June 5: Day of the Week
June 5, 2020 was the 157th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 209 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1798The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
- 1851Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom’s Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly starts a ten-month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper.
- 1864American Civil War: Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.
- 1888The Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place.
- 1933The U.S. Congress abrogates the United States’ use of the gold standard by enacting a joint resolution (48 Stat. 112) nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold.
- 1941Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.
- 1947Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
- 1976Collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho, United States.
- 1993Portions of the Holbeck Hall Hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, fall into the sea following a landslide.
- 1995The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.
Who were born on June 5?
- 1554Elisabeth of Austria, queen consort of Charles IX of France (d. 1592)
- 1916Eddie Joost, American baseball player and manager (d. 2011)
- 1930Alifa Rifaat, Egyptian writer (d. 1996)
- 1941Robert Kraft, American owner of the New England Patriots
- 1961Aldo Costa, Italian engineer
- 1967Ray Lankford, American baseball player
- 1971Miyuki Komatsu, Japanese actress
- 1972Pavel Kotla, Polish conductor
- 1974Chad Allen, American actor
- 1979Pete Wentz, American musician (Fall Out Boy)
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