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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.

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André Masséna, Maresciallo di Francia (1758)
Maximilien Robespierre, Politico durante la Rivoluzione francese (1758)
Sigmund Freud, Neurologo austriaco, fondatore della psicoanalisi (1856)
Robert Peary, Esploratore americano (1856)
Gaston Leroux, Scrittore francese (1868)
Victor Grignard, Chimico francese, Premio Nobel (1871)
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Pittore tedesco (1880)
Rudolph Valentino, Attore italiano (1895)
Max Ophüls, Regista tedesco (1902)
Stewart Granger, Attore inglese (1913)
Orson Welles, Americano, attore, sceneggiatore, produttore americano (1915)
Paul Lauterbur, Chimico statunitense, premio Nobel per la Chimica (1929)
Christian Clavier, Attore francese (1952)
Michael O'Hare, Attore americano (1952)
Tony Blair, Primo Ministro del Regno Unito (1997 - 2007) (1953)
Anne Parillaud, Attrice francese (1960)
George Clooney, Regista, attore, sceneggiatore, produttore americano (1961)
Christophe Brandt, Ciclista belga (1977)
Tanerau Latimer, Giocatore di rugby della Nuova Zelanda (1986)
Dominic Scott Kay, Attore americano (1996)

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Francisco de Paula Santander, Capo militare e politico colombiano (1840)
Frederick Cavendish, Politico inglese (1882)
Edouard VII, Re del Regno Unito (1910)
Marlene Dietrich, Attrice e cantante tedesca (1992)
Otis Blackwell, Cantante e pianista americano (2002)
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