June 2: Day of the Week
June 2, 2020 is the 154th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 212 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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)
- 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.
- 1835P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.
- 1848The Slavic congress in Prague begins.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1967Luis Monge is executed in Colorado’s gas chamber, in the last pre-Furman execution in the United States.
- 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.
- 1995United States Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady’s F-16 is shot down over Bosnia while patrolling the NATO no-fly zone.
- 2010Derrick Bird goes on a killing spree in Cumbria, killing 13 and injuring 11, see Cumbria shootings.
Who were born on June 2?
- 1899Lotte Reiniger, German film director (d. 1981)
- 1941Stacy Keach, American actor
- 1946Song Dae Kwan, Korean singer
- 1950Joanna Gleason, Canadian actress and singer
- 1969Cy Chadwick, English actor
- 1974Gata Kamsky, American chess player
- 1974Matt Serra, American mixed martial artist
- 1976Earl Boykins, American basketball player
- 1988Patrik Berglund, Swedish ice hockey player
- 1994Jemma McKenzie-Brown, English actress
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