What are the important events that happened on June 5? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 5: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 5 is the 156th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 209 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 23, 2017 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 415,728 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectapentacontahexagon’ day.

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Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 259 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,627 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 5 Historical Events

  • 1257
    Kraków, Poland receives city rights.
  • 1798
    The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
  • 1817
    The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.
  • 1883
    The first regularly scheduled Orient Express departs Paris.
  • 1917
    World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as “Army registration day”.
  • 1945
    The Allied Control Council, the military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.
  • 1946
    A fire in the La Salle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois kills 61 people.
  • 1964
    DSV Alvin is commissioned.
  • 1989
    The Unknown Rebel halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
  • 1995
    The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.

Who were born on June 5?

  • 1493
    Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (d. 1555)
  • 1553
    Bernardino Baldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1617)
  • 1554
    Elisabeth of Austria, queen consort of Charles IX of France (d. 1592)
  • 1912
    Dean Amadon, American ornithologist (d. 2003)
  • 1916
    Eddie Joost, American baseball player and manager (d. 2011)
  • 1934
    Bill Moyers, American journalist
  • 1946
    Freddie Stone, American guitarist (Sly & the Family Stone)
  • 1967
    Matt Bullard, American basketball player
  • 1970
    Martin Gelinas, Canadian hockey player
  • 1973
    Galilea Montijo, Mexican actress

Who died on June 5?

  • 1383
    Dmitry Konstantinovich, Russian prince (b. 1324)
  • 1816
    Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (b. 1741)
  • 1826
    Carl Maria von Weber, German composer (b. 1786)
  • 1902
    Louis J. Weichmann, American witness in Abraham Lincoln assassination trial (b. 1842)
  • 1930
    Pascin, Bulgarian painter (b. 1885)
  • 1975
    Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (b. 1916)
  • 1976
    Violet Wilkey, American actress (b. 1903)
  • 1998
    Sam Yorty, American mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1909)
  • 2002
    Gwen Plumb, Australian actress (b. 1912)
  • 2006
    Frederick Franck, American artist and writer (b. 1909)

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