June 1: Day of the Week
June 1, 2019 was the 152nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 213 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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June 1 Historical Event(s)
- 987Hugh Capet is elected King of France.
- 1648The Roundheads defeat the Cavaliers at the Battle of Maidstone in the Second English Civil War.
- 1660Mary Dyer is hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
- 1679The Scottish Covenanters defeat John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog.
- 1779Benedict Arnold, a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is court-martialed for malfeasance.
- 1794The battle of the Glorious First of June is fought, the first naval engagement between Britain and France during the French Revolutionary Wars.
- 1855American adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua.
- 1862American Civil War, Peninsula Campaign: Battle of Seven Pines (or the Battle of Fair Oaks) ends inconclusively, with both sides claiming victory.
- 1910Robert Falcon Scott’s South Pole expedition leaves England.
- 1978The first international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty are filed.
Who were born on June 1?
- 1134Geoffrey, Count of Nantes, brother of Henry II of England (d. 1158)
- 1815Otto of Greece (d. 1862)
- 1843Henry Faulds, Scottish fingerprinting pioneer (d. 1930)
- 1889Charles Kay Ogden, English polymath (d. 1957)
- 1929Nargis, Indian actress (d. 1981)
- 1953Ronnie Dunn, American musician (Brooks & Dunn)
- 1961Peter Machajdik, Slovakian composer
- 1972Daniel Casey, English actor
- 1979Santana Moss, American football player
- 1988Nami Tamaki, Japanese pop singer
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