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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

2007–2008 world food price crisis: Mogadishu residents protest for a second day over high food prices as traders reject old Somali shilling notes due to high inflation. //www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSL0511343220080506?feedType=RSSfeedName=topNews (Reuters)
Prominent Malaysian blogger and political activist, Raja Petra Kamaruddin, is charged with sedition. //www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/7093/84/ (Malaysia Today)

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Palestinian extremists bomb a United Nations-run Gaza elementary school in the continuing Palestinian factional violence, killing at least one and wounding at least seven. //www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,270306,00.html (FOX)

Thursday, May 6, 2004

The series finale of Friends airs on NBC.

Tuesday, May 6, 2003

Buckingham Palace announces that Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and his wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex are expecting their first child. The child, due to be born on May 6, 2003. He or she will be the seventh grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Monday, May 6, 2002

In the Netherlands, politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated.
Recent celebrity deaths: In the Netherlands, controversial right wing politician Pim Fortuyn is shot dead when leaving a radio studio, nine days before the general election for the lower house of parliament.

Sunday, May 6, 2001

Space tourist Dennis Tito returns to Earth aboard "Soyuz TM-31". ("Soyuz TM-32" is left docked at the International Space Station as a new lifeboat.)

Thursday, May 6, 1999

Elections are held in Scotland and Wales for the new Scottish Parliament and National Assembly for Wales.
Kosovo War: In the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, three Chinese embassy workers were killed and 20 others wounded when a NATO B-2 aircraft mistakenly bombed a Chinese Embassy in Belgrade.
A jury finds "The Jenny Jones Show" and Warner Bros. liable in the shooting death of Scott Amedure, after the show deceived Jonathan Schmitz into appearing on a secret same-sex crush episode.
In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.

Friday, May 6, 1994

An annular eclipse of the sun is visible across much of North America.
Illinois executes serial killer John Wayne Gacy by lethal injection for the murder of 33 young men and boys.
The Channel Tunnel, which took 15,000 workers over 7 years to complete, opens between England and France, enabling passengers to travel between the 2 countries in 35 minutes.
Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.

Friday, May 6, 1983

"Stern" magazine publishes the Hitler Diaries (which are later found to be forgeries).

Wednesday, May 6, 1981

A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Lin's design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from 1,421 other entries.

Thursday, May 6, 1976

An earthquake hits the Friuli area in Italy, killing more than 900 people and making another 100,000 homeless.

Thursday, May 6, 1971

The Ceylon government begins a major offensive against the People's Liberation Front.
Arsenal FC beats Liverpool FC 2-1 to win the EnglishFA Cup thus completing the league and cup 'double'.
Mariner 8 fails to launch.

Friday, May 6, 1966

The Moors murders trial ends with Ian Brady being found guilty on all 3 counts of murder and sentenced to 3 concurrent terms of life imprisonment. Myra Hindley is convicted on 2 counts of murder and of being an accessory in the third murder committed by Brady, and receives 2 concurrent terms of life imprisonment and a 7-year fixed term for being an accessory.
Radio Peking claims that U.S. planes have shot down a Chinese plane over Yunnan (the U.S. denies the story the next day).
African members of the UN Security Council say that the British army should blockade Rhodesia.

Thursday, May 6, 1965

A tornado outbreak near the Twin Cities in Minnesota kills 13 and injures 683.

Sunday, May 6, 1962

Milovan Djilas, former vice-president of Yugoslavia, is given further sentence for publishing "Conversations with Stalin".
Juan Carlos of Spain marries the Greek Princess Sophia in Athens.

Saturday, May 6, 1961

Tottenham Hotspur F.C. becomes the first team in the 20th century to win the English league and cup double. This being the last time Tottenham won the English League.

Friday, May 6, 1960

Friday, May 6, 1955

WEU charter effective.

Thursday, May 6, 1954

Tuesday, May 6, 1952

Farouk of Egypt has himself announced as a descendant of prophet Muhammad.

Friday, May 6, 1949

EDSAC, the first practicable stored-program computer, runs its first program at Cambridge University.

Sunday, May 6, 1945

WWII: Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops (the first was on December 11, 1941).

