Wednesday, the 6th of May, 2015 is the 126th day in 2015 and in the 19th calendar week.
General Events:
International No Diet Day
May 6, 2015 in the World
The International No Diet Day (INDD) is celebrated on May 06, 2015. It is an annual celebration of body acceptance and diversity. This day is also dedicated to promoting a healthy life style and raise awareness of the dangers and futility of dieting. The symbol of the No Diet Day is a blue ribbon, similar to the red ribbon of the World AIDS Day.
International No Diet Day was created by Mary Evans Young in 1992, Mary is the director of the British group “Diet Breakers”. After personally experiencing anorexia, she worked to help people appreciate themselves for what they are, and to appreciate the body they have.
There are several goals to the INDD: Celebrate the beauty and diversity of ALL our natural sizes & shapes; Declare a personal one-day moratorium on diet/weight obsession; Learn the facts about weight-loss dieting, health, and body size; Recognize how dieting perpetuates violence against women; Honor the victims of eating disorders and weight-loss surgery; Help end weight discrimination, sizism and fatphobia.
Where is the event?
Martyrs’ Day in Lebanon and Syria
May 6, 2015 in Lebanon and Syria
Martyrs’ Day in Lebanon and Syria is celebrated on May 06, 2015. Martyrs’ Day is a Syrian and Lebanese national holiday commemorating the Syrian and Lebanese nationalists executed in Damascus and Beirut on May 6, 1916 by Jamal Pasha, also known as ‘Al Jazzar’ or ‘The Butcher’, the Ottoman w?li of Greater Syria. They were executed in both the Marjeh Square in Damascus and Burj Square in Beirut. Both plazas have since been renamed Martyrs’ Square.
Where is Martyrs’ Day in Lebanon and Syria?
Nationwide Lebanon and Syria
Nurses Day or National RN Recognition Day
May 6, 2015 in the USA
National Nurses Day, also known as National RN Recognition Day, is always celebrated on May 6th and opens National Nurses Week.  National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birth date of Florence Nightingale.
National Nurses Week is one of the nation’s largest health care events, recognizing the contributions and commitments nurses make and educating the public about the significant work they perform.
The history of Nurses Day can be traced back to 1953 when Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a “Nurse Day” in October of the following year.  The proclamation was never made, but the following year National Nurses Week was observed from October 1116, marking the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s mission to Crimea.
In 1974, President Nixon proclaimed a “National Nurse Week.”  In 1981, a resolution was initiated by nurses in New Mexico to have May 6th declared “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”  This proposal was promoted by the ANA Board of Directors and in 1982, with a joint resolution, the United States Congress designated May 6th to be “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”  The proposal was signed by President Reagan, making May 6 the official “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”  It was later expanded by the ANA Board of Directors in 1990 to a week-long celebration (May 6-12) known as “National Nurses Week.”
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 6th May:
1527 – Spanish & German Imperial troops sack Rome; ending Renaissance
1529 – Battle at Gogra: Mogol emperor Babur beats Afghans & Bengals
1626 – Dutch colonist Peter Minuit buys Manhattan Island from local Indians for 60 guilders worth of trinkets
1642 – Ville Marie (Montreal) forms
1794 – Haiti, under Toussaint L’Ouverture, revolts against France
1833 – John Deere makes 1st steel plough
1851 – Linus Yale patents Yale lock
1882 – Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration
1906 – Tsar Nicolas II of Russia claims right to legislate by decree and restricts the power of the Duma (Russian Parliament)
1914 – British House of Lords rejects women’s suffrage
1919 – Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; Ger E Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German SW Africa to South Africa
1935 – British King George & Queen Mary celebrate silver jubilee
1937 – German airship Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, NJ (36 die)
1941 – Joseph Stalin became premier of Russia
1945 – Gen J Blaskowitz surrenders German troops in Netherlands
1959 – Iceland gunboats shoot at British fishing ships
1960 – US President Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960
1967 – Zakir Hussain elected 1st Muslim president of India
1976 – An earthquake strikes Friuli in Northern Italy, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages
1987 – Niroslav Milhailovic begins 54 hours of telling jokes
1990 – Former president PW Botha quits South Africa’s ruling National Party
1994 – Channel tunnel linking England & France officially opens
1994 – Nelson Mandela and the ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa’s first post apartheid election
1996 – Guatemala’s leftist guerrillas sign key accord with government of President Alvaro Arzu aimed at ending 35 years of civil war
1997 – The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank’s 300-year history