June 2: Day of the Week
June 2, 2020 is the 154th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 212 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1098First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ends as Crusader forces take the city. The second siege would later start on June 7.
- 1615First Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.
- 1848The Slavic congress in Prague begins.
- 1866Fenian raids: Fenians are victorious in both the Battle of Ridgeway and the Battle of Fort Erie.
- 1909Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
- 1924U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.
- 1955The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.
- 1967Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran turn into riots, during which Benno Ohnesorg is killed by a police officer. His death results in the founding of the terrorist group Movement 2 June.
- 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!
Who were born on June 2?
- 1863Felix Weingartner, Yugoslavian conductor (d. 1942)
- 1865George Lohmann, English cricketer (d. 1901)
- 1869Jack O'Connor, American baseball player (d. 1937)
- 1887Howard Johnson, American songwriter (d. 1941)
- 1904Frank Runacres, English artist (d. 1974)
- 1935Carol Shields, American-born novelist (d. 2003)
- 1945Jane Bonnie Newman, American politician
- 1960Tony Hadley, English singer (Spandau Ballet)
- 1968Jason Falkner, American musician
- 1971Kateřina Jacques, Czech politician
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