06 May

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

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Andr Massna, Marshal of France (1758)
Maximilien Robespierre, Politician during the French Revolution (1758)
Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist, founder of psychoanalysis (1856)
Robert Peary, American explorer, claimed to have been first at noth pole (1856)
Gaston Leroux, French writer (1868)
Victor Grignard, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (1871)
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German painter (1880)
Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor (1895)
Max Ophls, German movie director (1902)
Stewart Granger, English actor (1913)
Orson Welles, American director, actor, screenwriter, producer (1915)
Paul Lauterbur, American chemist, Nobel Prize (1929)
Christian Clavier, French actor (1952)
Michael O'Hare, American actor (1952)
Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1997 - 2007) (1953)
Anne Parillaud, French actress (1960)
George Clooney, American director, actor, screenwriter, producer (1961)
Christophe Brandt, Belgian cyclist (1977)
Tanerau Latimer, New Zealand All Black rugby player (1986)
Dominic Scott Kay, American actor (1996)

Ils nous ont quitt un 06 May

Francisco de Paula Santander, Colombian military and political leader (1840)
Frederick Cavendish, British politician (1882)
Edouard VII, King of the United Kingdom (1910)
Marlene Dietrich, German actress and singer (1992)
Otis Blackwell, American singer and pianist (2002)

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Behavior in court


When we are in court either to testify or to defend our interests, we must behave as perfect as possible.

The first thing is to arrive a little early to be able to talk with the attorney before the hearing and find our seat calmly and quietly.

Another important thing is to be well dressed, clean with our hair done, without a hat or cap. We must also be careful to stand up straight, and look at the people we are talking to straight in the eye.

When addressing the judge, we speak with consideration and in a very quiet and polite manner. We do not interrupt him or her and we doe not use dirty language.
It is also best to avoid contradicting or arguing with him or her.
We should be polite to everyone working in court anyway.

We should also avoid eating, drinking or chew gum.
Our phone must be turned off : we avoid to play with it during the hearing.

These tips will not necessarily make us win the trial but they serve to avoid alienating the judge and members of the court.

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