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6 May

53BC – Upper Mesopotamia – Battle of Carrhae. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Carrhae

1536 – Peru – Siege of Cuzco began (Spanish Conquest of Peru). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Cuzco

1659 – England – The Rump Parliament was reinstated. http://bcw-project.org/church-and-state/the-restoration/the-rump-recalled

1757 – Czechoslovakia – Battle of Prague (Seven Years’ War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Prague_(1757)

1757 – Burma – Konbaung-Hanthawaddy War ended (Burmese Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konbaung%E2%80%93Hanthawaddy_War

1782 – Siam – Construction of the Grand Palace began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Palace

1816 – USA – American Bible Society founded in New York. http://www.americanbible.org/about/history

1835 – USA – New York Herald first published. http://www.ridgewoodlibrary.org/localhistory/lh_nyherald.htm

1844 – UK – Glaciarium, first mechanically frozen ice rink, opened in London. http://jwalkerwords.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/glaciarium.html http://bldgblog.blogspot.co.uk/2009/02/glaciarium.html

1863 – USA – Battle of Chancellorsville ended (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/chancellorsville.html

1882 – USA – Chinese Exclusion Act passed. http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/immigration/exclusion.html


1882 – Ireland – Phoenix Park murders, Dublin. https://youtu.be/7nAZHD2bVK4 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressinghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Park_Murders

1889 – France – Eiffel Tower officially opened to public. https://youtu.be/7OJME9V7XxM  https://youtu.be/CpS0eMo-87A http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/en/everything-about-the-tower/themed-files/69.html

1910 – UK – Edward VII died, aged 68.  George V became king. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=edward7 http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=george5

1916 – Ottoman Empire – 21 nationalist executed in Lebanon & Syria. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martyrs%27_Day_(Lebanon_and_Syria)#The_Public_Execution_of_Arab_Nationalists:_May_6.2C_1916

1935 – USA – TWA plane crashed near Atlanta, MO, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19350506-0

1937 – USA – Zeppelin Hindenburg burst into flames and crashed at Naval Air Engineering Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, 36 killed. http://youtu.be/F54rqDh2mWA  https://youtu.be/0V14MgfKNnc WARNING! Videos contain scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://www.airships.net/hindenburg/disaster

1942 – Philippines – Battle of Corregidor ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Corregidor

1942 – Burma – Battle of Salween River began (Yunnan-Burma Road Campaign – WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yunnan-Burma_Road

1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Stuttgart (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1942 – Papua New Guinea – RAAF plane crashed off Misima Island, 9 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19420506-2

1944 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Elmira, NY, 6 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440506-0

1944 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Fayetteville-Pope AAF, NC, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440506-1

1945 – Czechoslovakia – Prague Offensive began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague_Offensive

1945 – UK – USAAF plane crashed at Hindhead, 31 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450506-1

1949 – Canada – Asbestos Strike ended (Quiet Revolution). http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/article/asbestos-strike/

1949 – UK – Bristol Aeroplane Company plane crashed off Portland Lighthouse, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490506-0

1953 – Chile – Earthquake measuring 7.6Mw, epicentre near Concepción, 12 killed.


1954 – UK – Roger Bannister became first person to run mile under 4mins, at Oxford. https://youtu.be/wTXoTnp_5sI  http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/6/newsid_2511000/2511575.stm

1954 – Laos – Civil Air Transport plane crashed near Ban Sot, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540506-0

1954 – Mexico – US Navy plane crashed near Caricitas, 10 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540506-1

1960 – UK – Princess Margaret married Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey. https://youtu.be/YdWPhJjQM3o http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/6/newsid_3993000/3993317.stm

1962 – UK – Channel Airways airplane at St. Boniface Down, Isle of White, 12 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19620506-0

1966 – UK – Myra Hindley and Ian Brady sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors Murders. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/6/newsid_2512000/2512119.stm

1976 – Italy – Earthquake measuring 6.4Mw, epicentre in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, 989 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976_Friuli_earthquake

1988 – Norway – Widerøe Flight 710 crashed near Brønnøysund Airport, 36 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19880506-0


1994 – France – Official opening ceremony of Channel Tunnel in Calais, by Elizabeth II & François Mitterrand. https://youtu.be/O70FRKl5IwM http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/6/newsid_2511000/2511653.stm

1997 – UK – Bank of England given independence from political control.

2014 – Nigeria – Gamboru Ngala Massacre ended, 300 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Gamboru_Ngala_attack

York

1708 – Wool Market revived at St. Anthony’s Hall. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/yorks/city-of-york/pp481-491#h3-0010

1806 – Peter Atkinson was executed at gallows behind Castle Walls. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf

1832 – Choir of York Minster re-opened after fire of 1829. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/yorks/city-of-york/pp343-357