On This Day: May 06th

This is 127th day of the year and 239 days remain in the year.

in history
Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act over President Chester A. Arthur's veto.
The Universal Exposition opened in Paris, marking the completion and dedication of the Eiffel Tower.
The German airship Hindenburg blew up and burst into flames at Lakehurst, N.J.
Dictator Joseph Stalin became the premier of Russia.
British athlete Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes (3:59:4).
The Chunnel between England and France officially opened.
Scotland elected its first separate parliament in three centuries.
May 06 Birthdays
Robert Peary1856–1920, American arctic explorer
Rudolph Valentinoactor
Sigmund Freudpsychoanalyst
Tony BlairBritish political leader
Orson Wellesactor, director, producer
Willie Maysbaseball player

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