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In the Gregorian Calendar, May 6 is the 126th
(hundredth – twentieth sixth) day of the year.

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Quote of the Day…

Fear of death? One must fear life, not death.

— Marlene Dietrich
German-American actress and singer (died May 6, 1992).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

May 6 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 589: the Third Council of Toledo begins in Spain, in which the Visigoth king Recaredo converts to Catholicism.
  • 822: in Spain, the Umayyad emir al-Hakam I takes an oath of allegiance in favor of his sons Abderramán and al-Mugira, appointing them heirs in that order.
  • 1191: in Cyprus, the fleet of Richard I of England arrives at the port of Lemesos (today Limassol) and captures the city.
  • 1497: in Spain, by Royal Decree the trade of the American Indies is declared tax-free.
  • 1527: Rome is sacked by the Spanish-German troops of Carlos I, under the command of the Duke of Bourbon.
  • 1542: Saint Francis Xavier arrives in Goa to carry out his evangelizing work, at the request of John III, King of Portugal.
  • 1576: Enrique III promulgates the Edict of Beaulieu, by which the freedom of religion is proclaimed in all France except in Paris or where the court resides.
  • 1622: in Wimpfen (Hesse, Germany), victory of the Hispano-Austrian Army, within the framework of the Thirty Years’ War.
  • 1703: the king of Portugal Pedro II, declares himself opposed to the cause of Felipe de Anjou.
  • 1707: in Spain the body of the royal halberdier guards is created for the service and guard of the royal family.
  • 1709: Luis XIV breaks the negotiations with the allies.
  • 1794: In Haiti Toussaint L’Ouverture leads a revolution.
  • 1816: The Liberator Simón Bolívar is proclaimed “Supreme Chief of the Republic and its Armies.”
  • 1833 – In the United States, John Deere manufactures the first sheet steel.
  • 1835: the first issue of The New York Herald appears in the United States.
  • 1840: the United Kingdom makes the first issue of postage stamps in the world.
  • 1851: John Gorrie patents an ice machine (a mechanical refrigerator).
  • 1872: the first copy of L’Esquella de la Torratxa is published.
  • 1890: Mormons in the United States renounce polygamy.
  • 1890: in Luján, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, the construction of the Basilica of Our Lady of Luján begins.
  • 1908: in Spain, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez publishes the novel Sangre y arena.
  • 1914: in London (England), the House of Lords denies the vote to women.
  • 1916: the US Navy manages to establish an oral conversation between a ship and the coast by radiotelephone.
  • 1937: in the Spanish Civil War there is a fight in the center of Barcelona between communists, the POUM (Trotskyists) and anarchists.
  • 1937: in Lakehurst (New Jersey) the Hindenburg airship explodes, killing dozens of people.
  • 1940: John Steinbeck receives the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
  • 1941: in the USSR, Stalin is appointed president of the Council of People’s Commissars.
  • 1942: the US troops defending the Corregidor fortress surrender in the Philippines.
  • 1950: in Argentina, the government of Juan Domingo Perón conducts a Census of Illiterates throughout the country.
  • 1951: the First Congress of Academies of the Spanish Language ends in Mexico, which began on April 23, with the creation of the Association of Academies of the Spanish Language.
  • 1960: The first open television channel, Canal7, is inaugurated in Costa Rica.
  • 1960: Princess Margaret of England marries photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones.
  • 1962: in Vatican City, Pope John XXIII canonizes the Peruvian Martín de Porres, becoming the first black saint in America.
  • 1962: At 1,594 meters above sea level, on Johnston Atoll, at 13:30 (local time) the United States detonates its 600 kt Frigate Bird atomic bomb. It is the 233rd bomb out of 1,132 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1965: From Cape Canaveral (Florida), the United States launches the Early Bird, the first communications satellite for commercial purposes.
  • 1968: in Paris the Government declares a state of siege due to the incidents caused by the student revolution of the French May.
  • 1968: In Gibraltar, the government closes the border crossing to all except Spanish and Gibraltarian workers who obtain a pass from the Military Governor of Campo de Gibraltar.
  • 1972: the Spanish electricity supply network incorporates the Vandellós nuclear power plant.
  • 1974: Günter Guillaume, Willy Brandt’s secretary, provokes his resignation when it was discovered that he was acting as a spy for the German Democratic Republic.
  • 1976: a strong earthquake occurs in the Italian region of Friuli.
  • 1979: Jarrai (Continue, in Basque) was a political youth organization. Established in the Basque Country and Navarra, it was founded on May 6, 1979
  • 1984: in Seoul, Pope John Paul II canonizes 103 Korean martyrs.
  • 1984: In El Salvador, José Napoleón Duarte, PDC presidential candidate, defeats Roberto d’Aubuisson, ARENA’s presidential candidate, in the presidential elections held that same day.
  • 1989: in Switzerland, the song Rock Me, by the Yugoslav musical group Riva, is the winner at the XXXIV Eurovision Song Contest.
  • 1994: inauguration of the Eurotunnel by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand.
  • 1994: Baltasar Garzón resigns from his position as head of the socialist government’s anti-drug plan.
  • 1997: creation of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
  • 1998: in Pamplona, ​​the terrorist group ETA assassinates Tomás Caballero (councilor and municipal spokesman for the Unión del Pueblo Navarro).
  • 2001: the terrorist group ETA assassinates the president of the Aragonese PP, Manuel Giménez Abad, when he went to football with his son.
  • 2004: the last episode of the hit comedy series Friends, which ran for ten seasons, is broadcast in the United States.
  • 2007: in France, the conservative Nicolas Sarkozy obtains about 53% in the presidential elections, beating the socialist Ségolène Royal.
  • 2012: in France, the socialist candidate François Hollande defeats Nicolas Sarkozy in the French presidential elections of 2012.
  • 2012: in Spain, the ASEFA Estudiantes basketball team descends for the first time in its history.
  • 2012: an earthquake of 3.5 degrees is recorded in Bolivia, leaving cracks and detachment of tiles and bricks.
  • 2012: Juventus Turin are proclaimed champions of the Italian Soccer League, with a 4-point advantage over AC Milan and with 1 matchday remaining.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

