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

  • 1257
    Kraków, Poland receives city rights.
  • 1832
    The June Rebellion breaks out in Paris in an attempt to overthrow the monarchy of Louis-Philippe.
  • 1862
    As the Treaty of Saigon is signed, ceding parts of southern Vietnam to France, the guerrilla leader Truong Dinh decides to defy Emperor Tu Duc of Vietnam and fight on against the Europeans.
  • 1917
    World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as “Army registration day”.
  • 1933
    The U.S. Congress abrogates the United States’ use of the gold standard by enacting a joint resolution (48 Stat. 112) nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold.
  • 1975
    The United Kingdom holds its first country-wide referendum, on remaining in the European Economic Community (EEC).
  • 1984
    Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi orders an attack on the Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikh religion.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    Portions of the Holbeck Hall Hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, fall into the sea following a landslide.
  • 2003
    A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region.

Who were born on June 5?

  • 1660
    Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (d. 1744)
  • 1884
    Ralph Benatzky, Czech composer (d. 1957)
  • 1895
    William Roberts, British painter (d. 1980)
  • 1945
    Patrick Head, English F1 technical director and team co-owner (WilliamsF1)
  • 1971
    Miyuki Komatsu, Japanese actress
  • 1972
    Pavel Kotla, Polish conductor
  • 1973
    Lamon Brewster, American boxer
  • 1977
    Nourhanne, Lebanese singer
  • 1985
    Ekaterina Bychkova, Russian tennis player
  • 1992
    Emily Seebohm, Australian swimmer

Who died on June 5?

  • 301
    Sima Lun, Chinese usurper
  • 1017
    Emperor Sanjō of Japan (b. 976)
  • 1296
    Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (b. 1245)
  • 1667
    Pietro Sforza Pallavicino, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1607)
  • 1688
    Constantine Phaulkon, Greek adventurer (b. 1667)
  • 1722
    Johann Kuhnau, German composer, organist, and harpsichordist (b. 1660)
  • 1738
    Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (b. 1659)
  • 1967
    Arthur Biram, Israeli philosopher and educator, and Israel Prize recipient (b. 1878)
  • 1993
    Conway Twitty, American musician (b. 1933)
  • 2005
    Susi Nicoletti, German actress (b. 1918)

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