eso ha pasado un 06 Mayo

1682 : Louis XIV and his court moved to Versailles

On May 6, 1682, after years of work to accomodate many people in the castle and according to his determination to leave the recurrent instability of the city of Paris, Louis XIV moved to Versailles with his whole court.

1840 : Penny Black

On May 6, 1840, in the United Kingdom, the first stamp of history, the Penny Black, representing Queen Victoria, is issued, priced at one penny. It was a revolution in the postal system : from this moment, the cost of sending letters was paid by the sender and not by the recipient.

1889 : Eiffel Tower opened to the public

On May 6, 1889, the Eiffel Tower is open to the public as part of the Universal Exhibition held in Paris for the centenary of the French Revolution. It had to be dismantled in 1909, but it became the symbol of the city of Paris.

1937 : Airship Hindenburg

On May 6, 1937, the German airship Hindenburg, the largest ever built, burst into flames before crashing to the ground, in New Jersey. 36 people were killed. The disaster put a serious brake on the development of airships.

1994 : Channel tunnel

On May 6, 1994, the Queen of England Elizabeth II and French President Francois Mitterrand inaugurated the channel tunnel each on their side of the sea. The tunnel connects the town of Folkestone in Kent to Coquelles in the Pas-de-Calais and is 50.5 km long.

2010 : 2010 Flash Crash

On May 6, 2010, the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones plunged 900 points. This is the second largest drop in the history of the Stock Exchange.

Cita del día : 06 Mayo

Louis XIV
Has God forgotten all I have done for Him.

Cumpleaños : 06 Mayo

André Masséna, Mariscal de Francia (1758)
Maximilien Robespierre, Político durante la Revolución Francesa (1758)
Sigmund Freud, Neurólogo austriaco, fundador del psicoanálisis (1856)
Robert Peary, Explorador estadounidense (1856)
Gaston Leroux, Escritor francés (1868)
Victor Grignard, Químico francés, Premio Nobel (1871)
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Pintor alemán (1880)
Rudolph Valentino, Actor italiano (1895)
Max Ophüls, Director de cine alemán (1902)
Stewart Granger, Actor inglés (1913)
Orson Welles, Americano, actor, guionista, productor americano (1915)
Paul Lauterbur, Químico estadounidense, Premio Nobel (1929)
Christian Clavier, Actor francés (1952)
Michael O'Hare, Actor americano (1952)
Tony Blair, Primer ministro del Reino Unido (1997 - 2007) (1953)
Anne Parillaud, Actriz francesa (1960)
George Clooney, Director, actor, guionista, productor americano (1961)
Christophe Brandt, Ciclista belga (1977)
Tanerau Latimer, Jugador de rugby de Nueva Zelanda (1986)
Dominic Scott Kay, Actor americano (1996)

Nos han dejado un 06 Mayo

Francisco de Paula Santander, Líder militar y político colombiano (1840)
Frederick Cavendish, Político inglés (1882)
Edouard VII, Rey del Reino Unido (1910)
Marlene Dietrich, Actriz y cantante alemana (1992)
Otis Blackwell, Cantante y pianista americano (2002)
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