May 6 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 973: Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1024).
  • 1405: Skanderbeg, Albanian military man.
  • 1493: Jerónimo Seripando, Italian cardinal.
  • 1501: Marcelo II, Italian pope.
  • 1534: Antonio Pérez, Spanish secretary of Felipe II.
  • 1574: Innocent X, Italian pope.
  • 1584: Diego de Saavedra Fajardo, Spanish writer, politician and diplomat.
  • 1635: Johann Joachim Becher, German alchemist.
  • 1713: Charles Batteux, French philosopher.
  • 1714: Anton Raaff, German tenor (d. 1797).
  • 1758: Maximilien Robespierre, French revolutionary.
  • 1758: André Masséna, French revolutionary.
  • 1769: Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany.
  • 1775 – Mary Martha Sherwood, British children’s book writer (d. 1851).
  • 1781 – Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, German philosopher.
  • 1801: José Joaquín Pérez, Chilean politician, president between 1861 and 1871 (d. 1889).
  • 1809: Donoso Cortés, Spanish political speaker and writer.
  • 1812: Martin Robinson Delany physician and abolitionist, first African-American to become an officer in the US Army (d. 1885)
  • 1813: Bernhard Afinger, German sculptor.
  • 1824: Tokugawa Iesada, Japanese shogun.
  • 1839: Gabriel Mancera, engineer and Mexican politician (d. 1925).
  • 1843: Christian Luerssen, German botanist (d. 1916).
  • 1845: Ángel Guimerá, Spanish poet and playwright.
  • 1846: Henrik Sienkiewicz, Polish writer.
  • 1854: Charlotte Wilson, English anarchist (d. 1944).
  • 1856: Sigmund Freud, Austrian physician, father of psychoanalysis (1939).
  • 1856 – Robert Peary, American explorer (d. 1920).
  • 1859: Luis María Drago, Argentine jurist, politician and writer.
  • 1868: Gastón Leroux, French writer.
  • 1871: Victor Grignard, French chemist, 1912 Nobel Prize winner for chemistry.
  • 1871: Jorge Aleksándrovich Romanov, Russian aristocrat.
  • 1876: Esteban Baca Calderón, Mexican military and politician (d. 1957).
  • 1880: Ernst Ludvig Kirchner, German expressionist painter.
  • 1882: William of Prussia, Prussian prince (d. 1951).
  • 1882: Manuel López Cañamaque, Spanish musician and composer (d. 1953).
  • 1882: Romano Calò, Italian actor (d. 1952).
  • 1893: José Calvo Sotelo, Spanish politician (d. 1936).
  • 1894: Gustavo Cochet, Argentine painter, printmaker and writer (d. 1979).
  • 1894: Horacio Terra Arocena, Uruguayan architect (d. 1985).
  • 1895: Rodolfo Valentino, Italian actor (d. 1926).
  • 1895: Malba Tahan, Brazilian math teacher and writer (d. 1974).
  • 1902: Max Ophüls, German filmmaker (d. 1957).
  • 1904: Harry Martinson, Swedish writer, 1974 Nobel Prize winner for literature (d. 1978).
  • 1905: Manuel Mendizábal, Spanish scientist and politician (f. 1996).
  • 1909: Ángel Juan Quesada, Spanish choir director and composer (d. 1988).
  • 1913: Stewart Granger, British actor (d. 1993).
  • 1915: Orson Welles, American actor and filmmaker (d. 1985).
  • 1916: Robert Henry Dicke, American astronomer (d. 1997).
  • 1918: Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan, Emirati politician, president of the United Arab Emirates between 1971 and 2004 (d. 2004).
  • 1918: Henrietta Boggs, American and Costa Rican politician, writer and activist (f. 2020).
  • 1919: Alejandro Finisterre, inventor and Spanish poet (d. 2007).
  • 1920: Vicente Fuentes Díaz, Mexican politician and historian (d. 2010).
