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, 406,968 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 ‘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.
  • 1851
    Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom’s Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly starts a ten-month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper.
  • 1883
    The first regularly scheduled Orient Express departs Paris.
  • 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.
  • 1947
    Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks).
  • 2001
    Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm caused $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.

Who were born on June 5?

  • 1341
    Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, son of Edward III of England (d. 1402)
  • 1905
    Jock Cameron, South African cricketer, Wisden COY 1936 (d. 1935)
  • 1920
    Cornelius Ryan, Irish-American author (d. 1974)
  • 1931
    Jerzy Prokopiuk, Polish philosopher, antroposopher
  • 1937
    Hélène Cixous, French writer, poet
  • 1945
    John Carlos, American athlete
  • 1956
    Richard Butler, English singer (The Psychedelic Furs)
  • 1971
    Mark Wahlberg, American rapper and actor
  • 1975
    Žydrūnas Ilgauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1986
    Amanda Crew, Canadian actress

Who died on June 5?

  • 535
    Epiphanius of Constantinople, patriarch of Constantinople
  • 754
    Saint Boniface, an 8th century English missionary, bishop and martyr
  • 1017
    Emperor Sanjō of Japan (b. 976)
  • 1118
    Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester (b. 1049)
  • 1667
    Pietro Sforza Pallavicino, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1607)
  • 1976
    Violet Wilkey, American actress (b. 1903)
  • 2002
    Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones) (b. 1951)
  • 2007
    Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (b. 1922)
  • 2009
    Boris Pokrovsky, Russian operatic stage director (b. 1912)
  • 2009
    Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter (b. 1978)

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