May 6th Holidays List
This is a list of today’s holidays. Some are fun, some are quirky and some are serious awareness days. See if there are any on the list that you would like to observe!
- International No Diet Day
- Joseph Brackett Day
- National Beverage Day
- National Crêpe Suzette Day
- National Nurses Day
- National Tourist Appreciation Day
- No Homework Day
May 6th Zodiac Sign is Taurus
Taurus is the second astrological sign in the present zodiac. The Sun is in the sign of Taurus.
Time period: April 20 – May 21
Ruling planet: Venus
Zodiac quality: Fixed
Birthstones: Emerald, Diamond, Sapphire, Garnet, Rose quartz
Famous Tauruses: Dwayne Johnson, Queen Elizabeth II, Megan Fox, George Clooney, Adele, Mark Zuckerberg, Shakespeare, David Beckham, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
May 6th Trivia
- 1840 – The Penny Black postage stamp becomes valid for use in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
- 1877 – Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Lakota surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
- 1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.
- 1910 – George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
- 1915 – Babe Ruth, then a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, hits his first major league home run.
- 1940 – John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
- 1941 – At California’s March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.
- 1960 – More than 20 million viewers watch the first televised royal wedding when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.
- 1961 – George Clooney, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter was born.
- 1994 – Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
- 1996 – The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.
- 2001 – During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
- 2010 – In just 36 minutes DOW Jones plunged nearly a 1000 points in what is known as the 2010 Flash Crash.