadway)"

    • May 6, 1927 "Birthday - Ettore Manni Rome Italy, actor (Fatal Desire, Heroes in Hell)"

    • May 6, 1927 "Birthday - Michael Frederick cricketer (one Test West Indies vs England 1954, scored 0 & 30)"

    • May 6, 1929 "Birthday - John Polk Allen Carnegie OK, CEO (Biosphere 2)"

    • May 6, 1929 Birthday - John Taylor bishop (St Albans)/Lord High Almoner to Queen

    • May 6, 1929 Birthday - Rosemary Camp president (Council for British Archaeology)

    • May 6, 1931 "Birthday - Marvin Leath (Representative-D-TX, 1979- )"

    • May 6, 1931 "Birthday - Willie Mays Westfield AL, Hall of Fame baseball centerfielder, ""Say Hey Kid"" (New York Giants, New York Mets, 660 homeruns, National League MVP 1954)"

    • May 6, 1932 Birthday - Gunther Hauk composer

    • May 6, 1932 Birthday - John Bond cricket umpire

    • May 6, 1932 Birthday - Viscount Coke English large landowner/art collector

    • May 6, 1933 Birthday - Lord Pender

    • May 6, 1933 Italy & USSR sign trade agreement

    • May 6, 1934 "Birthday - Richard C Shelby (Representative-D-AL (1979-86)/Senator-D-AL, 1987- )"

    • May 6, 1935 British King George & Queen Mary celebrates silver jubilee

    • May 6, 1935 New Deal: Executive Order 7034 creates the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

    • May 6, 1936 "Birthday - Joanna Dunham actress (Possession, House the Dripped Blood)"

    • May 6, 1936 Birthday - Sylvia Robinson rocker (Mickey & Sylvia-Love is Strange)

    • May 6, 1936 "Death - Hans Jelmoli composer, dies at 59"

    • May 6, 1937 "Dirigible Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst NJ (36 die, captured on film and radio live)"

    • May 6, 1937 "Hindenberg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenberg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed."

    • May 6, 1938 Birthday - Eleanor Platt QC

    • May 6, 1938 "Dutch writer Maurits Dekker sentenced to 50 days for ""offending a friendly head of state"" (Hitler)"

    • May 6, 1939 Birthday - Anthony Blacker master-general of Ordnance

    • May 6, 1939 Birthday - Herbie Cox rocker (Cleftones)

    • May 6, 1939 Birthday - Zhanna Dmitriyevna Yerkina Russian cosmonaut

    • May 6, 1940 Birthday - Henry Habibe Arubian poet (Kerensentenchi)

    • May 6, 1940 "Birthday - Murray Sidlin Baltimore MD, conductor (National Symphony 1973-77)"

    • May 6, 1940 John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.

    • May 6, 1941 At California's March Field Bob Hope performs his first USO show.

    • May 6, 1941 "Birthday - Fred J Eckert (Representative-D-NY, 1985-87)"

    • May 6, 1941 Birthday - Ghena Dimitrova actress (Nabucco)

    • May 6, 1941 Joseph Stalin became premier of Russia

    • May 6, 1942 Birthday - Colin Earl rocker

    • May 6, 1942 "CAPT Milton Miles arrives in Chungking, China, to begin building an intelligence and guerilla training organization, Naval Group China"

    • May 6, 1942 Corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies

    • May 6, 1942 "World War II: On Corregidor, the last American forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese."

    • May 6, 1943 British first army opens assault on Tunis

    • May 6, 1945 "Birthday - Bob Seger Dearborn MI, rocker (Silver Bullet Band-Shake Down)"

    • May 6, 1945 "Birthday - Richard Eyers Los Angeles CA, actor (My Friend Irma, Stagecoach West)"

    • May 6, 1945 Birthday - Victoria Bond composer

    • May 6, 1945 General J Blaskowitz surrenders German troops in Netherlands

    • May 6, 1945 German troops north of Italy surrender to General Devers of the U.S. 7th Army division.

