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

  • 1798
    The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
  • 1832
    The June Rebellion breaks out in Paris in an attempt to overthrow the monarchy of Louis-Philippe.
  • 1888
    The Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria.
  • 1915
    Denmark amends its constitution to allow women’s suffrage.
  • 1916
    Louis Brandeis is sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
  • 1917
    World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as “Army registration day”.
  • 1956
    Elvis Presley introduces his new single, “Hound Dog”, on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
  • 1976
    Collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho, United States.
  • 1995
    The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.

Who were born on June 5?

  • 1876
    Isaac Heinemann, German-born Israeli scholar and professor of classical literature (d. 1957)
  • 1879
    René Pottier, French cyclist (d. 1907)
  • 1931
    Jerzy Prokopiuk, Polish philosopher, antroposopher
  • 1934
    Bill Moyers, American journalist
  • 1958
    Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi, President of the Comoros
  • 1961
    Aldo Costa, Italian engineer
  • 1962
    Jeff Garlin, American comedian
  • 1965
    Michael E. Brown, American astronomer
  • 1979
    Fraser Watts, Scottish cricketer
  • 1986
    Vernon Gholston, American football player

Who died on June 5?

  • 535
    Epiphanius of Constantinople, patriarch of Constantinople
  • 1296
    Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (b. 1245)
  • 1625
    Orlando Gibbons, English composer (b. 1583)
  • 1791
    Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born colonial governor (b. 1718)
  • 1906
    Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (b. 1842)
  • 1993
    Conway Twitty, American musician (b. 1933)
  • 2002
    Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones) (b. 1951)
  • 2003
    Jürgen Möllemann, German politician (b. 1945)
  • 2009
    Boris Pokrovsky, Russian operatic stage director (b. 1912)
  • 2009
    Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter (b. 1978)

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