Important Events (from1901 to 2015)

May 06, 2016

May 6
• 1902 – Macario Sakay establishes the Tagalog Republic with himself as President.
• 1906 – The Russian Constitution of 1906 is adopted (on April 23rd by the Julian calendar).
• 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.
• 1916 – Twenty-one Lebanese nationalists are executed in Martyrs' Square, Beirut by Djemal Pasha.
• 1930 – The 7.1 Mw Salmas earthquake shakes northwestern Iran and southeastern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme). Up to three-thousand people were killed.
• 1933 – The Deutsche Studentenschaft attacked Magnus Hirschfeld's Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, later burning many of its books.
• 1935 – New Deal: Executive Order 7034 creates the Works Progress Administration.
• 1935 – The first flight of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk.
• 1937 – Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.
• 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.
• 1941 – The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.
• 1942 – World War II: On Corregidor, the last American forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese.
• 1945 – World War II: Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops.
• 1945 – World War II: The Prague Offensive, the last major battle of the Eastern Front, begins.
• 1949 – EDSAC, the first practical electronic digital stored-program computer, runs its first operation.
• 1954 – Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.
• 1960 – More than 20 million viewers watch the first televised royal wedding when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.
• 1962 – St. Martín de Porres is canonized by Pope John XXIII.
• 1966 – Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors murders in England.
• 1972 – Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara for attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.
• 1975 – During a lull in fighting, 100,000 Armenians gather in Beirut to commemorate 60th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
• 1976 – An earthquake strikes the Friuli region of northeastern Italy, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.
• 1981 – A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Ying Lin's design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from 1,421 other entries.
• 1983 – The Hitler Diaries are revealed as a hoax after examination by experts.
• 1984 – One hundred three 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, therefore spawning what is known as the "coaster wars".
• 1994 – Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
• 1994 – Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones files a lawsuit against United States President Bill Clinton, alleging that he had sexually harassed her in 1991.
• 1996 – The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.
• 1997 – The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank's 300-year history.
• 1998 – Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his fifth career start.
• 1999 – The first elections to the devolved Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly are held.
• 2001 – During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
• 2002 – After a radio-interview at the Mediapark in Hilversum the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated.
• 2013 – Three women missing for more than a decade are found alive in the U.S. city of Cleveland, Ohio. Their captor, Ariel Castro, is taken into custody.