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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:53 AM
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This Day in History: May 6
THIS DAY IN HISTORY FOR MAY 6

In 1527, Spanish and German troops, under the command of the Duke of Bourbon, sack Rome, forcing Pope Clement VII to make peace with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. Some historians point to this event as the end of the European Renaissance.

In 1861, Arkansas becomes the 7th state to secede from the Union. It and three other Southern states leave the Union in response to the attack at Fort Sumter.

In 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.


Crazy Horse

In 1910, George V ascends to the throne of England following the death of his father Edward VII.


King George V

In 1936, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 7034, creating the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a "make work" program that provided jobs and income to the unemployed during the Great Depression. Roosevelt shut down the WPA on December 4, 1943 due to rapidly diminishing unemployment figures.

In 1937, the German Zeppelin Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock with its mooring mast at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. 35 of the 97 passengers perished in the disaster.


The Hindenburg Disaster

BORN ON MAY 6

1758 - Maximilian Robespierre, the most well known leader of the French Revolution

1856 - Sigmund Freud, psychiatrist and founder of psychoanalysis

1868 - Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, the last Tsar of Russia

1915 - Orson Welles, director and actor

1953 - Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and neoliberal douchebag

DIED ON MAY 6

1910 - King Edward VII of the United Kingdom

1919 - L. Frank Baum, writer

1987 - William Casey, head of the Central Intelligence Agency

1992 - Marlene Dietrich, actress

2002 - Pim Fortuyn, Dutch politician

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Submariner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:05 PM
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1. On this date in history
1963 - The Submariner gets his Massachusetts drivers license and gets Dad's 1955 Chevy Bel-Air 2-door coupe to take his buddys to Fresh Pond Parkway's "Richies Car Hop" for burgers and fries from skating waitresses. It was groovy!

Thanks for reminding me of the true significance of this date Fenris.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:09 PM
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:27 PM
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:10 PM
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