Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/May 6

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This is a list of selected May 6 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled May 6, 2019 featured article or the May 6, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Đurđevdan in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Serbia; unreferenced
George's Day in Autumn in Russia no footnotes
Saint George's Day in Bulgaria refimprove
1527Spanish and German troops sacked Rome, marking the symbolic end of the Italian Renaissance. Sack of Rome: multiple issues; Italian Renaissance: refimprove section
1682 – King Louis XIV of France moved the French royal court and the seat of government from Paris to the Château de Versailles in Versailles. needs more footnotes
1757 – After Prussian troops forced the Austrians to retreat at the Battle of Prague, the former army retreated as well after deciding that it lost too many men to effectively capture Prague. refimprove
1882U.S. President Chester A. Arthur signed the Chinese Exclusion Act into law, implementing a ban on Chinese immigration to the United States that remained until the Magnuson Act was enacted in 1943. refimprove section
1942 - World War II: Japanese troops overcame fierce American and Philippine resistance to win the Battle of Corregidor. needs more footnotes
1984Pope John Paul II canonized 103 of the Korean Martyrs, who were the subjects of religious persecution against Christians in 19th-century Korea. lead too short, inappropriate tone
2002 – Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn was assassinated by animal rights and environmental activist Volkert van der Graaf in Hilversum, marking the first political murder on Dutch soil since 1672. refimprove section


May 6

Grand Palace of Bangkok
Grand Palace of Bangkok

James Tyrrell (d. 1502) · Jean Senebier (b. 1742) · Martin Brodeur (b. 1972)

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