June 5: Day of the Week
June 5, 2018 was the 156th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 209 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 70Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem.
- 1829HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
- 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.
- 1883The first regularly scheduled Orient Express departs Paris.
- 1941Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.
- 1946A fire in the La Salle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois kills 61 people.
- 1956Elvis Presley introduces his new single, “Hound Dog”, on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
- 1977The Apple II, one of the first personal computers, goes on sale.
- 1993Portions of the Holbeck Hall Hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, fall into the sea following a landslide.
- 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).
Who were born on June 5?
- 1850Pat Garrett, American Western lawman (d. 1908)
- 1939Joe Clark, sixteenth Prime Minister of Canada
- 1950J. J. Bittenbinder, American television host and author
- 1954Nancy Stafford, American actress
- 1961Aldo Costa, Italian engineer
- 1963Joe Rudán, Hungarian heavy metal singer
- 1972Pavel Kotla, Polish conductor
- 1985Ekaterina Bychkova, Russian tennis player
- 1986Christian Baracat, German rugby player
- 1986Vernon Gholston, American football player
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