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, 24,418,080 minutes 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.
  • 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.
  • 1888
    The Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place.
  • 1963
    British Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigns in a sex scandal known as the Profumo Affair.
  • 1963
    Movement of 15 Khordad: Protest against arrest of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini by Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. In several cities, masses of angry demonstrators are confronted by tanks and paratroopers.
  • 1964
    DSV Alvin is commissioned.
  • 1975
    The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.
  • 1976
    Collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho, United States.
  • 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).

Who were born on June 5?

  • 1718
    Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker (d. 1779)
  • 1781
    Christian August Lobeck, German scholar (d. 1860)
  • 1862
    Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish ophthalmologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1930)
  • 1931
    Jerzy Prokopiuk, Polish philosopher, antroposopher
  • 1946
    Freddie Stone, American guitarist (Sly & the Family Stone)
  • 1963
    Joe Rudán, Hungarian heavy metal singer
  • 1976
    Giannis Giannoulis, Greek basketball player
  • 1976
    Jack Ross, Scottish footballer
  • 1986
    Amanda Crew, Canadian actress
  • 1986
    Vernon Gholston, American football player

Who died on June 5?

  • 535
    Epiphanius of Constantinople, patriarch of Constantinople
  • 1866
    John McDouall Stuart, Australian explorer (b. 1815)
  • 1902
    Louis J. Weichmann, American witness in Abraham Lincoln assassination trial (b. 1842)
  • 1910
    O. Henry, American author (b. 1862)
  • 1916
    Lord Horatio Kitchener, British field marshal (b. 1850)
  • 2000
    Don Liddle, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • 2002
    Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones) (b. 1951)
  • 2003
    Manuel Rosenthal, French composer and conductor (b. 1904)
  • 2005
    Susi Nicoletti, German actress (b. 1918)
  • 2006
    Frederick Franck, American artist and writer (b. 1909)

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