  • 1922: Otmar Suitner, Austrian conductor and musician (d. 2010).
  • 1923: Josep Seguer, Spanish footballer (d. 2014).
  • 1924: Néstor Basterretxea, Spanish sculptor and painter (d. 2014).
  • 1925: John Bayard Britton, American doctor assassinated by an anti-abortionist (d. 1994).
  • 1926: Helios Sarthou, Uruguayan politician (d. 2012).
  • 1928: Robert Poujade, French politician.
  • 1929: Paul C. Lauterbur, American chemist, 2003 Nobel Prize winner in physiology or medicine (d. 2007).
  • 1930: Vladimir Abazarov, Soviet geologist (d. 2003).
  • 1931: Willie Mays, American baseball player.
  • 1934: Luis Ángel Rojo, Spanish economist, governor of the Bank of Spain (f. 2011).
  • 1937: Rubin Hurricane Carter, American boxer.
  • 1937: Néstor Isella, Argentine soccer player (d. 2015).
  • 1941: Guillermo Galeote Jiménez, Spanish politician.
  • 1943: Andreas Baader, German leader of the RAF.
  • 1944: Anton Furst, British film producer.
  • 1944: Fernando Méndez-Leite, Spanish filmmaker.
  • 1945: Xosé Lluis García Arias, Spanish philologist and writer.
  • 1945: Bob Seger, American singer.
  • 1947: Alan Dale, New Zealand actor.
  • 1947: Martha Nussbaum, American philosopher.
  • 1950: Samuel Kanyon Doe, Liberian politician and military man.
  • 1952: Christian Clavier, French actor.
  • 1952: Fernando López-Amor, Spanish politician.
  • 1953: Tony Blair, British Prime Minister.
  • 1953: Omar Pérez Santiago, Chilean writer.
  • 1953: Graeme Souness, British footballer and coach.
  • 1955: Pedro Piqueras, Spanish journalist.
  • 1958: Lolita Flores, Spanish singer and actress.
  • 1960: Mauricio Electorat, Chilean writer.
  • 1961: George Clooney, American actor and filmmaker.
  • 1965: Leslie Hope, Canadian actress.
  • 1967: Vladimir Llakaj, Albanian sculptor.
  • 1968: Lætitia Sadier, French singer.
  • 1970: Tristán Ulloa, Spanish actor and filmmaker.
  • 1970: Manuel Baldizón, Guatemalan politician.
  • 1971: Chris Shiflett, American guitarist.
  • 1972: Martin Brodeur, Canadian hockey player.
  • 1976: Iván de la Peña, Spanish footballer.
  • 1977: André Sa, Brazilian tennis player.
  • 1980: Carlos Arano, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1980: Dimitris Diamantidis, Greek basketball player.
  • 1980: Ricardo Oliveira, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1981: Mark O’Connell, American drummer.
  • 1981: Guglielmo Stendardo, Italian footballer.
  • 1983: Dani Alves, Brazilian soccer player
  • 1983: Adrianne Palicki, American actress.
  • 1983: Gabourey Sidibe, American actress.
  • 1984: Juan Pablo Carrizo, Argentine goalkeeper.
  • 1984: Fawzi Bashir, Omani footballer.
  • 1985: Chris Paul, American basketball player.
  • 1987: Gerardo Parra, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1987: Dries Mertens, Belgian footballer.
  • 1988: Alexis Ajinça, French basketball player.
  • 1988: Ramon Motta, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1989: Dominika Cibulková, Slovak tennis player.
  • 1989: Cameron Heyward, American football player.
  • 1990: José Altuve, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1992: Baekhyun, South Korean singer, actor and model.
  • 1993: Dasom, South Korean singer, dancer and actress.
  • 2019: Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, British aristocrat.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

