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 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

  • 1959
    The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.
  • 1963
    British Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigns in a sex scandal known as the Profumo Affair.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Six-Day War begins: The Israeli air force launches simultaneous pre-emptive attacks on the air forces of Egypt and Syria.
  • 1969
    The International communist conference begins in Moscow.
  • 1975
    The United Kingdom holds its first country-wide referendum, on remaining in the European Economic Community (EEC).
  • 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.
  • 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).

Who were born on June 5?

  • 1771
    Ernest Augustus I of Hanover (d. 1851)
  • 1862
    Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish ophthalmologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1930)
  • 1925
    Art Donovan, American football star
  • 1961
    Aldo Costa, Italian engineer
  • 1967
    Matt Bullard, American basketball player
  • 1971
    Takaya Tsubobayashi, Japanese racing driver
  • 1977
    Navi Rawat, American actress
  • 1978
    Fernando Meira, Portuguese football player
  • 1983
    Marques Colston, American football player
  • 1986
    Christian Baracat, German rugby player

Who died on June 5?

  • 1296
    Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (b. 1245)
  • 1383
    Dmitry Konstantinovich, Russian prince (b. 1324)
  • 1688
    Constantine Phaulkon, Greek adventurer (b. 1667)
  • 1819
    Bodawpaya, King of Burma (b. 1745)
  • 1900
    Stephen Crane, American author (b. 1871)
  • 1920
    Rhoda Broughton, Welsh author (b. 1840)
  • 1998
    Jeanette Nolan, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 2000
    Don Liddle, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • 2001
    Pedro Laín Entralgo, Spanish medical researcher and humanist (b. 1908)
  • 2009
    Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter (b. 1978)

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