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.
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)
- 1654Charles X succeeds his abdicated cousin Queen Christina to the Swedish throne.
- 1809Sweden promulgates a new Constitution, which restores political power to the Riksdag of the Estates after 20 years of Enlightened absolutism.
- 1813War of 1812: Battle of Stoney Creek – A British force of 700 under John Vincent defeats an American force two times its size under William Winder and John Chandler.
- 1832The June Rebellion of Paris is put down by the National Guard.
- 1844The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.
- 1892Chicago ‘L’begins operation
- 1909French troops capture Abéché (in modern-day Chad) and install a puppet sultan in the Ouaddai Empire.
- 1942World War II: Battle of Midway. U.S. Navy dive bombers sink the Japanese cruiser Mikuma and four Japanese carriers.
- 1944World War II: Battle of Normandy begins. D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history.
- 2002Eastern 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.
Who were born on June 6?
- 1868Sir Robert Falcon Scott, English explorer (d. 1912)
- 1939Marian Wright Edelman, American activist
- 1951Marietta Giannakou, Greek politician
- 1952Jean Hamel, Canadian hockey player
- 1956Bubbi Morthens, Icelandic singer and songwriter
- 1960Lola Forner, Spanish actress
- 1967Max Casella, American actor
- 1983Gianna Michaels, American porn actress
- 1986Kim Hyun Joong, Korean singer (SS501)
- 1987Rubin Okotie, Austrian footballer
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