May 6 holidays in 2021

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
National Nurses Day
United states Observance
International No Diet Day
- Weird
National Beverage Day
- Weird
National Crepe Suzette Day
- Weird
National Day of Reason
- Weird
World Password Day
- Weird
National Day of Prayer
United states Observance
Martyr's Day
Lebanon Observance
Martyrs' Day
Syria Public Holiday
St. George's Day
Bulgaria National Holiday
Day of Gorans
Kosovo Observance

Historical Events on May 6

  • 1835: The first issue of the New York Herald is published by James Gordon Bennett, Sr. on this day.
  • 1840: The Black Penny postage stamp officially became valid to be used in Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 1861: Arkansas officially secedes from the United States.
  • 1863: The Army of the Potomac is defeated by Confederate forces at the Battle of Chancellorsville during the American Civil War.
  • 1877: Chief Crazy Horse surrenders to U.S Army forces in Nebraska.
  • 1882: The Chinese Exclusion Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1889: At the Universal Exposition in Paris, France, the Eiffel Tower is opened officially to the public.
  • 1915: Babe Ruth hits his first major league home run on this day. He was playing for the Boston Red Sox.
  • 1942: The last of the American forces on Corregidor in the Philippines surrender to Japanese forces during World War II.
  • 1945: Mildred Gillars – also known as Axis Sally – delivers her last propaganda broadcast to allied troops during the Second World War.
  • 1945: The Prague Offensive begins during WWII.
  • 2001: Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque while he was on a trip in Syria.
  • 2010: The 2010 Flash Crash occurs on this day. This is when the DOW Jones plunged almost a thousand points in just under 40-minutes.

Famous Birthdays on May 6

  • Austrian psychoanalyst and neurologist, Sigmund Freud is born in 1856.
  • American admiral and explorer, Robert Peary is born in 1856.
  • French chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, Victor Grignard is born in 1871.
  • Swedish novelist and Nobel Prize laureate, Harry Martinson is born in 1904.
  • American director, actor and screenwriter, Orson Welles is born in 1915.
  • American chemist, biophysicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Paul Lauterbur is born in 1929.
  • American actress Gabourey Sidibem is born in 1983.
  • Ukrainian-Russian NHL player Anton Babchuk is born in 1984.
  • Slovakian tennis player Dominika Cibulková is born in 1986.

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