Thursday, 6 May 2010

May 6 - Summary

May 6th Summary:

May 6 - Events

May 6th Details:
May 6th Events:
1527 – Spanish & German troops sack Rome - considered by some to signal the end of the Renaissance.
1536 – English language Bibles be placed in every church on the orders of King Henry VIII.
1542 – Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, which was then capital of Portuguese India.
1682 – Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles.
1757 – Prussian army fights an Austrian army in Prague during the Seven Years' War (Battle of Prague).
1816 – American Bible Society is founded in New York City.
1835 – First issue of the New York Herald is published by James Gordon Bennett, Sr.
1840 – Penny Black postage stamp - valid for use in the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland.
1857 – British East India Company disbands the 34th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry.
1861 – Arkansas secedes from the Union ( American Civil War).
1861 – Richmond, Virginia is declared the new capital of the Confederate States of America (American Civil War).
1863 – Battle of Chancellorsville ends with the defeat of the Army of the Potomac by Confederate troops (American Civil War).
1877 – Chief Crazy Horse (Oglala Sioux) surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
1882 – Thomas Henry Burke & Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed & killed during the Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin.
1882 – Chinese Exclusion Act is passed by the United States Congress.
1889 – Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.
1910 – George V becomes King of the United Kingdom following the death of his father, Edward VII.
1935 – Executive Order 7034 creates the Works Progress Administration.
1935 – First flight of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk.
1937 – Hindenburg disaster -German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire & is destroyed while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey.
1940 – John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
1941 – Bob Hope performs his first USO show at California's March Field.
1941 – The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.
1942 – On Corregidor, the last American forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese (World War II).
1945 – Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops (World War II).
1945 – The Prague Offensive, the last major battle of the Eastern Front, begins (World War II).
1954 – Roger Bannister is 1st person to run the mile in under 4 minutes.
1960 – Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.
1962 – St. Martín de Porres is canonized by Pope John XXIII.
1966 – Moors murderers, Myra Hindley & Ian Brady, are sentenced to life imprisonment.
1972 – Execution of Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan & Hüseyin İnan in Ankara for attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.
1976 – An earthquake strikes Friuli.
1981 – Maya Ying Lin's design is selected for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1983 – The Hitler diaries are revealed as a hoax after examination by experts.
1984 – 103 Korean Martyrs are canonized by Pope John Paul II in Seoul
1989 – Cedar Point opens Magnum XL-200, the first roller coaster to break the 200 ft height barrier.
1994 – Opening of the Channel Tunnel - Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom & French President François Mitterrand officiate.
1994 – Paula Jones files a sexual harassment suit against President Bill Clinton.
1996 – The body of William Colby, former CIA director, is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland.
1997 – The Bank of England is given independence from political control.
1999 – First elections to the devolved Scottish Parliament & Welsh Assembly.
2001 – Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque, during a trip to Syria.
2002 – Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated by an animal rights activist.
2008 – Chaiten Volcano erupts in Chile, forcing the evacuation of more than 4,500 people.
2010 - General election in United Kingdom.

