What are the important events that happened on June 2? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
June 2: Facts & Myths About This Day
June 2 is the 153rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 212 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 20, 2022 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,654,128,000 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 ‘hectapentacontatrigon’ 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 234 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 3,450 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 2 Historical Events
First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ends as Crusader forces take the city. The second siege would later start on June 7.
First Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.
Franco-Dutch War: France ensured the supremacy of its naval fleet for the remainder of the war with its victory in the Battle of Palermo.
Pontiac’s Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison’s attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort.
Napoleonic Wars: A Franco-Spanish fleet recaptures Diamond Rock, an uninhabited island at the entrance to the bay leading to Fort-de-France, from the British.
Fenian raids: Fenians are victorious in both the Battle of Ridgeway and the Battle of Fort Erie.
Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his newest invention: the radio.
Charles Rolls, co-founder of Rolls-Royce Limited, becomes the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by plane.
During the 1962 FIFA World Cup, police had to intervene multiple times in fights between Chilean and Italian players in one of the most violent games in football history.
Derrick Bird goes on a killing spree in Cumbria, killing 13 and injuring 11, see Cumbria shootings.
Who were born on June 2?
Philip Kearny, American general (d. 1862)
Max Showalter, American actor (d. 2000)
Bob Lillis, baseball player
William Guest, American singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and musician
Jonathan Stack, American documentary filmmaker
Gata Kamsky, American chess player
Earl Boykins, American basketball player
Max Boyer, Canadian professional wrestler
Maryka Holtzhausen, South African netballer
Who died on June 2?
James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, regent of Scotland (b. 1525)
Jonas Alströmer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1685)
Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician (b. 1783)
Karl Brandt, personal physician of Adolf Hitler (b. 1904)
Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer and designer (b. 1937)
Raj Kapoor, Indian film actor, producer and director (b. 1924)
Philip Dunne, American film director (b. 1908)
John Alton, American cinematographer (b. 1901)
Gunder Gundersen, Norwegian skier and sports official (b. 1930)
Willem Duys, Dutch commentator and music producer (b. 1928)
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