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
Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem.
American Civil War: Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.
The Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place.
Denmark amends its constitution to allow women’s suffrage.
Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.
World War II: United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.
The International communist conference begins in Moscow.
A coup takes place in Seychelles.
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.
Who were born on June 5?
Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian shoemaker (d. 1960)
Dennis Gabor, Hungarian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
Margaret Drabble, English novelist
Jeff Garlin, American comedian
Joe Rudán, Hungarian heavy metal singer
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
Mike Fisher, Canadian ice hockey player
Sutee Suksomkit, Thai football player
Marques Colston, American football player
Megumi Nakajima, Filipina-Japanese voice actress & singer
Who died on June 5?
Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (b. 1245)
Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Flemish general and statesman (b. 1522)
Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (b. 1659)
Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born colonial governor (b. 1718)
Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (b. 1842)
Georges Feydeau, French playwright (b. 1862)
Nils Olaf Chrisander, Swedish actor and film director (b. 1884)
Arthur Biram, Israeli philosopher and educator, and Israel Prize recipient (b. 1878)
Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (b. 1916)
Gwen Plumb, Australian actress (b. 1912)
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