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May 6 Birthdays

Robert Peary
1856–1920, American arctic explorer

Sigmund Freud
psychoanalyst (1856)

Rudolph Valentino
actor (1895)

Orson Welles
actor, director, producer (1915)

Willie Mays
baseball player (1931)

Tony Blair
British political leader (1953)

May 6 in History

1882

Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act over President Chester A. Arthur's veto.

1889

The Universal Exposition opened in Paris, marking the completion and dedication of the Eiffel Tower.

1937

The German airship Hindenburg blew up and burst into flames at Lakehurst, N.J.

1941

Dictator Joseph Stalin became the premier of Russia.

1954

British athlete Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes (3:59:4).

1994

The Chunnel between England and France officially opened.

1999

Scotland elected its first separate parliament in three centuries.

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