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)
- 455Sack of Rome: Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks
- 1848The Slavic congress in Prague begins.
- 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.
- 1876Hristo Botev, a national revolutionary of Bulgaria, is killed in Stara Planina
- 1946Birth of the Italian Republic: In a referendum, Italians vote to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic. After the referendum the king of Italy Umberto II di Savoia is exiled.
- 1955The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.
- 1995United States Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady’s F-16 is shot down over Bosnia while patrolling the NATO no-fly zone.
- 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.
- 2003Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency’s Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.
Who were born on June 2?
- 1840Thomas Hardy, English writer (d. 1928)
- 1869Jack O'Connor, American baseball player (d. 1937)
- 1913Walter Andreas Schwarz, German singer and author (d. 1992)
- 1935Carol Shields, American-born novelist (d. 2003)
- 1970B-Real, American rapper (Cypress Hill)
- 1972Raúl Ibáñez, American baseball player
- 1972Simon Staho, Danish film director
- 1976Martin Čech, Czech ice hockey player (d. 2007)
- 1978Nikki Cox, American actress
- 1988Patrik Berglund, Swedish ice hockey player
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