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This Day in History: May 6

May 6: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1682 - Louis XIV of France moves his court to the Palace of Versailles.
  2. 1861 - American Civil War: Richmond, Virginia is declared the new capital of the Confederate States of America.
  3. 1877 - Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
  4. 1889 - The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.
  5. 1954 - Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Maximilien de Robespierre (French lawyer and politician), Sigmund Freud (Austrian neurologist), Victor Grignard (French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Harry Martinson (Swedish author and poet Nobel Prize laureate), Orson Welles (American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter)

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