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May 6 - Deaths

May 6th Details:
May 6th Deaths:
680 – Muawiyah I - first Caliph of the Umayyad dynasty (b. 602)
1502 – James Tyrrell - alleged murderer of the Princes in the Tower (executed)
1596 – Giaches de Wert - Flemish composer (b. 1535)
1620 – Hayyim ben Joseph Vital - Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1543)
1631 – Robert Bruce Cotton - English politician (b. 1570)
1638 – Cornelius Jansen - French bishop & religious reformer (b. 1585)
1708 – François de Laval - first bishop of New France (b. 1623)
1757 – Maximilian Ulysses Count Browne - Austrian field marshal (b. 1705)
1757 – Charles FitzRoy - 2nd Duke of Grafton, British politician (b. 1683)
1757 – Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin - Prussian field marshal (b. 1684)
1840 – Francisco de Paula Santander - Colombian president & independence leader (b. 1792)
1859 – Alexander von Humboldt - German naturalist & explorer (b. 1769)
1862 – Henry David Thoreau - American author & philosopher (b. 1817)
1877 – Johan Ludvig Runeberg - Finnish poet (b. 1804)
1882 – Thomas Henry Burke - civil servant (b. 1829)
1882 – Lord Frederick Cavendish - British politician (b. 1836)
1902 – Bret Harte - American author (b. 1836)
1910 – King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (b. 1841)
1919 – L. Frank Baum - American writer (b. 1856)
1939 – Konstantin Somov - Russian writer (b. 1869)
1949 – Maurice Maeterlinck - Belgian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
1951 – Élie Cartan - French mathematician (b. 1869)
1952 – Maria Montessori - Italian educator (b. 1870)
1961 – Lucian Blaga - Romanian poet, playwright, & philosopher (b. 1895)
1963 – Theodore von Kármán - Hungarian-born physicist (b. 1881)
1963 – Monty Woolley - American actor (b. 1888)
1967 – Zhou Zuoren - Chinese writer (b. 1885)
1970 – Aleksandr Rodzyanko - Russian general (b. 1879)
1972 – Deniz Gezmiş - Turkish Left-wing Political Activist (b. 1947)
1973 – Ernest MacMillan - Canadian orchestra conductor & composer (b. 1893)
1975 – József Mindszenty - Hungarian Catholic Cardinal (b. 1892)
1983 – Kai Winding - American trombonist & jazz composer (b. 1922)
1984 – Bonner Pink - British Conservative Party politician (b. 1912)
1984 – Mary Cain - Mississippi newspaper editor & politician (b. 1904)
1985 – Julie Vega - Filipino child actress & singer (b. 1968)
1987 – William Casey - American Central Intelligence Agency director (b. 1913)
1989 – Earl Blaik - Former American football coach (b. 1897)
1990 – Charles Farrell - American actor (b. 1901)
1991 – Wilfrid Hyde-White - English actor (b. 1903)
1992 – Marlene Dietrich - German actress (b. 1901)
1992 – Gaston Reiff - Belgian athlete (b. 1921)
1992 – Jilly Rizzo - restaurateur (b. 1917)
1993 – Ann Todd - English actress (b. 1909)
1995 – Noel Brotherston - Northern Irish footballer (b. 1956)
1995 – Maria Pia de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança (also known as Hilda Toledano) - writer, self-styled Duchess of Braganza & claimant to the throne of Portugal (b. 1907)
2002 – Otis Blackwell - American pianist, singer & songwriter (b. 1932)
2002 – Pim Fortuyn - Dutch politician (b. 1948)
2003 – Art Houtteman - baseball player (b. 1927)
2004 – Philip Kapleau - American Zen teacher (b. 1912)
2004 – Barney Kessel - American jazz guitarist (b. 1923)
2006 – Lillian Asplund - last American RMS Titanic survivor (b. 1906)
2006 – Shigeru Kayano - Japanese Ainu activist (b. 1926)
2006 – Grant McLennan - singer, songwriter & co-founder of Australian band The Go-Betweens (b. 1958)
2006 – Lorne Saxberg - Canadian television journalist (b. 1958)
2007 – Enéas Carneiro - Brazilian politician (b. 1938)
2007 – Curtis Harrington - American film director (b. 1926)
2007 – Đorđe Novković - Croatian songwriter (b. 1943)
2009 – Kevin Grubb - American NASCAR driver (b. 1978)
2010 – Robin Roberts - American baseball player (b. 1926)

