June 2: Day of the Week
June 2, 2021 was the 153rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 212 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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
- 1098First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ends as Crusader forces take the city. The second siege would later start on June 7.
- 1793French Revolution: François Hanriot, leader of the Parisian National Guard, arrests 22 Girondists selected by Jean-Paul Marat, setting the stage for the Reign of Terror.
- 1855The Portland Rum Riot occurs in Portland, Maine.
- 1876Hristo Botev, a national revolutionary of Bulgaria, is killed in Stara Planina
- 1886U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the White House, becoming the only president to wed in the executive mansion.
- 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.
- 1941World War II: German paratoopers murder Greek civilians in the village of Kondomari.
- 1990The Lower Ohio Valley tornado outbreak spawns 66 confirmed tornadoes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, killing 12. Petersburg, Indiana, is the hardest-hit town in the outbreak, with 6 deaths.
- 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?
- 1913Barbara Pym, English novelist (d. 1980)
- 1941Charlie Watts, English musician (The Rolling Stones)
- 1942Maree Cheatham, American actress
- 1943Charles Haid, American actor
- 1946Peter Sutcliffe, English serial killer
- 1976Tim Rice-Oxley, English musician (Keane)
- 1980Abby Wambach, American footballer
- 1980Matt Manning, British rock bassist (The Fuegos)
- 1982Jewel Staite, Canadian actress
- 1989Steven Smith, Australian cricketer
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