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May 6


1816   The American Bible Society is founded

1889   The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public

1937   The Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute

1940   John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the novel The Grapes of Wrath.

1954   Roger Bannister is the first to run the mile in under four minutes.

2004   The last episode of the TV show Friends airs.

Famous Birthdays:

1758   Maximilien Robespierre (French Revolutionary)

1856   Robert Peary (North Pole explorer)

1856   Sigmund Freud (Psychiatrist)

1895   Rudolph Valentino (Actor)

1915   Orson Welles (Actor)

1931   Willie Mays (Baseball Player)

1945   Bob Segar (Musician)

1953   Tony Blair (Prime Minister of Brittain)

1955   Tom Bergeron (TV Host)

1961   George Clooney (Actor)

1985   Chris Paul (Basketball Player)

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