What happened today in history?
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May 6

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1996  The body of William E. Colby, former CIA director, is discovered near his Maryland vacation home.
1960England's Princess Margaret marries photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones.

John F. Kennedy
 Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy receives the Pulitzer Prize for the book
 Profiles in Courage.
 (photo credit: NARA)


1954Roger Bannister becomes the first to crack the four-minute mile during a track meet in Oxford, England, with a time of 3:59.4.
1942Japan takes the island of Corregidor away from Allied forces during WWII.

Josef StalinJosef Stalin
 Josef Stalin becomes ruler of Russia.

 (photo credit: NARA)


193737 people die as the German dirigible Hindenburg catches fire during a landing attempt at Lakehurst, New Jersey.
1919Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum dies at age 63, after suffering a stroke the previous day.
1915Babe Ruth hits his first home run in the major leagues.
1891Work starts on adding electrical wiring inside the White House.
1889The dedication of the Eiffel Tower takes place as the Universal Exposition opens in Paris.
1835The New York Herald begins publication.

Born today:

1967  Mark Bryan - rock guitarist (Hootie and the Blowfish)

1964  Tony Scalzo - bassist, singer (Fastball)

1963  Roma Downey - actress

1962  Lori Singer - actress

1961  George Clooney - actor, nephew of singer Rosemary Clooney

1959  Mare Winningham - actress

1955  Tom Bergeron - TV host

1953  Tony Blair - British prime minister (1997-2007)

1952  Fred McNeil - football linebacker

1951  Davey Johnstone - guitarist (Elton John)

1947  Ben Masters - actor

1945  Bob Seger - rock singer

1931  Willie Mays - baseball hall of famer

1915  Orson Welles - actor

1907  Weeb Ewbank - pro football coach, hall of famer

1895  Rudolph Valentino - actor

1856  Robert E. Peary - polar explorer

1856  Sigmund Freud - psychiatrist

1758  Maximilian Robespierre - French revolutionary leader



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