June 2: Day of the Week
June 2, 2019 was the 153rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 212 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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 2 Historical Event(s)
- 1615First Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.
- 1855The Portland Rum Riot occurs in Portland, Maine.
- 1866Fenian raids: Fenians are victorious in both the Battle of Ridgeway and the Battle of Fort Erie.
- 1896Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his newest invention: the radio.
- 1910Charles Rolls, co-founder of Rolls-Royce Limited, becomes the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by plane.
- 1941World War II: German paratoopers murder Greek civilians in the village of Kondomari.
- 1962During the 1962 FIFA World Cup, police had to intervene multiple times in fights between Chilean and Italian players in one of the most violent games in football history.
- 1997In Denver, Colorado, Timothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
- 2004Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!
- 2010Derrick Bird goes on a killing spree in Cumbria, killing 13 and injuring 11, see Cumbria shootings.
Who were born on June 2?
- 1935Roger Brierley, English actor (d. 2005)
- 1957Jonathan Stack, American documentary filmmaker
- 1959Lydia Lunch, American singer
- 1961Dez Cadena, American musician (Black Flag)
- 1969Cy Chadwick, English actor
- 1971Kateřina Jacques, Czech politician
- 1976Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso of Lesotho
- 1976Tim Rice-Oxley, English musician (Keane)
- 1978Justin Long, American actor
- 1987Maryka Holtzhausen, South African netballer
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