    • May 6, 1945 "Naval landing force evacuates 500 Marshallese from Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands"

    • May 6, 1945 Tarakan town and airstrip captured

    • May 6, 1945 "World War II: Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops (first was on December 11, 1941)."

    • May 6, 1945 "World War II: The Prague Offensive, the last major battle of the Eastern Front, begins."

    • May 6, 1946 Birthday - Jim Ramstad (Representative-R-MN)

    • May 6, 1946 "Birthday - Sydne Rome Akron OH, actress (What?, Candy)"

    • May 6, 1947 Birthday - Andy Roberts cricketer (New Zealand batsman 1976)

    • May 6, 1947 "Birthday - Ben Masters Corvalis OR, actor (Vic-Another World, Making Mr Right)"

    • May 6, 1947 "Birthday - Dennis Cowan London, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band)"

    • May 6, 1947 "Birthday - Richard ""Dick"" Fosbury Portland OR, high jumper (Olympics-gold-68)"

    • May 6, 1947 Birthday - Sandra Fisher painter

    • May 6, 1948 Birthday - Lolita [Abrzame] Spanish singer (Esprame)

    • May 6, 1948 "Birthday - Richard Cox New York NY, actor (Mark-Executive Suite)"

    • May 6, 1948 Death - 43 communist rebels executed in Athens

    • May 6, 1949 "Birthday - David Cornell Leestma Muskegon MI, USN/astronaut (STS 41-G, 28, 45)"

    • May 6, 1949 "Death - A L Ochse cricketer (10 wickets in 3 Tests for South Africa 1927-29), dies"

    • May 6, 1949 "Death - P-M-B Maurice Maeterlinck Belgian philosopher (Nobel 1911), dies at 86"

    • May 6, 1950 Birthday - Robbie McIntosh drummer (Average White Band-Show your Hand)

    • May 6, 1950 "Death - Agnes Smedley writer, dies"

    • May 6, 1950 Liz Taylor's first marriage (Conrad Hilton Jr)

    • May 6, 1952 "Birthday - Chiaki Naito-Mukai Tatebayashi Japan, astronaut (STS 65, 95)"

    • May 6, 1952 "Death - Alberto Savinio Italian composer (Capitano Ulisse), dies at 60"

    • May 6, 1952 "Death - Maria Montessori Italian physician/educationist, dies at 81"

    • May 6, 1953 "Birthday - Lynn Whitfield Baton Rouge, actress (Josephine Baker, Equal Justice)"

    • May 6, 1953 "Birthday - Tony Blair British PM (Labour, 1997- )"

    • May 6, 1954 "Birthday - Sergei Nikolayevich Tresvyatsky Russia, cosmonaut"

    • May 6, 1954 Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.

    • May 6, 1954 Roger Bannister of Britain breaks 4 minute mile (3:59:4)

    • May 6, 1955 "Birthday - Donald A Thomas Cleveland OH, PhD/Astronaut (STS 65, 70, 83, 94)"

    • May 6, 1955 Birthday - John Hutton MP

    • May 6, 1955 West Germany joins NATO

    • May 6, 1957 Italian Government of Segni resigns

    • May 6, 1957 "Last broadcast of ""I Love Lucy"" on CBS-TV"

    • May 6, 1959 "Birthday - Aidan Quinn actor (Avalon, Crusoe, Desperately Seeking Susan)"

    • May 6, 1959 Birthday - Charles Hendry MP

    • May 6, 1959 Birthday - Eric D Fingerhut (Representative-D-OH)

    • May 6, 1959 "Birthday - Kate Collins Boston MA, actress (Natalie Hunter-All My Children)"

    • May 6, 1959 "Birthday - Scott Hood Seattle WA, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Montana Open-2nd)"

    • May 6, 1959 Iceland gunboats shoot at British fishing ships

    • May 6, 1960 Birthday - Bart de Boer Dutch guitarist (Ivy Green)

    • May 6, 1960 "Birthday - Julianne Phillips Lake Oswego OR, actress (Frankie Reed-Sisters)"

    • May 6, 1960 Birthday - Larry Steinbacheck keyboardist (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)

    • May 6, 1960 Birthday - Larry Steinbachek rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)

    • May 6, 1960 "Death - Paul Abraham Hungarian composer (Blume von Hawaii), dies at 67"

    • May 6, 1960 England's Princess Margaret marries Antony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon)

    • May 6, 1960 More than 20 million viewers watch the first ever televised royal wedding service when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.

