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, 1,622,851,200 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 ‘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

  • 70
    Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.
  • 1888
    The Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place.
  • 1915
    Denmark amends its constitution to allow women’s suffrage.
  • 1941
    Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.
  • 1942
    World War II: United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.
  • 1969
    The International communist conference begins in Moscow.
  • 1977
    A coup takes place in Seychelles.
  • 1981
    The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that five people in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.
  • 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.

Who were born on June 5?

  • 1898
    Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian shoemaker (d. 1960)
  • 1900
    Dennis Gabor, Hungarian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
  • 1939
    Margaret Drabble, English novelist
  • 1962
    Jeff Garlin, American comedian
  • 1963
    Joe Rudán, Hungarian heavy metal singer
  • 1975
    Žydrūnas Ilgauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1980
    Mike Fisher, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Sutee Suksomkit, Thai football player
  • 1983
    Marques Colston, American football player
  • 1989
    Megumi Nakajima, Filipina-Japanese voice actress & singer

Who died on June 5?

  • 1296
    Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (b. 1245)
  • 1568
    Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Flemish general and statesman (b. 1522)
  • 1738
    Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (b. 1659)
  • 1791
    Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born colonial governor (b. 1718)
  • 1906
    Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (b. 1842)
  • 1921
    Georges Feydeau, French playwright (b. 1862)
  • 1947
    Nils Olaf Chrisander, Swedish actor and film director (b. 1884)
  • 1967
    Arthur Biram, Israeli philosopher and educator, and Israel Prize recipient (b. 1878)
  • 1975
    Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (b. 1916)
  • 2002
    Gwen Plumb, Australian actress (b. 1912)

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