Thursday, May 6, 1943

WWII: Six U-boats are sunk after sinking 12 ships from Convoy ONS 5 in the last major North Atlantic U-boat wolfpack attack of the war.

Wednesday, May 6, 1942

WWII: On Corregidor, the last American and Filipino forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese.ref name=ref1

Tuesday, May 6, 1941

At California's March Field, entertainer Bob Hope performs his first USO Show.

Saturday, May 6, 1939

Carl Friedrich Goerdeler tells the British government that the German and Soviet governments are secretly beginning a rapprochement with the aim of dividing Eastern Europe between them. Goerdeler also informs the British of German economic problems which he states threaten the survival of the Nazi regime, and advises that if a firm stand is made for Poland, then Hitler will be deterred from war.

Thursday, May 6, 1937

\'\'Hindenburg\'\' disaster: In the United States, the German airship ''Hindenburg'' bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew on board, 13 passengers and 22 crew die, as well as one member of the ground crew.

Monday, May 6, 1935

New Deal: Executive Order 7034 creates the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

Tuesday, May 6, 1930

The Great Salmas Earthquake in Iran (7.3 on the Richter Scale) kills 4,000 people.

Thursday, May 6, 1915

Babe Ruth hits his first career home run off of Jack Warhop.

Friday, May 6, 1910

George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.

Monday, May 6, 1889

Johnstown Flood: The South Fork Dam collapses in western Pennsylvania, killing more than 2,200 people in and around Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
The Exposition Universelle opens in Paris with the Eiffel Tower as its entrance arch. The Galerie des machines, at 111 m, spans the longest interior space in the world at this time.
The Naval Defence Act dictates that the fleet strength of the British Royal Navy must be equal to that of at least any two other countries.ref name=CBH
June ndash Vincent van Gogh paints "Starry Night" at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

Saturday, May 6, 1882

The Invincibles (militant Irish republicans) kill Lord Frederick Cavendish, chief secretary for Ireland and permanent undersecretary T.H. Burke in Phoenix Park, Dublin

Sunday, May 6, 1877

Realizing that his people are weakened by cold and hunger, Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.

Thursday, May 6, 1869

Monday, May 6, 1861

American Civil War: Arkansas secedes from the Union.

Sunday, May 6, 1860

Giuseppe Garibaldi and his troops depart from Quarto on the Expedition of the Thousand.

Wednesday, May 6, 1840

The Penny Black, the world's first postage st, becomes valid for the pre-payment of postage.

Monday, May 6, 1833

Carl Friedrich Gauss and Wilhelm Weber obtain permission to build an electromagnetic telegraph in Göttingen.

Wednesday, May 6, 1829

The patent for an instrument called the accordion is applied for by //www.ksanti.net/free-reed/history/demian.html Cyrill Demian (Officially approved on May 23.)

Friday, May 6, 1757

Seven Years\' War ndash Battle of Prague (1757): Frederick the Great defeats an Austrian army and begins to besiege the city.

Sunday, May 6, 1691

The Spanish inquisition condemns and forcibly baptizes 219 xuetas in Palma Majorca. When 37 try to escape the island, they are burned alive at the stake.

Tuesday, May 6, 1687

Emperor Higashiyama succeeds Emperor Reigen on the throne of Japan.

Wednesday, May 6, 1682

Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles.

Sunday, May 6, 1646

Poet Anne Bradstreet becomes a founding mother of Andover Parish (now North Andover) Massachusetts.

Wednesday, May 6, 1615

Saturday, May 6, 1600

Prince Sigismund Báthory of Transylvania loses the city of Suceava to the Voivode Michael the Brave of Wallachia, during the internecine conflict in Hungary and the Danubian Principalities. For the first time, Transylvania, Moldavia, and Wallachia became one country (known today as Romania). However, the union ends one year later when Michael the Brave is killed.

Friday, April 26, 1527 (Julianian calendar)

Sack of Rome: Spanish and German troops led by the Duke of Bourbon sack Rome, forcing Pope Clement VII to make peace with Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, marking the end of the High Renaissance.

Tuesday, April 29, 1236 (Julianian calendar)

A drought causes the harvest to fail and causes one of the rate famines of the 13supth/sup century in Europe.
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