What Happened on May 6, 2019

Historical Events

  • French telecom company Orange and its former CEO with other executives go on trial in France for psychological harassment of their staff that unions claim resulted in 19 suicides and 12 other attempts
  • One million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction according to a major new UN report
  • Pablo Sandoval becomes second MLB player since 1900 to throw a scoreless outing, hit a home run and steal a base in the same game in SF Giants' 12-4 loss in Cincinnati; joins Christy Mathewson 1905
  • Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei announces a moratorium on the death penalty for gay sex and adultery after worldwide condemnation over new Sharia laws
  • World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Englishman Judd Trump wins his first world crown beating John Higgins of Scotland, 18-9
2019 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, British son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, born in London, England
Born in 2019

Famous Deaths

  • Seymour Nurse, West Indian cricket batsman (29 Tests @ 47.60, 6 x 100; TS 258; Barbados), dies at 85

About May 6, 2019

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 4 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus

Holidays: May Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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