June 4: Day of the Week
June 4, 2020 is the 156th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 210 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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 4 Historical Event(s)
- 1760Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians.
- 1783The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière (hot air balloon).
- 1912Massachusetts becomes the first state of the United States to set a minimum wage.
- 1942World War II: The Battle of Midway begins. Japanese Admiral Chuichi Nagumo orders a strike on Midway Island by much of the Imperial Japanese navy.
- 1943A military coup in Argentina ousts Ramón Castillo.
- 1944World War II: A hunter-killer group of the United States Navy captures the German submarine U-505 – the first time a U.S. Navy vessel had captured an enemy vessel at sea since the 19th century.
- 1944World War II: Rome falls to the Allies, the first Axis capital to fall.
- 1967Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew.
- 1979Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings takes power in Ghana after a military coup in which General Fred Akuffo is overthrown.
- 2010Falcon 9 Flight 1 was the maiden flight of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40.
Who were born on June 4?
- 1879Mabel Lucie Attwell, English children’s author and illustrator (d. 1964)
- 1924Dennis Weaver, American actor (d. 2006)
- 1934Seamus Elliott, Irish cyclist (d. 1971)
- 1950Dagmar Krause, German singer (Slapp Happy, Henry Cow, Art Bears)
- 1953Susumu Ojima, Japanese entrepreneur (Huser)
- 1963Xavier McDaniel, American basketball player
- 1964Simon Cheshire, English children’s writer
- 1969Horatio Sanz, Chilean-born comedian
- 1977Alex Manninger, Austrian footballer
- 1985Bar Refaeli, Israeli model
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