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  • Paris, France
    Monday May 06, 1889

    Eiffel Tower

    Opened to public

    Paris, France
    Monday May 06, 1889

    There was still work to be done, especially on the lifts and facilities, and the tower was not opened to the public until 6 May; the lifts had not been completed even then.




  • South Africa
    Tuesday May 06, 1902

    Second Boer War

    Zulu faction had their cattle stolen and their people mistreated by the Boers as a punishment for helping the British

    South Africa
    Tuesday May 06, 1902

    On 6 May 1902 at Holkrantz in the southeastern Transvaal, a Zulu faction had their cattle stolen and their people mistreated by the Boers as a punishment for helping the British. The local Boer officer then sent an insulting message to the tribe, challenging them to take back their cattle. The Zulus attacked at night, and in a mutual bloodbath, the Boers lost 56 killed and 3 wounded, while the Africans suffered 52 killed and 48 wounded.




  • Russian Empire
    Sunday May 06, 1906

    1905 Russian Revolution

    The Russian Constitution of 1906

    Russian Empire
    Sunday May 06, 1906

    The Russian Constitution of 1906, Created 6 May [O.S. 23 April] 1906, also known as the Fundamental Laws, set up a multiparty system and a limited constitutional monarchy. The revolutionaries were quelled and satisfied with the reforms, but it was not enough to prevent the 1917 revolution that would later topple the Tsar's regime.




  • Cornwall and Rothesay, United Kingdom
    Friday May 06, 1910

    Edward VIII

    Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay

    Cornwall and Rothesay, United Kingdom
    Friday May 06, 1910

    Edward automatically became Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay on 6 May 1910 when his father ascended the throne as George V on the death of Edward VII.




  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Monday May 06, 1918

    Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

    Born

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Monday May 06, 1918

    Zayed was born in Abu Dhabi in 1918, he was the youngest of four sons of Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan. His father was the ruler of Abu Dhabi from 1922 until his assassination in 1926.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday May 06, 1919

    Harry S. Truman

    Honorably Discharged from the Army

    U.S.
    Tuesday May 06, 1919

    Truman was honorably discharged from the Army as a captain on May 6, 1919.




  • Soviet Union (Present-Day Russia)
    Tuesday May 06, 1941

    Joseph Stalin

    Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union

    Soviet Union (Present-Day Russia)
    Tuesday May 06, 1941

    Became Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union.


  • Okinawa, Japan
    Sunday May 06, 1945

    Desmond Doss: Hacksaw Ridge

    One more

    Okinawa, Japan
    Sunday May 06, 1945

    Doss said frequently after saving a wounded soldier: "help me get one more". This phrase motivated him to keep searching for soldiers


  • Edinburgh, Scotland
    Wednesday May 06, 1953

    Tony Blair

    Birth

    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Wednesday May 06, 1953

    Anthony Charles Lynton Blair was born at Queen Mary Maternity Home in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 6 May 1953.


  • Vietnam
    Thursday May 06, 1954

    First Indochina War

    The Final Fall Took Two Days

    Vietnam
    Thursday May 06, 1954

    The final fall took two days, May 6 and 7, during which the French fought on but were eventually overrun by a huge frontal assault. General Cogny, based in Hanoi, ordered General de Castries, who was commanding the outpost, to cease fire at 5:30 pm and to destroy all materiél (weapons, transmissions, etc.) to deny their use to the enemy. A formal order was given to not use the white flag so that the action would be considered a ceasefire instead of a surrender. Much of the fighting ended on May 7; however, the ceasefire was not respected on Isabelle, the isolated southern position, where the battle lasted until May 8, 1:00 am.


  • China and Soviet Union
    Wednesday May 06, 1987

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Black Dragon Fire

    China and Soviet Union
    Wednesday May 06, 1987

    The 1987 Daxing'anling Wildfire also known as the May 6 Fire or Black Dragon Fire was a major wildfire that began in the northeast Daxing'anling Prefecture Heilongjiang People's Republic of China on May 6, 1987. It also spread into the Soviet Union. The burning lasted almost a month, when it was finally stopped on June 2, 1987. About 266 people were wounded and 211 died in the fire leaving 50,000 homeless.


  • Split, Croatia
    Monday May 06, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    The 1991 protest

    Split, Croatia
    Monday May 06, 1991

    On 6 May, the 1991 protest in Split against the siege of Kijevo at the Navy Command in Split resulted in the death of a Yugoslav People's Army soldier.


  • Graz, Austria
    Wednesday May 06, 1992

    Bosnian War

    Agreement for a ceasefire

    Graz, Austria
    Wednesday May 06, 1992

    On 6 May 1992, Mate Boban met with Radovan Karadžić in Graz, Austria, where they reached an agreement for a ceasefire and discussed the details of the demarcation between a Croat and Serb territorial unit in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Wednesday May 06, 2009

    Marco van Basten

    Resigning from Ajax

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Wednesday May 06, 2009

    Van Basten became manager of Ajax after Euro 2008 but resigned on 6 May 2009 after his team failed to qualify for the Champions League.


  • Maidenhead, England
    Thursday May 06, 2010

    Theresa May

    Re-elected MP for Maidenhead

    Maidenhead, England
    Thursday May 06, 2010

    On 6 May 2010, May was re-elected MP for Maidenhead with an increased majority of 16,769 – 60% of the vote. This followed an earlier failed attempt by the Liberal Democrats to unseat her in 2005, as one of that party's leading "decapitation-strategy" targets.


  • England
    Thursday May 06, 2010

    David Cameron

    The 2010 General Election

    England
    Thursday May 06, 2010

    The 2010 general election resulted in the Conservatives, led by Cameron, winning the largest number of seats (306). This was, however, 20 seats short of an overall majority and resulted in the nation's first hung parliament since February 1974.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday May 06, 2015

    Bank of America

    Bank of America announced it would reduce its financial exposure to coal companies

    U.S.
    Wednesday May 06, 2015

    On May 6, 2015, Bank of America announced it would reduce its financial exposure to coal companies. The announcement came following pressure from universities and environmental groups. The new policy was announced as part of the bank's decision to continue to reduce credit exposure over time to the coal mining sector.


  • Frogmore Cottages, Eton, Windsor, United Kingdom
    Monday May 06, 2019

    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

    First Child

    Frogmore Cottages, Eton, Windsor, United Kingdom
    Monday May 06, 2019

    On May 6, 2019, the Duchess gave birth to Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, who is seventh in line to the throne.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday May 06, 2019

    Prince Harry

    First Child

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday May 06, 2019

    On 6 May 2019, the couple's first child Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was born, who is seventh in line to the throne.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday May 06, 2020

    Uber

    Uber announced plans to layoff 3,700 employees

    U.S.
    Wednesday May 06, 2020

    On May 5, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Uber announced plans to layoff 3,700 employees, around 14% of its total workforce. On May 18, 2020, 3,000 more job cuts and 45 office closures were announced.


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