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 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 209 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 23, 2017 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,943,680 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 ‘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 259 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 1,627 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.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.
  • 1945
    The Allied Control Council, the military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    A coup takes place in Seychelles.
  • 1977
    The Apple II, one of the first personal computers, goes on sale.
  • 2003
    A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region.

Who were born on June 5?

  • 1760
    Johan Gadolin, Finnish scientist (d. 1852)
  • 1931
    Jerzy Prokopiuk, Polish philosopher, antroposopher
  • 1941
    Spalding Gray, American actor and writer (d. 2004)
  • 1947
    Tom Evans, English musician (Badfinger) (d. 1983)
  • 1950
    J. J. Bittenbinder, American television host and author
  • 1952
    Nicko McBrain, English drummer (Iron Maiden)
  • 1975
    Žydrūnas Ilgauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1984
    Robert Barbieri, Canadian-born Italian rugby player
  • 1986
    Amanda Crew, Canadian actress
  • 1986
    Dave Bolland, Canadian ice hockey player

Who died on June 5?

  • 301
    Sima Lun, Chinese usurper
  • 1017
    Emperor Sanjō of Japan (b. 976)
  • 1118
    Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester (b. 1049)
  • 1316
    King Louis X of France (b. 1289)
  • 1625
    Orlando Gibbons, English composer (b. 1583)
  • 1906
    Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (b. 1842)
  • 1930
    Pascin, Bulgarian painter (b. 1885)
  • 2002
    Gwen Plumb, Australian actress (b. 1912)
  • 2004
    Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States (b. 1911)
  • 2007
    Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (b. 1922)

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