Historical Events In May - 06
Sunday, 18 April 2021
1920 On this day in history 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 May - 06.
1925 On this day in history ty Cobb hits his 5th HR in 2 games tying Cap Ansons record of 1884
1929 AL announces it will discontinue MVP award on this day in history.
1933 Italy & USSR sign trade agreement on this day in history.
1933 59th Kentucky Derby: Don Meade aboard Brokers Tip wins in 2:06.8 on May - 06.
1934 Red Sox score 12 runs in 4th inning including record 4 consecutive triples hit by Carl Reynolds, Moose Solters, Rick Ferrell, & B Walters on May - 06.
1935 British King George & Queen Mary celebrates silver jubilee on May - 06.
1936 Hans Jelmoli, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.
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 On May - 06 dirigible Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, NJ (36 die)
1938 Dutch writer Maurits Dekker sentenced to 50 days for "offending a friendly head of state" (Hitler) on May - 06.
1939 1st performance of Honegger/Claudel's "Jeanne d'Arc Ouch B-cher" on this day in history.
1940 On May - 06 pulitzer prize awarded to John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath)
1941 On this day in history joseph Stalin became premier of Russia
1942 CAPT Milton Miles arrives in Chungking, China, to begin building an intelligence and guerilla training organization, Naval Group China on May - 06.
1942 Corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies on this day in history.
1943 On May - 06 british first army opens assault on Tunis
1943 On May - 06 british 1st army opens assault on Tunis
1944 70th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 2:04.2 on this day in history.
1945 General J Blaskowitz surrenders German troops in Netherlands on May - 06.
1945 On May - 06 german troops north of Italy surrender to General Devers of the U.S. 7th Army division.
1945 On May - 06 naval landing force evacuates 500 Marshallese from Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands
1945 On May - 06 tarakan town and airstrip captured
1945 On May - 06 gen J Blaskowitz surrenders German troops in Netherlands
1946 Pulitzer prize awarded to Arthur M Schlesinger (Age of Jackson)" on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1950 On May - 06 liz Taylor's first marriage (Conrad Hilton Jr)
1950 "Great to Be Alive" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 52 perfs on May - 06.
1950 Agnes Smedley, writer, dies on May - 06.