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May 6 - Births

May 6th Details:
May 6th Births:
1397 – Sejong the Great of Joseon - ruler of Korea (d. 1450)
1501 – Pope Marcellus II (d. 1555)
1574 – Pope Innocent X (d. 1655)
1638 – Henry Capell - 1st Baron Capell, First Lord of the British Admiralty (d. 1696)
1713 – Charles Batteux - French philosopher (d. 1780)
1758 – André Masséna - French marshal (d. 1817)
1758 – Maximilien Robespierre - French Revolutionary (d. 1794)
1769 – Ferdinand III - Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1824)
1769 – Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette - French mathematician (d. 1834)
1797 – Joseph Brackett - American religious leader & composer (d. 1882)
1800 – Roman Sanguszko - Polish aristocrat & general (d. 1881)
1856 – Sigmund Freud - Austrian psychiatrist (d. 1939)
1856 – Robert Peary - American explorer (d. 1920)
1861 – Motilal Nehru - Indian freedom fighter (d. 1931)
1868 – Gaston Leroux - French writer (d. 1927)
1871 – Victor Grignard - French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
1871 – Christian Morgenstern - German author (d. 1914)
1872 – Willem de Sitter - Dutch scientist (d. 1934)
1879 – Bedrich Hrozny - Czech orientalist (d. 1952)
1880 – Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - German painter (d. 1938)
1882 – Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany (d. 1951)
1895 – Fidél Pálffy - Hungarian Nazi (d. 1946)
1895 – Júlio César de Mello e Souza - Brazilian writer (d. 1974)
1895 – Rudolph Valentino - Italian actor (d. 1926)
1897 – Paul Alverdes - German writer (d. 1979)
1898 – Konrad Henlein - pro-Nazi Czechoslovakian politician (d. 1945)
1899 – Billy Cotton - British entertainer (d. 1969)
1902 – Harry Golden - American journalist (d. 1981)
1902 – Max Ophüls - German-born director (d. 1957)
1903 – Toots Shor - New York restaurateur (d. 1977)
1904 – Raymond Bailey - American actor (d. 1980)
1904 – Moshe Feldenkrais - Ukrainian-born founder of the Feldenkrais method (d. 1984)
1904 – Harry Martinson - Swedish author & poet Nobel laureate (d. 1978)
1906 – Enrique Laguerre - Puerto Rican writer (d. 2005)
1907 – Weeb Ewbank - American football coach (d. 1998)
1909 – Loyd Sigmon - American amateur ("ham") radio broadcaster (d. 2004)
1913 – Carmen Cavallaro - American pianist (d. 1989)
1913 – Stewart Granger - English film actor (d. 1993)
1915 – Orson Welles - American film director & actor (d. 1985)
1915 – Theodore White - American writer (d. 1986)
1916 – Robert H. Dicke - American physicist (d. 1997)
1916 – Sif Ruud - Swedish actress
1917 – Kal Mann - American lyricist (d. 2001)
1920 – Ross Hunter - American film producer (d. 1996)
1920 – Kamisese Mara - 1st Prime Minister of Fiji & President of Fiji (d. 2004)
1920 – Martha Beck - American convicted murderer (d. 1951)
1921 – Erich Fried - German author (d. 1988)
1922 – Camille Laurin - Quebec psychiatrist & politician (d. 1999)
1922 – Vladimir Etush - Russian actor
1924 – Denny Wright - British guitarist (d. 1992)
1924 – Patricia Kennedy Lawford - American socialite (d. 2006)
1926 – Gilles Grégoire - Quebec politician, co-founder of the Parti Québécois (d. 2006)
1928 – Robert Poujade - French politician
1929 – Paul Lauterbur - American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2007)
1931 – Willie Mays - American baseball player
1934 – Richard Shelby - American politician
1936 – Bernard Lemaire - French Canadian businessman (Cascades)
1937 – Rubin Carter - American boxer
1938 – Jean Garon - Quebec economist & politician
1938 – Larry Gogan - Irish radio personality
1942 – Rin Kaiho - professional Go player
1943 – Andreas Baader - member of the German terrorist organization Red Army Faction (d. 1977)
1944 – Anton Furst - American production designer (d. 1991)
1944 – Masanori Murakami - first Japanese baseball player in major leagues
1945 – Jimmie Dale Gilmore - American musician
1945 – Bob Seger - American singer/songwriter
1947 – Martha Nussbaum - American philosopher
1947 – Alan Dale - New Zealand actor
1948 – Mary MacGregor - American singer
1951 – Samuel Doe - President of Liberia (d. 1990)
1952 – Christian Clavier - French actor
1952 – Gregg Henry - American actor & country musician
1952 – Michael O'Hare - American actor
1953 – Tony Blair - former British prime minister
1953 – Michelle Courchesne - Quebec politician
1953 – Graeme Souness - Scottish footballer/manager
1953 – Lynn Whitfield - American actress
1954 – Dora Bakoyannis - Greek politician
1955 – Tom Bergeron - American game show host
1956 – Lakis Lazopoulos - Greek comedian & script writer
1958 – Lolita Flores - Spanish singer & actress
1960 – Roma Downey - Northern Irish actress
1960 – John Flansburgh - American musician (They Might Be Giants)
1960 – Anne Parillaud - French actress
1960 – Phyllis Treigle - American soprano
1961 – George Clooney - American actor
1961 – Gina Riley - Australian actress, writer, singer & comedian
1962 – Adam Yellin - American record producer
1964 – Dana Hill - American actress (d. 1996)
1964 – Tony Scalzo - American musician (Fastball)
1965 – Leslie Hope - Canadian actress
1968 – Lætitia Sadier - French singer (Stereolab)
1969 – Jim Magilton - Northern Irish footballer
1970 – Roland Kun - Nauruan politician
1970 – Kavan Smith - Canadian actor
1970 – Tristán Ulloa - Spanish actor
1971 – Chris Shiflett - American guitarist (Foo Fighters)
1972 – Martin Brodeur - Canadian ice hockey player
1972 – Naoko Takahashi - Japanese long-distance runner
1977 – Christophe Brandt - Belgian cyclist
1977 – Marc Chouinard - French Canadian ice hockey player
1977 – Mark Eaton - American ice hockey player
1978 – John Abraham - American football player
1978 – Fredrick Federley - Swedish politician
1978 – Aleksandr Fyodorov - Russian bodybuilder
1979 – Kerry Ellis - West End actress
1979 – Nikki Hayes - Irish radio personality
1979 – Gerd Kanter - Estonian discus thrower
1980 – Nicole Brunner - American actress
1980 – Scott Colton - American professional wrestler
1980 – Dimitris Diamantidis - Greek basketball player
1980 – Ricardo Oliveira - Brazilian footballer
1980 – Taebin - Korean singer (1TYM)
1980 – Kelly van der Veer - Dutch reality TV star
1981 – Matthew Leone - American bassist (Madina Lake)
1981 – Nathan Leone - American vocalist (Madina Lake)
1981 – Nicholas Setta - American Canadian football player (Hamilton Tiger-Cats)
1981 – Edyta Śliwińska - Polish dancer
1983 – Dani Alves - Brazilian footballer
1983 – Adrianne Palicki - American actress
1983 – Raquel Zimmermann - Brazilian model
1984 – Anton Babchuk - Ukrainian ice hockey player
1985 – Chris Paul - American basketball player
1986 – Tyler Hynes - Canadian actor
1987 – Moon Geun Young - South Korean actress
1989 – Dominika Cibulková - Slovakian tennis player
1996 – Dominic Scott Kay - American actor

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