What Happened on May 6, 2014

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, releases a 57 minute video boasting about abducting schoolgirls in Nigeria

Famous Deaths

  • Farley Mowat, Canadian author, dies at 92
  • Jimmy Ellis, American boxer & WBA heavyweight champion, dies from dementia at 74
  • Leslie Thomas, Welsh writer (The Virgin Soldiers), dies at 83