What happened this day in history June 5

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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 209 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 23, 2021 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,047,520 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 241 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 3,088 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.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    DSV Alvin is commissioned.
  • 1975
    The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    Portions of the Holbeck Hall Hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, fall into the sea following a landslide.
  • 1998
    A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks).
  • 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?

  • 1553
    Bernardino Baldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1617)
  • 1876
    Tony Jackson, American musician (d. 1920)
  • 1945
    John Carlos, American athlete
  • 1946
    John Bach, Welsh actor
  • 1949
    Ken Follett, Welsh author
  • 1969
    Brian McKnight, American musician
  • 1979
    Fraser Watts, Scottish cricketer
  • 1979
    Jason White, American racing driver
  • 1979
    Pete Wentz, American musician (Fall Out Boy)
  • 1980
    Mike Fisher, Canadian ice hockey player

Who died on June 5?

  • 1568
    Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Flemish general and statesman (b. 1522)
  • 1825
    Odysseas Androutsos, national hero in the Greek War of Independence (b. 1788)
  • 1902
    Louis J. Weichmann, American witness in Abraham Lincoln assassination trial (b. 1842)
  • 1920
    Rhoda Broughton, Welsh author (b. 1840)
  • 1975
    Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (b. 1916)
  • 1998
    Jeanette Nolan, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 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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