June 2: Day of the Week
June 2, 2019 is the 153rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 212 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
- 1692Bridget Bishop is the first person to go to trial in the Salem witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Found guilty, she is hanged on June 10.
- 1848The Slavic congress in Prague begins.
- 1919Anarchists simultaneously set off bombs in eight separate U.S. cities.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1966Surveyor program: Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft land on another world.
- 1979Pope John Paul II first official visit to his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country.
- 1983After an emergency landing because of an in-flight fire, twenty-three passengers aboard Air Canada Flight 797 are killed when a flashover occurs as the plane’s doors open. Because of this incident, numerous new safety regulations are put in place.
Who were born on June 2?
- 1907John Lehmann, English poet, editor, and publisher (d. 1987)
- 1918Ruth Atkinson, American cartoonist (d. 1997)
- 1934Johnny Carter, American doo wop singer (d. 2009)
- 1937Jimmy Jones, American singer and songwriter
- 1941Jeff Winkless, American voice actor (d. 2006)
- 1963Jim Burns, American entrepreneur
- 1965Steve Waugh, Australian cricketer
- 1976Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso of Lesotho
- 1978Nikki Cox, American actress
- 1981Velvet Sky, American professional wrestler
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