Events in History for Friday May 6th 2016

  • 1626 Dutch colonist Peter Minuit buys Manhattan Island from local Indians for 60 guilders worth of trinkets
  • 1840 World’s first postage stamp, the Penny Black, is issued in Great Britain
  • 1861 Jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between the Union & the Confederacy
  • 1889 Exposition Universelle (World Fair) opens in Paris with the completed Eiffel Tower
  • 1890 Mormon Church renounces polygamy [1006-Truth Restored (Morman pub)]
  • 1941 Joseph Stalin became Premier of Russia

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