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 157th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 209 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 23, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,521,920 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 ‘hectapentacontaheptagon’ 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 252 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 2,723 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 5 Historical Events
The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.
British Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigns in a sex scandal known as the Profumo Affair.
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.
Six-Day War begins: The Israeli air force launches simultaneous pre-emptive attacks on the air forces of Egypt and Syria.
The International communist conference begins in Moscow.
The United Kingdom holds its first country-wide referendum, on remaining in the European Economic Community (EEC).
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.
The Unknown Rebel halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
Portions of the Holbeck Hall Hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, fall into the sea following a landslide.
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).
Who were born on June 5?
Ernest Augustus I of Hanover (d. 1851)
Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish ophthalmologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1930)
Art Donovan, American football star
Aldo Costa, Italian engineer
Matt Bullard, American basketball player
Takaya Tsubobayashi, Japanese racing driver
Navi Rawat, American actress
Fernando Meira, Portuguese football player
Marques Colston, American football player
Christian Baracat, German rugby player
Who died on June 5?
Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (b. 1245)
Dmitry Konstantinovich, Russian prince (b. 1324)
Constantine Phaulkon, Greek adventurer (b. 1667)
Bodawpaya, King of Burma (b. 1745)
Stephen Crane, American author (b. 1871)
Rhoda Broughton, Welsh author (b. 1840)
Jeanette Nolan, American actress (b. 1911)
Don Liddle, American baseball player (b. 1925)
Pedro Laín Entralgo, Spanish medical researcher and humanist (b. 1908)
Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter (b. 1978)
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