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 157th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 209 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 23, 2016 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,465,084,800 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 ‘hectapentacontaheptagon’ 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 237 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 1,262 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.
  • 1916
    Louis Brandeis is sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
  • 1942
    World War II: United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.
  • 1946
    A fire in the La Salle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois kills 61 people.
  • 1956
    Elvis Presley introduces his new single, “Hound Dog”, on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
  • 1963
    British Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigns in a sex scandal known as the Profumo Affair.
  • 1975
    The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.
  • 1976
    Collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho, United States.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.

Who were born on June 5?

  • 1660
    Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (d. 1744)
  • 1819
    John Couch Adams, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1892)
  • 1895
    William Roberts, British painter (d. 1980)
  • 1920
    Cornelius Ryan, Irish-American author (d. 1974)
  • 1944
    Colm Wilkinson, Irish singer
  • 1950
    J. J. Bittenbinder, American television host and author
  • 1951
    Suze Orman, American financial advisor, writer, and television personality
  • 1962
    Jeff Garlin, American comedian
  • 1975
    Sandra Stals, Belgian athlete
  • 1981
    Sebastien Lefebvre, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)

Who died on June 5?

  • 301
    Sima Lun, Chinese usurper
  • 1017
    Emperor Sanjō of Japan (b. 976)
  • 1738
    Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (b. 1659)
  • 1866
    John McDouall Stuart, Australian explorer (b. 1815)
  • 1913
    Chris von der Ahe, German-born baseball pioneer (b. 1851)
  • 1947
    Nils Olaf Chrisander, Swedish actor and film director (b. 1884)
  • 1975
    Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (b. 1916)
  • 1996
    Acharya Kuber Nath Rai,Indian Writer(b.1933)
  • 2004
    Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (b. 1941)
  • 2004
    Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States (b. 1911)

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