About May 6

May 6, 2021 is the 126th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 239 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Taurus is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 271 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 6

  • 1536
    King Henry VIII orders English language Bibles be placed in every church.
  • 1757
    Battle of Prague – A Prussian army fights an Austrian army in Prague during the Seven Years’ War.
  • 1801
    Captain Thomas Cochrane in the 14-gun HMS Speedy captures the 32-gun Spanish frigate El Gamo.
  • 1816
    The American Bible Society is founded in New York City.
  • 1835
    James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald.
  • 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 Indian Independence.
  • 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.
  • 1935
    The first flight of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk.
  • 1940
    John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
  • 1941
    At California’s March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.
  • 1945
    World War II: Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops.
  • 1954
    Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.
  • 1962
    St. Martín de Porres is canonized by Pope John XXIII.
  • 1972
    Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara for attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.
  • 1976
    An earthquake strikes Friuli, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.
  • 1997
    The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank’s 300-year history.
  • 1998
    Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.
  • 1999
    First elections to the devolved Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly held.

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