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Tuesday June 2, 2020

June 2: Day of the Week

June 2, 2020 was the 154th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 212 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1676
    Franco-Dutch War: France ensured the supremacy of its naval fleet for the remainder of the war with its victory in the Battle of Palermo.
  • 1835
    P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.
  • 1855
    The Portland Rum Riot occurs in Portland, Maine.
  • 1876
    Hristo Botev, a national revolutionary of Bulgaria, is killed in Stara Planina
  • 1946
    Birth 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.
  • 1953
    The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.
  • 1962
    During 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.
  • 1967
    Luis Monge is executed in Colorado’s gas chamber, in the last pre-Furman execution in the United States.
  • 2004
    Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!
  • 2010
    Derrick Bird goes on a killing spree in Cumbria, killing 13 and injuring 11, see Cumbria shootings.

Who were born on June 2?

  • 1878
    Wallace Hartley, English violinist (d. 1912)
  • 1887
    Howard Johnson, American songwriter (d. 1941)
  • 1891
    Takijirō Ōnishi, Japanese WWII figure (d. 1945)
  • 1891
    Thurman Arnold, American attorney and jurist (d. 1969)
  • 1899
    Lotte Reiniger, German film director (d. 1981)
  • 1913
    Walter Andreas Schwarz, German singer and author (d. 1992)
  • 1946
    Song Dae Kwan, Korean singer
  • 1953
    Craig Stadler, American golfer
  • 1953
    Keith Allen, Welsh comedian, actor, singer and writer
  • 1956
    Jan Lammers, Dutch racing driver

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