Historical Events In May - 06
Monday, 03 August 2020
1920 John Henderson, Lord-Lieutenant (Berkshire England) on this day in history.
1921 American Soccer League forms on May - 06.
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 On May - 06 aL announces it will discontinue MVP award
1933 Italy & USSR sign trade agreement on May - 06.
1933 On May - 06 59th Kentucky Derby: Don Meade aboard Brokers Tip wins in 2:06.8
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 On May - 06 hans Jelmoli, composer, dies at 59
1937 On May - 06 dirigible Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst NJ (36 die, captured on film and radio live)
1937 The Hindenberg airship catches fire and is destroyed while in the USA on this day in history.
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 May - 06.
1940 On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath)
1941 Joseph Stalin became premier of Russia on May - 06.
1942 On May - 06 cAPT Milton Miles arrives in Chungking, China, to begin building an intelligence and guerilla training organization, Naval Group China
1942 Corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies on this day in history.
1943 British first army opens assault on Tunis on May - 06.
1943 On this day in history 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 German troops north of Italy surrender to General Devers of the U.S. 7th Army division on May - 06.
1945 On this day in history naval landing force evacuates 500 Marshallese from Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands
1945 Tarakan town and airstrip captured on May - 06.
1945 On this day in history gen J Blaskowitz surrenders German troops in Netherlands
1946 On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to Arthur M Schlesinger (Age of Jackson)"
1948 "Sally" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances on this day in history.
1948 On this day in history 43 communist rebels, executed in Athens
1949 On May - 06 a L Ochse, cricketer (10 wickets in 3 Tests for S Afr 1927-29), dies
1950 On May - 06 liz Taylor's first marriage (Conrad Hilton Jr)
1950 On this day in history "Great to Be Alive" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 52 perfs
1950 Agnes Smedley, writer, dies on this day in history.