Today in History India 06 May

Check out below about Today in History India 6 May in Indian history or May 6 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 6 May in Indian history, falls the birthdays and death anniversaries of various well-known people of India. You would also find out about events that happened that make it to the list of today special day in India.

Today’s Historical Events on May 6.

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1542, 6th May: St. Francis Xavier arrived at Old Goa, then the capital of Portuguese Goa.

1889, 6th May: The Eiffel Tower was officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.

1941, 6th May: Joseph Stalin becomes Prime Minister of Russia.

1949, 6th May: EDSAC launched the first electronic digital storage computer software.

1983, 6th May: Adolf Hitler’s diary exposed as a hoax.

1994, 6th May: The Euro Tunnel, which runs through the English Gulf and connects England to France, was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II of England and Francois Mitra, President of France.

2001, 6th May: Pope John Paul II visited a mosque in Syria. He was the first pope to visit a mosque.

2002, 6th May: Bhupinder Nath Kirpal became the 31st Chief Justice of India.

2010, 6th May: Ajmal Amir Kasab, convicted for the 26/11 attack in Mumbai, was sentenced to death.

Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on May 6

1856: Sigmund Freud, an Austrian neurologist, philosopher, and the founder of psychoanalysis.

1861: Pt. Motilal Nehru, an Indian lawyer, activist, and politician.

1940: Aban Mistry, an Indian female Tabla player, singer, and musician.

1951: Leela Samson, an Indian Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer, instructor, and writer.

1953: Tony Blair, a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Death Anniversaries of famous people on May 6

1589: Tansen, a prominent figure of Hindustani classical music.

1862: Henry Thoreau, an American naturalist, essayist, poet, and philosopher.

1922: Shahu Maharaj, a Raja and the first Maharaja of the Indian princely state of Kolhapur. 

1946: Bhulabhai Desai, an Indian independence activist and acclaimed lawyer.

1952: Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, and educator.

1966: Raghunath Purushottam Paranjpye, the first Indian to achieve the coveted title of Senior Wrangler at the University of Cambridge.

1973: Shiv Kumar Batalvi, an Indian poet, writer and playwright.

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