May 6 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 1245: Pedro Nolasco, Spanish friar and saint (b. 1180).
  • 1540: Juan Luis Vives, Spanish humanist writer.
  • 1579: Francisco de Montmorency, French aristocrat.
  • 1638: Cornelio Jansenio, Dutch bishop.
  • 1691: Caterina Tarongí, Majorcan Jewess burned alive by the Spanish Inquisition (b. 1646).
  • 1840: Francisco de Paula Santander, Colombian military and politician (b. 1792).
  • 1859: Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist.
  • 1862: Henry David Thoreau, American writer.
  • 1864: Ludolf Christian Treviranus, German botanist (b. 1779).
  • 1873: José Antonio Páez, Venezuelan politician and hero of the Independence, president between 1830-1835, 1839-1843, and 1861-1863 (b. 1790).
  • 1877: Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet.
  • 1881: Jacinto Vera, Uruguayan bishop (b. 1813).
  • 1892: Ernest Guiraud. French composer.
  • 1910: Edward VII, British King.
  • 1913: Alexandros Schinás, Greek anarchist regicide (b. 1870).
  • 1919 – Lyman Frank Baum, American writer (b.1859).
  • 1946: Alcides Arguedas, Bolivian writer, politician and historian (b. 1879).
  • 1949: Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian writer.
  • 1950: Víctor Manuel Román y Reyes, Nicaraguan politician (b. 1872).
  • 1951: Elie Cartan, French mathematician.
  • 1952: Maria Montessori, Italian educator.
  • 1961: Lucian Blaga, Romanian poet, playwright and philosopher.
  • 1963: Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-American engineer and physicist (b. 1881).
  • 1967: Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer.
  • 1968: Arturo Acevedo, Argentine businessman (b. 1891).
  • 1971: María Jesús Alvarado Rivera, the first Peruvian feminist and social fighter.
  • 1975: József Mindszenty, Hungarian cardinal.
  • 1976: José Guerra Vicente, Portuguese-Brazilian composer, cellist and teacher (b.1907).
  • 1980: María Luisa Bombal, Chilean writer (b.1910).
  • 1990: Lotte Jacobi, American photographer (b.1896).
  • 1990: Eduardo Nicol, Mexican philosopher (b.1907).
  • 1992: Marlene Dietrich, German actress.
  • 1993: Rommel Fernández, Panamanian soccer player.
  • 1994: Malvina Pastorino, Argentine actress (b. 1916).
  • 1995: María Pía de Sajonia-Coburgo Gotha y Braganza, writer, journalist and Infanta of Portugal (b. 1907).
  • 2000: Juan de Dios Guevara, Peruvian chemist (b.1910).
  • 2000: Balivada Kantha Rao, Telugu writer (b.1927).
  • 2001: Manuel Giménez Abad, Spanish politician (b.1948).
  • 2002: Pim Fortuyn, Dutch politician.
  • 2003: Guillermo Gaviria Correa, Colombian politician (b. 1962).
  • 2003: Tito García, Spanish actor (b.1931).
  • 2004: Barney Kessel, American guitarist and composer (b. 1923).
  • 2006: Lillian Asplund, last survivor with memories of the tragedy of the Titanic (b.1906).
  • 2007: Carey Bell, American blues musician.
  • 2007: Oscar Blottita Blotta, Argentine cartoonist, cartoonist and publicist (b.1918).
  • 2009: Valentin Varénnikov, Russian military man (b.1923).
  • 2012: Laly Cobas, Argentine journalist (b. 1953).
  • 2013: Giulio Andreotti, Italian politician (b.1919).
  • 2014: Manuel Jiménez de Parga, Spanish politician (b.1929).
  • 2016: Patrick Ekeng, Cameroonian footballer (b.1990).
  • 2016: Margot Honecker, German politician (b.1927).
  • 2016: Candye Kane, American singer (b.1961).
  • 2016: Giancarlo Salvi, Italian footballer (b.1945).
  • 2016: Patrick Ekeng, Cameroonian footballer (b.1990).
  • 2016: El Topo, an Ecuadorian criminal and paramilitary (b.1972).
  • 2017: Hugh Thomas, British historian and Hispanicist (b.1931)
  • 2019: Andrés Junquera, Spanish footballer (b.1946).
  • 2020: Alfonso Rangel Guerra, Mexican lawyer, humanist, writer, thinker, academic and professor (b.1928).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

May 6 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • International Day Without Diets

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

May 6 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Benedict of Rome
  • Saint Domingo Savio
  • Saint Eadbert
  • Saint Lucius of Cyrene
  • Saint Petronaco
  • Saint Protógenes, bishop
  • Saint Venerio of Milan
  • Blessed Ana Rosa Gattorno
  • Blessed Bartholomew Pucci-Franceschi
  • Blessed Francisco de Montmerency Laval
  • Blessed Maria Catalina Troiani.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

May 6 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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