Historical Events In May - 06
Monday, 11 December 2023
1920 On May - 06 john Henderson, Lord-Lieutenant (Berkshire England)
1921 On May - 06 american Soccer League forms
1924 Carel S Adama van Scheltema, poet/writer (socialism), dies at 47 on this day in history.
1925 Ty Cobb hits his 5th HR in 2 games tying Cap Ansons record of 1884 on May - 06.
1929 On this day in history aL announces it will discontinue MVP award
1933 On this day in history italy & USSR sign trade agreement
1933 On this day in history 59th Kentucky Derby: Don Meade aboard Brokers Tip wins in 2:06.8
1934 On May - 06 red Sox score 12 runs in 4th inning including record 4 consecutive triples hit by Carl Reynolds, Moose Solters, Rick Ferrell, & B Walters
1935 On this day in history british King George & Queen Mary celebrates silver jubilee
1936 On May - 06 hans Jelmoli, composer, dies at 59
1937 Dirigible Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst NJ (36 die, captured on film and radio live) on this day in history.
1937 On May - 06 the Hindenberg airship catches fire and is destroyed while in the USA
1937 Dirigible Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, NJ (36 die) on May - 06.
1938 Dutch writer Maurits Dekker sentenced to 50 days for "offending a friendly head of state" (Hitler) on this day in history.
1939 1st performance of Honegger/Claudel's "Jeanne d'Arc Ouch B-cher" on this day in history.
1940 On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath)
1941 On this day in history joseph Stalin became premier of Russia
1942 On May - 06 cAPT Milton Miles arrives in Chungking, China, to begin building an intelligence and guerilla training organization, Naval Group China
1942 On May - 06 corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies
1943 British first army opens assault on Tunis on this day in history.
1943 British 1st army opens assault on Tunis on May - 06.
1944 On May - 06 70th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 2:04.2
1945 General J Blaskowitz surrenders German troops in Netherlands on this day in history.
1945 German troops north of Italy surrender to General Devers of the U.S. 7th Army division on this day in history.
1945 Naval landing force evacuates 500 Marshallese from Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands on this day in history.
1945 Tarakan town and airstrip captured on this day in history.
1945 On May - 06 gen J Blaskowitz surrenders German troops in Netherlands
1946 Pulitzer prize awarded to Arthur M Schlesinger (Age of Jackson)" on May - 06.
1948 "Sally" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances on May - 06.
1948 43 communist rebels, executed in Athens on this day in history.
1949 A L Ochse, cricketer (10 wickets in 3 Tests for S Afr 1927-29), dies on May - 06.
1950 Liz Taylor's first marriage (Conrad Hilton Jr) on this day in history.
1950 On May - 06 "Great to Be Alive" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 52 perfs
1950 On this day in history agnes Smedley, writer, dies