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.
  • 1817
    The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.
  • 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.
  • 1947
    Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
  • 1949
    Thailand elects Orapin Chaiyakan, the first Thai female member of Thailand’s Parliament.
  • 1975
    The United Kingdom holds its first country-wide referendum, on remaining in the European Economic Community (EEC).
  • 1977
    A coup takes place in Seychelles.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.

Who were born on June 5?

  • 1895
    William Roberts, British painter (d. 1980)
  • 1905
    John Abbott, British actor (d. 1996)
  • 1950
    Ronnie Dyson, American singer and actor (d. 1990)
  • 1972
    Chuck Klosterman, American journalist
  • 1973
    Daniel Gildenlöw, Swedish musician and songwriter
  • 1977
    Kristin Gore, American author and screenwriter
  • 1977
    Liza Weil, American actress
  • 1981
    Sebastien Lefebvre, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
  • 1992
    Emily Seebohm, Australian swimmer
  • 1995
    Troye Sivan, South African/Australian actor and singer

Who died on June 5?

  • 1667
    Pietro Sforza Pallavicino, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1607)
  • 1825
    Odysseas Androutsos, national hero in the Greek War of Independence (b. 1788)
  • 1906
    Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (b. 1842)
  • 1913
    Chris von der Ahe, German-born baseball pioneer (b. 1851)
  • 1921
    Georges Feydeau, French playwright (b. 1862)
  • 1947
    Nils Olaf Chrisander, Swedish actor and film director (b. 1884)
  • 1993
    Conway Twitty, American musician (b. 1933)
  • 1999
    Mel Tormé, American singer, composer, and actor (b. 1925)
  • 2000
    Don Liddle, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • 2004
    Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (b. 1941)

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