Momentous events in history: may 6, 2018

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On this day, may 6 – the most interesting thing that has happened in Ukraine and the world!

Holidays:

The day of St. George.

Mother’s day in Lithuania.

Martyrs day in Lebanon.

Border guards day in Ukraine.

Story:

1840 – the Official date of issue into circulation the first postage stamps (“penny Black”).

1902 – one of the largest shipwrecks of the twentieth century: in the Bay of Bengal was caught in a cyclone near Rangoon and crashed the ship “Camorta” (eng. “Camorta”) under the UK flag; the death toll amounted to 655.

1910 – George V becomes king of the United Kingdom of great Britain and Ireland and the United Kingdom of great Britain and Northern Ireland.

1953 – the Surgeon John Gibbon from Philadelphia for the first time successfully used the apparatus “artificial heart-lung” during open heart surgery .

1955 – Britain appealed to the international court to resolve the dispute with Argentina and Chile about the affiliation of the Falkland Islands.

1983 – the crash of An-26 on Kamchatka. 35 people were killed.

1986 – the Soviet Union officially announced that the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

1994 – ceremonial opening of the tunnel built under the English channel to connect France and England.

1998 – new capital of Kazakhstan, Akmola was renamed to Astana.

Rohad been held this day:

1856 – Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist, founder of psychoanalysis.

1871 – Victor Grenier, French chemist, Nobel laureate.

1952 – Christian clavier (Christian Clavier), a French актtр and screenwriter.

1961 – George Clooney (George Timothy Clooney), an American киноактtр.

1968 – Maxim Fadeev, singer, composer and producer.

1972 – Martin Brodeur, canadian hockey goalie, a player HC new Jersey devils, two-time Olympic champion.

1983 – Daniel Alves, football player, national team player of Brazil and Barcelona.

1985 – Chris Paul, American professional basketball player who plays for a team in the National basketball Association “Los Angeles clippers”. Two-time Olympic champion team USA.

Died:

1880 – Ivan Surikov, Russian poet, the representative of the “peasant” trend in Russian literature.

1910 – Borys Hrinchenko, Ukrainian writer.

1992 – Marlene Dietrich, German and American actress.

Birthday:

Alexander, Alexey, Valery, George, Ivan, Sophia.