On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 2020

Historical Events

  • At least 90,000 healthcare workers worldwide infected by COVID-19, more than 260 nurses have died according to International Council of Nurses
  • Former intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi sworn in as new Iraqi Prime Minister, 3rd to be nominated in six months
  • Irish organisation repays a 170 year old favor, raising over $2 million (to date) for US Navajo Nation and Hopi Reservation badly affected by COVID-19. In 1840s Choctaw Nation sent $170 to aid Irish potato famine.

PandemicCOVID-19

UK becomes the first European country to report over 30,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19

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Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
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Famous Deaths

  • Millie Small, Jamaican singer (My Boy Lollipop), dies of a stroke at 72
  • Steve Blackmore, Welsh rugby union prop (4 caps; Cardiff RFC), dies from a brain tumour at 58
2020 Highlights

About May 6, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus