On This Day In History, 6 May

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World Events Today

  • Following the death of his father, Edward VII, George V became the King of the United Kingdom today in 1910, he reigned until his death in 1936
  • The Moors murderers, Ian Brady and his lover Myra Hindley, were found guilty today in 1966, both were sentenced to life imprisonment, both died in prison
  • The Channel Tunnel, also known as The Chunnel, the railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects England with France, was officially opened today in 1994

Entertainment Events Today

  • Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, was the first man to run a mile in less than 4 minutes today in 1954, it was at the Iffley Road track in Oxford, England
  • The final episode of the American sitcom television series Friends, aired today in 2004 on the NBC network, it was watched by over 50 million viewers
  • The computer-animated comedy movie Shrek the Third, premiered today in 2007 at the Mann Village Theatre in Los Angeles

Family Events Today

  • The Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, was born today in 1856 in the present-day Czech Republic
  • The American actor, director and producer Orson Welles, considered one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, was born today in 1915 in Wisconsin
  • The American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, George Clooney, who starred in many movies, including Ocean’s Eleven and The Descendants, was born today in 1961 in Kentucky

Main Event Today

  • The Hindenburg disaster occurred today in 1937 in New Jersey in the United States, the airship caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock, 36 died and it ended the era of the airship

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Crepe Suzette Day

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