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, 442,032 hours 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

  • 70
    Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem.
  • 1817
    The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.
  • 1837
    Houston, Texas is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.
  • 1883
    The first regularly scheduled Orient Express departs Paris.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria.
  • 1956
    Elvis Presley introduces his new single, “Hound Dog”, on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
  • 1963
    British Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigns in a sex scandal known as the Profumo Affair.
  • 1964
    DSV Alvin is commissioned.
  • 1975
    The United Kingdom holds its first country-wide referendum, on remaining in the European Economic Community (EEC).
  • 1993
    Portions of the Holbeck Hall Hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, fall into the sea following a landslide.

Who were born on June 5?

  • 1757
    Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist (d. 1808)
  • 1883
    John Maynard Keynes, English economist (d. 1946)
  • 1919
    Richard Scarry, American author/illustrator (d. 1994)
  • 1930
    Alifa Rifaat, Egyptian writer (d. 1996)
  • 1931
    Connie Hines, American actress (d. 2009)
  • 1931
    Jerzy Prokopiuk, Polish philosopher, antroposopher
  • 1951
    Suze Orman, American financial advisor, writer, and television personality
  • 1964
    Lisa Cholodenko, American filmmaker
  • 1976
    Ross Noble, English comedian
  • 1977
    Kristin Gore, American author and screenwriter

Who died on June 5?

  • 1316
    King Louis X of France (b. 1289)
  • 1667
    Pietro Sforza Pallavicino, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1607)
  • 1916
    Lord Horatio Kitchener, British field marshal (b. 1850)
  • 1947
    Nils Olaf Chrisander, Swedish actor and film director (b. 1884)
  • 1976
    Violet Wilkey, American actress (b. 1903)
  • 1993
    Conway Twitty, American musician (b. 1933)
  • 1996
    Acharya Kuber Nath Rai,Indian Writer(b.1933)
  • 1999
    Mel Tormé, American singer, composer, and actor (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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