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Thursday June 6, 2019

June 6: Day of the Week

June 6, 2019 was the 157th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 208 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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 6 Historical Event(s)

  • 1523
    Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union.
  • 1674
    Shivaji, founder of the Maratha empire is crowned.
  • 1809
    Sweden promulgates a new Constitution, which restores political power to the Riksdag of the Estates after 20 years of Enlightened absolutism.
  • 1857
    Sophia of Nassau marries the future King Oscar II of Sweden-Norway.
  • 1912
    The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
  • 1932
    The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per US gallon (1/4 ¢/L) sold.
  • 1933
    The first drive-in theater opens, in Camden, New Jersey, United States.
  • 1981
    Bihar train disaster A passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the actual figure is closer to 1,000 killed.
  • 2002
    Eastern Mediterranean Event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 meters diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The resulting explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
  • 2004
    Tamil is established as a Classical language by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.

Who were born on June 6?

  • 1236
    Wen Tianxiang, Chinese statesman (d. 1283)
  • 1606
    Pierre Corneille, French dramatist (d. 1684)
  • 1898
    Ninette de Valois, Irish dancer (d. 2001)
  • 1901
    Sukarno, First President of Indonesia (d. 1970)
  • 1940
    Willie John McBride, Irish Rugby player
  • 1943
    Richard Smalley, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2005)
  • 1945
    David E. Bonior, American politician
  • 1970
    Eugeni Berzin, Russian cyclist
  • 1970
    Sarah Dessen, American author
  • 1980
    Matt Belisle, American baseball player

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