June 5: Day of the Week
June 5, 2019 was the 156th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 209 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1817The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.
- 1829HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
- 1888The Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place.
- 1963Movement of 15 Khordad: Protest against arrest of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini by Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. In several cities, masses of angry demonstrators are confronted by tanks and paratroopers.
- 1967Six-Day War begins: The Israeli air force launches simultaneous pre-emptive attacks on the air forces of Egypt and Syria.
- 1981The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that five people in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.
- 1989The Unknown Rebel halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
- 1998A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks).
- 2001Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm caused $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.
- 2006Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
Who were born on June 5?
- 1640Pu Songling, Chinese writer (d. 1715)
- 1760Johan Gadolin, Finnish scientist (d. 1852)
- 1771Ernest Augustus I of Hanover (d. 1851)
- 1877Willard Miller, American sailor (d. 1959)
- 1894Roy Thomson, Lord Thomson of Fleet, English publisher (d. 1976)
- 1946John Bach, Welsh actor
- 1960Leslie Hendrix, American actress
- 1964Lisa Cholodenko, American filmmaker
- 1978Fernando Meira, Portuguese football player
- 1980Brandi Shearer, American musician
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