On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1856

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestRobert Peary

Robert Peary, American arctic explorer who claimed to have 1st reached geographic North Pole (Apr 6 1909), born in Cresson, Pennsylvania (d. 1920)

Arctic Explorer Robert Peary
Arctic Explorer
Robert Peary

Person of interestSigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist and father of psychology, born in Freiberg, Austrian Empire (d. 1939)

Father of Psychology Sigmund Freud
Father of Psychology
Sigmund Freud

Famous Deaths

  • William Hamilton, metaphysicist, dies
1856 Highlights

About May 6, 1856

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 165 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus