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It happened on a… May 6

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It happened on a… May 6
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The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby places the St Edward’s Crown onto the head of Britain’s King Charles III during the Coronation Ceremony inside Westminster Abbey in central London. Camilla, his second wife, will be crowned queen alongside him and be known as Queen Camilla after the ceremony. Charles became King in September 2022 when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died at 96. She was the longest-reigning monarch in British history.


France bans too thin fashion models and makes labeling of digitally enhanced photos mandatory.


François Hollande elected 24th President of France.


TV sitcom “Friends” airs season finale in 10th and final season.


Entrepreneur Elon Musk founds SpaceX.

“Spider-Man” became the first movie to make more than $100 million in its first weekend.


Michael Jackson & Bee Gees inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.


Nelson Mandela and the ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa’s first post apartheid election.

Channel tunnel linking England & France officially opens.


German airship Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 35 of the 97 on board and 1 on the ground.


Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run while playing for the Boston Red Sox.


George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.


Chicago White Sox commit 12 errors against Detroit Tigers.


The Universal Exposition opened in Paris, France, marking the dedication of the Eiffel Tower. Also at the exposition was the first automobile in Paris, the Mercedes-Benz.


World’s first adhesive postage stamp, the “Penny Black”, is first used in Great Britain.


Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles.

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