    • May 6, 1960 Students attack Dutch embassy in Djakarta

    • May 6, 1960 "Trotsky's murderer Jacques Mornard (Ram¢n Mercader), freed in M‚xico"

    • May 6, 1961 "Birthday - Clay O'Brien Ray AZ, actor (Weedy-The Cowboys)"

    • May 6, 1961 "Birthday - George Clooney Lexington KY, actor (Dr Douglas Ross-ER, Batman)"

    • May 6, 1961 "Birthday - Roma Downey Derry Ire, actress (1 Life to Live, Touched by an Angel)"

    • May 6, 1961 "Death - Lucian Blaga philosopher/poet (Transcendental censor), dies at 65"

    • May 6, 1962 Antonio Segni elected President of Italy

    • May 6, 1962 Birthday - Neil Foster cricketer (England right-fast medium)

    • May 6, 1962 First nuclear warhead fired from Polaris submarine (Ethan Allen)

    • May 6, 1962 Pathet Lao breaks cease fire/conquerors Nam Tha Laos

    • May 6, 1962 St. Martn de Porres becomes canonized by Pope John XXIII.

    • May 6, 1963 Birthday - Alessandra Ferri British ballerina (American Ballet Theater)

    • May 6, 1963 "Death - Monty Wooley actor (Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner), dies at 74"

    • May 6, 1964 "Birthday - Dana Hill [Goetz] Van Nuys CA, actress (2 of Us, Shoot the Moon)"

    • May 6, 1964 "Birthday - Dana Hill Van Nuys CA, actress (2 of Us, Shoot the Moon)"

    • May 6, 1964 "Birthday - Kim Oden Irvine CA, US Olympic volleyball player (NCAA Play of Decade-80s)"

    • May 6, 1964 "Birthday - Mike Grob Billings MT, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Manitoba-3rd)"

    • May 6, 1964 Birthday - Mike McGruder NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

    • May 6, 1964 "Birthday - Roma Downey Derry Ireland, actress (JoAnna-One Life to Live)"

    • May 6, 1964 "Death - Harold Morris composer, dies at 74"

    • May 6, 1965 "Birthday - Bob Bassen Calgary, NHL center (Dallas Stars)"

    • May 6, 1965 Birthday - Ken Harvey NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)

    • May 6, 1965 Birthday - Norman Whiteside British soccer player

    • May 6, 1965 Birthday - Paul Frase NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

    • May 6, 1965 "Birthday - Tim Simpson Atlanta GA, Nike golfer (1985 Southern Open)"

    • May 6, 1965 Birthday - Zahid Sadiq cricketer

    • May 6, 1966 Canadian Minister of Finance announces a $20 Centennial gold coin

    • May 6, 1966 Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors Murders in England.

    • May 6, 1967 400 students seize administration building at Cheyney State College

    • May 6, 1967 "Birthday - Patrick F Manning Jr Poughkeepsie NY, rower (Olympics-92)"

    • May 6, 1967 Zakir Hussain elected first Moslem President of India

    • May 6, 1968 "Battle between students & troops in Paris France, 1000 injured"

    • May 6, 1968 Birthday - Andy Kelly WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)

    • May 6, 1968 "Birthday - Linnea Marie Fayard Shreveport LA, Miss Louisiana-America (1991-5th)"

    • May 6, 1968 Spain closes border to Gibraltar except to Spaniards

    • May 6, 1969 "Birthday - Mark Thomas NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers, Packers, Bears)"

