On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1906

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Paris Métro Line 5 is inaugurated with a first section from Place d'Italie to the Gare d'Orléans (today known as Gare d'Austerlitz)

Famous Birthdays

  • Max August Zorn, German mathematician (lemma of Zorn), born in Krefeld, Rhenish Prussia, Germany (d. 1993)

Famous Deaths

  • Johan Philip van der Kellen, Dutch stamp cutter, lithographer and writer, dies at 74