6th of May, 1856

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 6th of May, 1856, fell on a Tuesday.
  • Born on this exact date: Sigmund Freud: Father of psychoanalysis.
  • Decade: 1850s.
  • 162 years, 0 months and 15 days have passed since the 6th of May, 1856.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1856.
  • Day 127 of 1856.
  • Leap Year: 1856 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1856 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 6th of May, 1856 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • American Format: 05-06-1856 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1856-05-06. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "18560506" are easier to sort.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Franklin Pierce was the President of the United States on the 6th of May, 1856.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 6th of May, 1856 was probably conceived around the 28th of July, 1855. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 6th of May, 1856 is the 13th of February, 1857. (Rough Estimate).

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 6th of May:

  • 6th of May, 1527: The Sack of Rome occurs.
  • 6th of May, 1966: Moors murders: Ian Brady is found guilty and sentenced to 3 concurrent terms of life imprisonment.
  • 6th of May, 1970: Irish politicians Charles Haughey and Neil Blaney are dismissed from the government after they are accused of being involved in a plot to import weapons for the Provisional IRA.
  • 6th of May, 1976: 900 people are killed when an earthquake strikes the Friuli region of Italy.
  • 6th of May, 1994: The Channel Tunnel between France and the UK is opened.
  • 6th of May, 2002: The Attitude Era in the WWE comes to an end.
  • 6th of May, 2002: Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated.
  • 6th of May, 2004: The TV show "Friends" comes to an end after nearly ten years.
  • 6th of May, 2005: Kingdom of Heaven (2005) is released.
  • 6th of May, 2007: Manchester United win the Premier League title after Chelsea fail to beat Arsenal.
  • 6th of May, 2011: Thor (2011) is released in cinemas.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 6th of May:


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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 6th of May, 1856.

  • 59,184 days have passed since this date.
  • 5,113,494,000 seconds have passed since the 6th of May, 1856.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 5,965,743,000 times.
  • Since the 6th of May, 1856, earth has travelled approximately 2,638,562,904,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 852,249,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 439,760,484 steps. That's about 195,449 miles!
  • Since this date, 61,361,928 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!


Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Tuesday" in other languages is:

  • German: Dienstag.
  • French: Mardi.
  • Italian: Martedi.
  • Spanish: Martes.
  • Portuguese: Terca-feira.


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