6 May It Happened Today

1758  Death of French revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre.

1851  Linus Yale patents the Yale lock.

1895  Birth of Italian actor Rudolph Valentino.

1910  Death of King Edward VII of Great Britain.

1937  The Hindenburg airship explodes while landing in New Jersey.

1992  Death of German actress Marlene Dietrich.

1994  The Channel Tunnel between England and France is officially opened.

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