    • May 6, 1969 Birthday - Pascall Davis WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)

    • May 6, 1970 "Birthday - Emerson Martin NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers, Packers)"

    • May 6, 1970 Yuchiro Miura of Japan skis down Mount Everest

    • May 6, 1971 Birthday - Rob Holmberg NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)

    • May 6, 1971 "Death - Helene Weigel Austrian/German actress (Metropolis), dies at 70"

    • May 6, 1972 "Birthday - Dean Larsson British Columbia Canada, Nike golfer (1994 Monterey Open-46th)"

    • May 6, 1972 "Birthday - Martin Brodeur Montral, NHL goalie (New Jersey Devils, Team Canada)"

    • May 6, 1972 "In the second most active dog-fight day of the war, Navy flyers shot down two iG-17s and two MiG-21s."

    • May 6, 1973 Birthday - Clay Williams OL (Indianapolis Colts)

    • May 6, 1973 "Birthday - Joe Spiteri Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics-96)"

    • May 6, 1973 "Birthday - Wendy Ward San Antonio TX, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Classic-15th)"

    • May 6, 1973 "Death - Ernest MacMillan composer, dies at 79"

    • May 6, 1974 "Bundy victim Roberta Parks disappears from OSU, Corvallis OR"

    • May 6, 1974 "Stolen ""Guitar Player"" painting by Jan Vermeer found in London"

    • May 6, 1975 Bundy victim Lynette Culver disappears from Pocatello ID

    • May 6, 1975 "Death - Jzsef Mindszenty [Joseph Prehm], Hungarian cardinal, dies at 83"

    • May 6, 1975 Early warnings provided by REACT (ham radio operators) means only 3 people die in tornado that strikes Omaha NE

    • May 6, 1976 "Birthday - Lindsay Page Madison WI, figure skater (1997 E Great Lakes Senior-3rd)"

    • May 6, 1976 "Death - Karel Cruysberghs Flemish author (On the Pulpit), dies at 85"

    • May 6, 1977 """Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl"" released in UK"

    • May 6, 1977 Birthday - Gabriela Aguilar Miss Costa Rica Universe (1997)

    • May 6, 1977 "Birthday - Shannon Shakespeare Mission British Columbia, 100 meter swimmer (Olympics-96)"

    • May 6, 1977 "Birthday - Trent Steed Sydney New South Wales Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)"

    • May 6, 1978 "Death - Ethelda Bleibtrey US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1920), dies at 76"

    • May 6, 1978 "Death - Ko van Dijk Jr Dutch actor (Zaak M P), dies at 61"

    • May 6, 1978 South Africa military goes into Angola

    • May 6, 1979 Fred Markham set a bicycle speed record of 81.8 kph over 200 meters

    • May 6, 1980 Birthday - Brooke Bennett 800 meter freestyle (Olympics-gold-96)

    • May 6, 1980 "Birthday - Kasumi Takahashi Tokyo Japan, Australian rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)"

    • May 6, 1981 "A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Ying Lin's design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from 1,421 other entries."

    • May 6, 1981 US expels Libyan diplomats

    • May 6, 1982 Death - Sam Baker dies

    • May 6, 1983 The Hitler diaries were revealed as a hoax when experts examined the books and concluded that they were fake.

    • May 6, 1984 Jos‚ Napoleon Duarte wins El Salvador presidential election

    • May 6, 1985 17th Space Shuttle Mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 lands at Edwards Air Force Base

    • May 6, 1986 Berlin: Real Madrid wins 15th UEFA Cup

    • May 6, 1986 Donald E Pelotte becomes first native American bishop

    • May 6, 1987 "Death - William J Casey director of CIA (1981-87), dies at 73"

    • May 6, 1987 Gary Hart denies affair with model Donna Rice

    • May 6, 1987 Mario Andretti sets the one-lap speed record at Indianapolis 500 at 218.204 MPH

    • May 6, 1987 PTL's Jim Bakker & Rich Dortch dismissed from Assemblies of God

    • May 6, 1988 "An airplane going from Namsos to Brnnysund in Norway crashes into the side of the Torghatten mountain, killing all 36 passengers and crew."

