June 5: Day of the Week
June 5, 2021 is the 156th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 209 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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 5 Historical Event(s)
- 1862As the Treaty of Saigon is signed, ceding parts of southern Vietnam to France, the guerrilla leader Truong Dinh decides to defy Emperor Tu Duc of Vietnam and fight on against the Europeans.
- 1864American Civil War: Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.
- 1917World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as “Army registration day”.
- 1942World War II: United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.
- 1944World War II: More than 1000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.
- 1947Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
- 1963British Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigns in a sex scandal known as the Profumo Affair.
- 1977The Apple II, one of the first personal computers, goes on sale.
- 1989The Unknown Rebel halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
- 2003A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region.
Who were born on June 5?
- 1523Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry (d. 1573)
- 1819John Couch Adams, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1892)
- 1876Isaac Heinemann, German-born Israeli scholar and professor of classical literature (d. 1957)
- 1876Tony Jackson, American musician (d. 1920)
- 1937Hélène Cixous, French writer, poet
- 1946John Bach, Welsh actor
- 1972Mike Bucci, American professional wrestler
- 1979Fraser Watts, Scottish cricketer
- 1984Robert Barbieri, Canadian-born Italian rugby player
- 1995Troye Sivan, South African/Australian actor and singer
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