May 06 in history: Roger Bannister's record, first Pope enters mosque, and more

From Italy's deadly earthquake to Joseph Stalin becoming Premier of the Soviet Union, here's whats happened on this day in the past

1937

German airship Hindenburg explodes at Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 35

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1941

Joseph Stalin becomes Premier of the Soviet Union

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1954

Roger Bannister becomes first to run a mile in less than four minutes

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1976

Massive earthquake hits northeast Italy, killing about 1000

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2001

John Paul II becomes first pope to enter a mosque

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