    • May 6, 1989 "Death - Guy Williams actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), dies at 65"

    • May 6, 1990 "Death - Charles Farrell actor (Vern-My Little Margie), dies at 89"

    • May 6, 1990 Former President PW Botha quit South Africa's ruling National Party

    • May 6, 1990 Tom Cruise is ticketed for careless operation of a vehicle in South Carolina

    • May 6, 1991 "Death - Anthony van Kampen writer (Ketelbinkie, Geschonden Eldorado), dies"

    • May 6, 1991 "Death - Chucky Mullins US soccer player, dies"

    • May 6, 1991 Death - Thomas A Carlin dies at 62

    • May 6, 1991 "Death - Wilfrid Hyde-White British actor (Peyton Place/140+ films), dies at 87"

    • May 6, 1991 Phillie Lenny Dykstra slams his sports car into 2 trees

    • May 6, 1992 "Death - Jilly Rizzo restauranteur/friend of Frank Sinatra, dies in car at 75"

    • May 6, 1992 "Death - Marlene Dietrich [Maria Losch], actress (Angel), dies in Paris at 90"

    • May 6, 1992 Werder Bremen wins 32nd Europe Cup II

    • May 6, 1993 "Death - Ann Todd actress (Things to Come, Danny Boy), dies of stroke at 84"

    • May 6, 1993 "Death - Minnie Gentry actress (Def by Temptation), dies in New York at 77"

    • May 6, 1993 STS-55 (Columbia) lands

    • May 6, 1994 Chunnel linking England & France officially opens

    • May 6, 1994 Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait sets fire to the couch on Tonight Show

    • May 6, 1994 "Death - Fred Sadoff actor (Quiet American), dies of AIDS at 67"

    • May 6, 1994 "Death - Haskell ""Cool Papa"" Sadler blues singer/guitarist, dies at 59"

    • May 6, 1994 "Death - Helen Lessore artist, dies at 86"

    • May 6, 1994 "Death - Montague Modlyn broadcaster, dies at 72"

    • May 6, 1994 "Death - Moses Rosen Romania's chief rabbi, dies at 81"

    • May 6, 1994 "Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones files suit against President Bill Clinton, alleging he'd sexually harassed her in 1991."

    • May 6, 1994 House passes the assault weapons ban

    • May 6, 1994 Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

    • May 6, 1994 "Nelson Mandela & his ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa"

    • May 6, 1995 Classic Sports Network begins on cable TV

    • May 6, 1995 "Death - Dona Maria Pia de Braganca pretender to Port throne, dies at 88"

    • May 6, 1995 "Death - Leanoard ""Red"" Truss R&B singer, dies at 47"

    • May 6, 1995 "Death - Nicholas Palmer TV writer/producer, dies at 57"

    • May 6, 1996 "Death - Frank Hercules writer, dies at 85"

    • May 6, 1996 "Death - Geoffrey Dawes physiologist, dies at 78"

    • May 6, 1996 "Death - Geoffrey Hodges bomb disposal expert, dies at 87"

    • May 6, 1996 "Death - Joseph Stone lawyer, dies at 79"

    • May 6, 1996 "Death - Leon Joseph Suenens cardinal, dies at 91"

    • May 6, 1996 "Death - Michael Gerzon mathematician, dies at 50"

    • May 6, 1996 Guatemala's leftist guerrillas sign key accord with government of President

    • May 6, 1996 "The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared."

    • May 6, 1997 Army Staff Sergeant Delmar Simpson gets 25-year sentence for rape

    • May 6, 1997 Michael Jackson & Bee Gees inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

    • May 6, 2001 "During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque."

    • May 6, 2002 Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is shot and killed by an animal rights activist.







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