06 May in History : Major Events

06 May - Today in History - Let see what happened on this day in India and World

In India and world history May 06 has a special significance, because on this day there have been many such incidents which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let us know that some of the most important events that will increase your general knowledge. The collected facts will be such as: the people born on this day, the passing of the famous persons, the war pact, the freedom of any country, the invention of new technologies, the change of power, the important national and international day etc

List of historical events of 06 May:

YearEvent/Incidence/Incident
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.
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.
1973New England Whalers won the inaugural Avco World Trophy, first World Hockey Association Championship, on May 6, 1973 by defeating Winnipeg Jets.
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.
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.
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.
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.

List of famous people who born on 06 May:

YearName/Profession/Country
1945Jimmie Dale Gilmore / Writer / United States of America
1931Willie Mays / Baseball Player / United States of America
1955Tom Bergeron / Television Host / United States of America
1897Paul Alverdes / Poet / Germany
1978John Abraham / Footballer / United States of America
1827Hermann Raster / Politician / United States of America
1983Fredrik Sjöström / Ice Hockey Player / Sweden
1843Grove Karl Gilbert / Academic / United States of America
1868Gaston Leroux / Journalist / France
1907Weeb Ewbank / Footballer / United States of America
1943Andreas Baader / Criminal / Germany
1950Jeffery Deaver / Author / United States of America
1919André Guelfi / Racing Car Driver / France
1917Kal Mann / Writer / United States of America
1797Joseph Brackett / Composer / United States of America
1945Bob Seger / Writer / United States of America
1970Roland Kun / Politician / Nauru
1977Mark Eaton / Ice Hockey Player / United States of America
1953Lynn Whitfield / Actress / United States of America
1968Lætitia Sadier / Singer / France
1906André Weil / Academic / France
1635Johann Joachim Becher / Physician / Germany
1904Catherine Lacey / Actress / United Kingdom
1930Sonia Rykiel / Fashion Designer / France
1896Rolf Maximilian Sievert / Physicist / Sweden
1872Willem de Sitter / Mathematician / Netherlands
1871Victor Grignard / Academic / France
1944Anton Furst / Director / United States of America
1979Jan Erik Mikalsen / Composer / Norway
1960Aleksei Lotman / Politician / Estonia

List of famous Indian people who born on 06 May:

YearName/Profession/Country
1861Motilal Nehru / Freedom Fighter / India
1861Motilal Nehru / Politician / India

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