Historical Events In May - 06
Thursday, 23 March 2023
1920 John Henderson, Lord-Lieutenant (Berkshire England) on May - 06.
1921 On May - 06 american Soccer League forms
1924 On this day in history carel S Adama van Scheltema, poet/writer (socialism), dies at 47
1925 Ty Cobb hits his 5th HR in 2 games tying Cap Ansons record of 1884 on May - 06.
1929 On May - 06 aL announces it will discontinue MVP award
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 this day in history.
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 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 this day in history 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 On this day in history dutch writer Maurits Dekker sentenced to 50 days for "offending a friendly head of state" (Hitler)
1939 On May - 06 1st performance of Honegger/Claudel's "Jeanne d'Arc Ouch B-cher"
1940 Pulitzer prize awarded to John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath) on May - 06.
1941 Joseph Stalin became premier of Russia on this day in history.
1942 On this day in history 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 On May - 06 british first army opens assault on Tunis
1943 On this day in history british 1st army opens assault on Tunis
1944 On this day in history 70th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 2:04.2
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 Naval landing force evacuates 500 Marshallese from Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands on this day in history.
1945 Tarakan town and airstrip captured on May - 06.
1945 On this day in history 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 On May - 06 "Great to Be Alive" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 52 perfs
1950 On May - 06 agnes Smedley, writer, dies
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