6 May 2022: This day in history

1626: Dutch colonist Peter Minuit organizes the purchase of Manhattan Island from Native Americans for 60 guilders worth of goods, believed to have been Canarsee Indians of the Lenape

1840: World’s first adhesive postage stamp, the “Penny Black”, is first used in Great Britain

1889: Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair) in Paris opens with the recently completed Eiffel Tower serving as the entrance arch

1937: German airship Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 35 of the 97 on board and 1 on the ground

1941: Joseph Stalin becomes Premier of the Soviet Union, replacing his foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov


Source: Onthisday.com

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