May 06: This Day That Year

MAY 06

- 1733 - 1st international boxing match: Bob Whittaker (won) vs Tito di Carni.

- 1840 - The Penny Black (World's first postage stamp) issued in Great Britain.

- 1856 - Birthday: Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist and father of psychology born in Pribor, Czechia

- 1861 - Birthday: Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer born in Kolkata, India.

- 1861 - Birthday: Motilal Nehru, Indian Freedom fighter born in Prayagraj, India.

- 1910 - George V becomes King of the UK after his father’s (Edward VII) death.

- 1953 - Birthday: Tony Blair, British Prime Minister born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

- 1960 - US President Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960.

- 1961 - Birthday: George Clooney, American actor born in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

- 2001 - Syria: Pope John Paul II became the first pope to enter a mosque.

- 2012 - France: Francois Hollande became 24th President.

- 2013 - Iraq: 10 people were killed in series of bombings.

- 2013 - Bangladeshi: 13 people were killed in clashes with police in Dhaka.

- 2013 - Pakistan: 15 people due to bomb explosion at a political rally.

- 2017 - Tanzania: A bus crash in Arusha killed 35 people.

- 2017 - Nigeria: 84 abducted schoolgirls were released in exchange for Boko Haram detained suspects.

- 2017 - France banned too thin fashion models and made digitally labeling of enhanced photos mandatory

- 2020 - Iraq: Former intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi sworn in as new Prime Minister (3rd to be nominated in 6 months).

- 2021 - Brazil: Police raid on drug traffickers killed 25 in Rio de Janeiro.

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