On This Day

Historical Events on May 6 (Part 2)

  • 2013 The US Senate passes a bill enabling taxing of online sales
  • 2014 Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, releases a 57 minute video boasting about abducting schoolgirls in Nigeria
  • 2017 Bus crash in Arusha region, Tanzania kills 35
  • 2017 143rd Kentucky Derby: Always Dreaming ridden by John Velasquez wins
  • 2017 84 abducted schoolgirls released in exchange for Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria
  • 2017 France bans too thin fashion models and makes labeling of digitally enhanced photos mandatory
  • 2019 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
  • 2019 Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei announces a moratorium on the death penalty for gay sex and adultery after worldwide condemnation over new Sharia laws
  • 2019 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
  • 2019 One million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction according to a major new UN report
  • 2019 World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Englishman Judd Trump wins his first world crown beating John Higgins of Scotland, 18-9

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2020 UK becomes the first European country to report over 30,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus 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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  • 2020 Irish organisation repays a 170 year old favor, raising over $2 million (to date) for US Navajo Nation and Hopi Reservation badly affected by coronavirus. In 1840s Choctaw Nation sent $170 to aid Irish potato famine.
  • 2020 At least 90,000 healthcare workers worldwide infected by coronavirus COVID-19, more than 260 nurses have died according to International Council of Nurses
  • 2020 Former intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi sworn in as new Iraqi Prime Minister, 3rd to be nominated in six months