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Wednesday June 5, 2019

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.

June 2019
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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)

  • 1817
    The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.
  • 1829
    HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
  • 1933
    The 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.
  • 1941
    Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.
  • 1947
    Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
  • 1956
    Elvis Presley introduces his new single, “Hound Dog”, on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
  • 1977
    A coup takes place in Seychelles.
  • 1998
    A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks).
  • 2001
    Tropical 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.
  • 2006
    Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.

Who were born on June 5?

  • 1523
    Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry (d. 1573)
  • 1876
    Tony Jackson, American musician (d. 1920)
  • 1883
    John Maynard Keynes, English economist (d. 1946)
  • 1941
    Spalding Gray, American actor and writer (d. 2004)
  • 1950
    J. J. Bittenbinder, American television host and author
  • 1962
    Jeff Garlin, American comedian
  • 1982
    Baron Geisler, Filipino actor
  • 1985
    Ekaterina Bychkova, Russian tennis player
  • 1986
    Christian Baracat, German rugby player
  • 1987
    Charlie Clements, English actor

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