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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 209 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 23, 2022 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,654,387,200 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 231 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 3,453 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.
  • 1832
    The June Rebellion breaks out in Paris in an attempt to overthrow the monarchy of Louis-Philippe.
  • 1945
    The Allied Control Council, the military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.
  • 1949
    Thailand elects Orapin Chaiyakan, the first Thai female member of Thailand’s Parliament.
  • 1959
    The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.
  • 1976
    Collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho, United States.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 2006
    Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.

Who were born on June 5?

  • 1493
    Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (d. 1555)
  • 1934
    Bill Moyers, American journalist
  • 1939
    Joe Clark, sixteenth Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1952
    Nicko McBrain, English drummer (Iron Maiden)
  • 1956
    Kenny G, American saxophonist
  • 1960
    Margo Lanagan, Australian author
  • 1961
    Aldo Costa, Italian engineer
  • 1964
    Karl Sanders, American musician (Nile)
  • 1974
    Russ Ortiz, American baseball player
  • 1989
    Megumi Nakajima, Filipina-Japanese voice actress & singer

Who died on June 5?

  • 1017
    Emperor Sanjō of Japan (b. 976)
  • 1667
    Pietro Sforza Pallavicino, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1607)
  • 1902
    Louis J. Weichmann, American witness in Abraham Lincoln assassination trial (b. 1842)
  • 1975
    Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (b. 1916)
  • 1976
    Violet Wilkey, American actress (b. 1903)
  • 1996
    Acharya Kuber Nath Rai,Indian Writer(b.1933)
  • 1998
    Sam Yorty, American mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1909)
  • 2002
    Gwen Plumb, Australian actress (b. 1912)
  • 2004
    Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (b. 1941)
  • 2009
    Boris Pokrovsky, Russian operatic stage director (b. 1912)

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