On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1919

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; German East Africa is assigned to Britain and France, German South West Africa to South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Ereaut, Bailiff of Jersey (1975-85), born in London (d. 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • Lyman Frank Baum, American author (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), dies at 62