ON THIS DAY IN RECENT HISTORY ~ MAY 6
What was happening on this day in modern history? Let's take a look at some of the big events, Birthdays, and anniversaries for May 6th.
1902 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place" (BG).
1903 - Chicago White Sox commit 12 errors against Detroit Tigers.
1904 - American Lung Association holds its 1st meeting.
1910 - George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
1914 - British House of Lords rejects women suffrage.
1915 - Red Sox Babe Ruth pitching debut & 1st HR, loses to Yanks 4-3 in 15.
1915 - Orson Welles [George], Kenosha Wisc, actor (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), (d. 1985) is born.
1921 - American Soccer League forms.
1925 - Ty Cobb hits his 5th HR in 2 games tying Cap Ansons record of 1884.
1935 - British King George & Queen Mary celebrates silver jubilee.
1937 - Dirigible Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, NJ (36 die).
1938 - Dutch writer Maurits Dekker sentenced to 50 days for "offending a friendly head of state" (Hitler).
1940 - Pulitzer prize awarded to John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath).
1941 - Joseph Stalin becomes premier of Russia.
1941 - At California's March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.
1945 - World War II: Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops (first was on December 11, 1941).
1945 - Bob Seger, Dearborn Mich, folk singer (Silver Bullet Band-Shake Down) is born.
1945 - Richard Eyers, LA California, actor (My Friend Irma, Stagecoach West) is born.
1952 - Michael O'Hare, American actor, is born.
1953 - Tony Blair, British Prime Minister (Labour, 1997-2007 ) is born.
1957 - Last broadcast of "I Love Lucy" on CBS-TV.
1960 - Pres Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960.
1961 - George Clooney, Lexington Kentucky, actor (Dr Douglas Ross-ER, Batman) is born.
1965 - Keith Richards begins writing the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction" in a Florida hotel room.
1967 - 400 students seize administration building at Cheyney State College..
1972 - Elton John's "Rocket Man" is released.
1973 - In Boston, Paul Simon begins his first tour without Art Garfunkel.
1974 - Stolen "Guitar Player" painting by Jan Vermeer found in London
1977 - Dolly Parton makes her New York singing debut.
1984 - The final episode of "The Jeffersons" airs.
1987 - Gary Hart denies affair with model Donna Rice.
1987 - Mario Andretti sets one-lap speed record at Indy at 218.204 MPH.
1987 - PTL's Jim Bakker & Rich Dortch dismissed from Assemblies of God.
1992 - Marlene Dietrich, [Maria Losch], actress (Angel), dies in Paris at 90.
1992 - The final episode of "Jake and the Fatman" airs.
1994 - Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait sets fire to the couch on Tonight Show.
1994 - Nelson Mandela & his ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa.
1994 - Pearl Jam files a complaint with the U.S. Justice Department against Ticketmaster. The charge is that the company has a monopoly on the concert ticket business.
1996 - The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.
1997 - Michael Jackson & Bee Gees inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
1997 - The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank's 300-year history.
2012 - George Lindsey, American actor, dies at 83.