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On This Day: May 06th

This is 126th day of the year and 239 days remain in the year.

in history
1882
Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act over President Chester A. Arthur's veto.
1889
The Universal Exposition opened in Paris, marking the completion and dedication of the Eiffel Tower.
1937
The German airship Hindenburg blew up and burst into flames at Lakehurst, N.J.
1941
Dictator Joseph Stalin became the premier of Russia.
1954
British athlete Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes (3:59:4).
1994
The Chunnel between England and France officially opened.
1999
Scotland elected its first separate parliament in three centuries.
May 06 BirthdaysRobert Peary1856–1920, American arctic explorer
Rudolph Valentinoactor
Sigmund Freudpsychoanalyst
Tony BlairBritish political leader
Orson Wellesactor, director, producer
Willie Maysbaseball player



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