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 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 209 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 23, 2015 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,433,462,400 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 248 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 896 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 5 Historical Events

  • 1829
    HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
  • 1837
    Houston, Texas is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.
  • 1888
    The Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place.
  • 1915
    Denmark amends its constitution to allow women’s suffrage.
  • 1944
    World War II: More than 1000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.
  • 1945
    The Allied Control Council, the military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.
  • 1949
    Thailand elects Orapin Chaiyakan, the first Thai female member of Thailand’s Parliament.
  • 1976
    Collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho, United States.
  • 1993
    Portions of the Holbeck Hall Hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, fall into the sea following a landslide.
  • 2006
    Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.

Who were born on June 5?

  • 1646
    Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician (d. 1684)
  • 1718
    Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker (d. 1779)
  • 1723
    Adam Smith, Scottish economist (d. 1790)
  • 1879
    René Pottier, French cyclist (d. 1907)
  • 1895
    William Roberts, British painter (d. 1980)
  • 1955
    Edino Nazareth Filho, Brazilian football player
  • 1972
    Mike Bucci, American professional wrestler
  • 1974
    Chad Allen, American actor
  • 1976
    Giannis Giannoulis, Greek basketball player
  • 1992
    Joazhiño Arroe, Peruvian footballer

Who died on June 5?

  • 1316
    King Louis X of France (b. 1289)
  • 1819
    Bodawpaya, King of Burma (b. 1745)
  • 1902
    Louis J. Weichmann, American witness in Abraham Lincoln assassination trial (b. 1842)
  • 1930
    Pascin, Bulgarian painter (b. 1885)
  • 1993
    Conway Twitty, American musician (b. 1933)
  • 1996
    Acharya Kuber Nath Rai,Indian Writer(b.1933)
  • 1998
    Jeanette Nolan, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 2000
    Don Liddle, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • 2003
    Manuel Rosenthal, French composer and conductor (b. 1904)
  • 2004
    Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States (b. 1911)

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