This was 127th day of the year and 239 days remained in the year.

May 6 Birthdays

Robert Peary
1856–1920, American arctic explorer

Sigmund Freud
psychoanalyst (1856)

Rudolph Valentino
actor (1895)

Orson Welles
actor, director, producer (1915)

Willie Mays
baseball player (1931)

Tony Blair
British political leader (1953)

May 6 in History


Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act over President Chester A. Arthur's veto.


The Universal Exposition opened in Paris, marking the completion and dedication of the Eiffel Tower.


The German airship Hindenburg blew up and burst into flames at Lakehurst, N.J.


Dictator Joseph Stalin became the premier of Russia.


British athlete Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes (3:59:4).


The Chunnel between England and France officially opened.


Scotland elected its first separate parliament in three centuries.

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