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, 1,496,620,800 seconds 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

  • 70
    Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem.
  • 1832
    The June Rebellion breaks out in Paris in an attempt to overthrow the monarchy of Louis-Philippe.
  • 1883
    The first regularly scheduled Orient Express departs Paris.
  • 1888
    The Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.
  • 1967
    Six-Day War begins: The Israeli air force launches simultaneous pre-emptive attacks on the air forces of Egypt and Syria.
  • 1977
    The Apple II, one of the first personal computers, goes on sale.
  • 2006
    Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.

Who were born on June 5?

  • 1553
    Bernardino Baldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1617)
  • 1757
    Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist (d. 1808)
  • 1781
    Christian August Lobeck, German scholar (d. 1860)
  • 1944
    Colm Wilkinson, Irish singer
  • 1952
    Daniel Katzen, American classical musician
  • 1956
    Kenny G, American saxophonist
  • 1972
    Mike Bucci, American professional wrestler
  • 1977
    Kristin Gore, American author and screenwriter
  • 1978
    Fernando Meira, Portuguese football player
  • 1988
    Alessandro Salvi, Italian footballer

Who died on June 5?

  • 754
    Saint Boniface, an 8th century English missionary, bishop and martyr
  • 1568
    Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Flemish general and statesman (b. 1522)
  • 1667
    Pietro Sforza Pallavicino, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1607)
  • 1722
    Johann Kuhnau, German composer, organist, and harpsichordist (b. 1660)
  • 1826
    Carl Maria von Weber, German composer (b. 1786)
  • 1910
    O. Henry, American author (b. 1862)
  • 1930
    Pascin, Bulgarian painter (b. 1885)
  • 1998
    Sam Yorty, American mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1909)
  • 1999
    Mel Tormé, American singer, composer, and actor (b. 1925)
  • 2000
    Don Liddle, American baseball player (b. 1925)

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