*  1861 - Jefferson Davis approves bill declaring war between US & Confederacy

*  1940 - John Steinbeck wins Pulitzer Prize

*  1941 - Bob Hope performs his first USO Show

Other notable events...Sigmund Freud was born in 1856; Orson Welles was born in 1915; Bob Seger born in 1945; in 1987 Mario Andretti sets 1-lap speed record at Indy; in 1987 Tom Cruise married first wife Mimi Rogers.

To see more events that happened on May 6th in history, visit http://www.historyorb.com/day/may/6?p=2

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