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Saturday June 6, 2020

June 6: Day of the Week

June 6, 2020 was the 158th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 208 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1513
    Italian Wars: Battle of Novara. Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis de la Tremoille, forcing the French to abandon Milan. Duke Massimiliano Sforza is restored.
  • 1523
    Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union.
  • 1654
    Charles X succeeds his abdicated cousin Queen Christina to the Swedish throne.
  • 1752
    A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes.
  • 1832
    The June Rebellion of Paris is put down by the National Guard.
  • 1894
    Governor Davis H. Waite orders the Colorado state militia to protect and support the miners engaged in the Cripple Creek miners’ strike.
  • 1964
    Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume.
  • 1971
    A midair collision between a Hughes Airwest Douglas DC-9 jetliner and a United States Marine Corps McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II jet fighter near Duarte, California claims 50 lives.
  • 1971
    Vietnam War: The Battle of Long Khanh between Australian and Vietnamese communist forces begins.
  • 1985
    The grave of “Wolfgang Gerhard” is exhumed in Embu, Brazil; the remains found are later proven to be those of Josef Mengele, Auschwitz’s “Angel of Death”. Mengele is thought to have drowned while swimming in February 1979.

Who were born on June 6?

  • 1907
    Bill Dickey, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1932
    Billie Whitelaw, English actress
  • 1936
    Levi Stubbs, American musician (The Four Tops) (d. 2008)
  • 1941
    Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist
  • 1945
    Arthur Shawcross, American serial killer (d. 2008)
  • 1945
    David E. Bonior, American politician
  • 1957
    Christian Rach, German chef
  • 1959
    Jimmy Jam, American record producer
  • 1969
    Erik Prince, American businessman
  • 1978
    Carl Barât, English musician

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