May 06 in History – What happened on 06 May in Past

✅ Published on May 6th, 2021 in May in History

06 May - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on May 06, the day number in a year is 126 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 127. May 06 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

May 06 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1529The Battle of Ghaghra was one of the famous battles fought in \ 'Indian History \'. The Ghaghra war was fought between the Mughal emperor Babur and the Afghans. In this war, Babur defeated the fighting Afghans under the leadership of Mahmud Lodi.
1536The army of Inca Emperor Manco Inca Yupanqui began a 10-monthsiege of Cuzco against a garrison of Spanish conquistadors and Indianauxiliaries led by Hernando Pizarro.
1589Mian Tansen, the great scholar of Hindustani classical music, died.
1733The first international boxing match was played.
1757English poet Christopher Smart was admitted into St Luke'sHospital for Lunatics in London, beginning his six-year confinement tomental asylums.
1757Battle of Prague: Prussian forces defeated Frederick II's Austrian army.
1782Construction began on the Grand Palace of Bangkok, the officialresidence of the King of Thailand.
1801French Revolutionary Wars-The outmanned and outgunned HMS Speedy captured the 32-gun Spanish frigate El Gamo.
1840Penny Black released the first stamp in Britain.
1853A major US rail disaster struck the 46 Norwalk, Connecticut) logo.
1882Irish Under-Secretary Thomas Henry Burke and Irish ChiefSecretary Lord Frederick Cavendish were stabbed to death by members ofthe radical group Irish National Invincibles as they walked throughPhoenix Park in Dublin.
1882U.S. President Chester A. Arthur signed the Chinese ExclusionAct into law, implementing a ban on Chinese immigration to the UnitedStates that remained until the Magnuson Act was enacted in 1943.
1911The first international sanitation exhibition opened in Dresden and attracted five million visitors from the German city.
1919Third Anglo-Afghan War Begins
1937German airship Hindenburg crashed on May 6, 1937 on an attempt to dock with a mooring mast at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. 36 person were died including crew members when the fire ignited the 16 hydrogen filled cell and destroyed the zeppelin in only 34 seconds.
1937The German zeppelin Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyedwhile trying to land at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey,killing over 30 people on board.
1941American entertainer Bob Hope performed the first of his manyshows for the United Service Organizations.
1944American submarines USS Gurnard attacked Le Ichi convoy, three submarines submerged in water.
1954At Oxford's Iffley Road Track, English athlete Roger Bannisterbecame the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.
1957Dr. Rajendra Prasad won re-election on May 6, 1957 with 459,698 votes over Chowdhry Hari Ram and Nagendra Narayan Das who got 2,672 and 2000 votes respectively. He is the only President who won two terms of Presidential election of India.
1960President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed Civil Right Act of 1960 on 6th May. This new United States federal law eliminated the loopholes left by the Civil Right Act 1957 and gave legal right to vote under which nobody will be deprived of the right on account of race or color.
1967Zakir Hussain became the first Muslim President of India.
1967Dr. Zakir Hussain was the first Muslim President of India.
1973New England Whalers won the inaugural Avco World Trophy, first World Hockey Association Championship, on May 6, 1973 by defeating Winnipeg Jets.
1976The devastating earthquake in Friuli, northern Italy killed 989 people.
1984Pope John Paul II canonized 103 of the Korean Martyrs, who werethe subjects of religious persecution against Christians in 19th-centuryKorea.
1991Time magazine published 'The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power',an article highly critical of the Scientology organization, leading toyears of legal conflict that ended when the Church of Scientology'spetition for a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the UnitedStates in the case was denied in 2001.
1994In 1994 general election, first post apartheid election, Nelson Mandela was elected as President on May 6, 1994. It was the first election in which citizens of all races were allowed to participate and he became the first black chief executive of South Africa.
1996Guatemala’s leftist guerrillas signed Peace accord with government on May 6, 1996. The Guatemalan Civil War fought between the government of Guatemala and various leftist groups from 1960 to 1996. About 200,000 civilians were killed or disappeared during the conflict.
1997Central bank of the United Kingdom, Bank of England, became independent following the 1997 general election in which Labour government came into power for the first time since 1979. Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced the independence of Bank of England over monitory policy on May 6, 1997.
1997Kristin Janin of France became the first woman in the world to reach the pole.
2002Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn was assassinated by animal rights and environmental activist Volkert van der Graaf in Hilversum, marking the first political murder on Dutch soil since 1672.
2004Finale episode of 10th and final season of television sitcom friends was aired on May 6, 2004 on NBC in United States. This episode is the sixth most watched overall television series fianle in US television history.
2004China considered Sikkim as part of India.
2007Nicolas Sarkozy won the French presidential election.
2008The Chaiten volcano entered a new eruptive phase for the first time in about 9,500 hundred years in May 2008 and erupted on May 6, 2008 with significant force which produced pyroclastic flows and lava explosion. Eruption column was raised to height of 30,000 metres approximately.
2010Ajmal Amir Kasab, convicted for the 26/11 attack in Mumbai, was sentenced to death.
2012Fortune released the list of Fortune 500 companies in which Wal-Mart became the largest company by revenue for the 2012 fiscal year on 6th May. In 2012 list Wal-Mart slipped to number 2 spot after Exxon Mobil Corporation.
2013Amanda Berry escaped from the Cleveland, Ohio, US, home of hercaptor Ariel Castro after having been held there with two other women for ten years.

Famous Birthdays of May 06 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1944Anton Furst / Director / United States of America
1880Winifred Brunton / Painter / United Kingdom
1978Aleksandr Fyodorov / Bodybuilder / Russia
1952Gerrit Zalm / Politician / Netherlands
1827Hermann Raster / Politician / United States of America
1934Richard Shelby / Politician / United States of America
1961Tom Hunter / Business Man / Scotland
1904Harry Martinson / Novelist / Sweden
1769Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette / Academic / France
1714Anton Raaff / Tenor / Germany
1880Ernst Ludwig Kirchner / Painter / Germany
1980Matthew Whiley / Cricketer / United Kingdom
1920Kamisese Mara / Politician / Fiji
1965Leslie Hope / Actress / Canada
1861Motilal Nehru / Politician / India
1906André Weil / Academic / France
1929Paul Lauterbur / Chemist / United States of America
1961Oleksandr Apaychev / Decathlete / Ukraine
1856Sigmund Freud / Neurologist / Austria
1931Willie Mays / Baseball Player / United States of America
1992Brendan Gallagher / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1921Erich Fried / Poet / Germany
1959Charles Hendry / Politician / United Kingdom
1955John Hutton / Politician / United Kingdom
1961Gina Riley / Producer / Australia
1903Toots Shor / Business Man / United States of America
1883Alberto Collo / Actor / Italy
1943Andreas Baader / Criminal / Germany
1945Bob Seger / Writer / United States of America
1943James Turrell / Sculptor / United States of America

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