June 2: Day of the Week
June 2, 2021 is the 153rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 212 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
- 1763Pontiac’s Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison’s attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort.
- 1774Intolerable Acts: The Quartering Act is enacted, allowing a governor in colonial America to house British soldiers in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters are not provided.
- 1848The Slavic congress in Prague begins.
- 1876Hristo Botev, a national revolutionary of Bulgaria, is killed in Stara Planina
- 1909Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
- 1955The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.
- 1967Luis Monge is executed in Colorado’s gas chamber, in the last pre-Furman execution in the United States.
- 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.
- 2010Derrick Bird goes on a killing spree in Cumbria, killing 13 and injuring 11, see Cumbria shootings.
Who were born on June 2?
- 1891Takijirō Ōnishi, Japanese WWII figure (d. 1945)
- 1924Al Ruscio, American actor
- 1929Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player (d. 2007)
- 1929Norton Juster, American author and architect
- 1932Sammy Turner, American singer
- 1947Mark Elder, British opera and symphony conductor
- 1953Keith Allen, Welsh comedian, actor, singer and writer
- 1961Dez Cadena, American musician (Black Flag)
- 1970B-Real, American rapper (Cypress Hill)
- 1973Neifi Perez, Dominican baseball player
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