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, 415,728 hours 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

  • 70
    Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem.
  • 1798
    The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
  • 1849
    Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy by the signing of a new constitution.
  • 1883
    The first regularly scheduled Orient Express departs Paris.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    A fire in the La Salle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois kills 61 people.
  • 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.

Who were born on June 5?

  • 1781
    Christian August Lobeck, German scholar (d. 1860)
  • 1877
    Willard Miller, American sailor (d. 1959)
  • 1895
    William Boyd, American actor (d. 1972)
  • 1898
    Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian shoemaker (d. 1960)
  • 1958
    Avigdor Lieberman, Israeli politician
  • 1971
    Miyuki Komatsu, Japanese actress
  • 1971
    Susan Lynch, Northern Irish actress
  • 1978
    Fernando Meira, Portuguese football player
  • 1981
    Jade Goody, British television personality (d. 2009)
  • 1986
    Christian Baracat, German rugby player

Who died on June 5?

  • 1118
    Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester (b. 1049)
  • 1625
    Orlando Gibbons, English composer (b. 1583)
  • 1688
    Constantine Phaulkon, Greek adventurer (b. 1667)
  • 1738
    Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (b. 1659)
  • 1791
    Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born colonial governor (b. 1718)
  • 1866
    John McDouall Stuart, Australian explorer (b. 1815)
  • 1967
    Arthur Biram, Israeli philosopher and educator, and Israel Prize recipient (b. 1878)
  • 1998
    Jeanette Nolan, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 1998
    Sam Yorty, American mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1909)
  • 2003
    Jürgen Möllemann, German politician (b. 1945)

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