On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1851

Historical Events

  • Dr John Gorrie patents a "refrigeration machine"
  • Linus Yale patents Yale lock
  • New slave regulations go into effect in Suriname
  • San Francisco Chamber of Commerce starts
1851 Highlights

About May 6, 1851

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 169 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus