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Sunday June 6, 2021

June 6: Day of the Week

June 6, 2021 was the 157th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 208 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 1523
    Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union.
  • 1674
    Shivaji, founder of the Maratha empire is crowned.
  • 1808
    Napoleon’s brother, Joseph Bonaparte is crowned King of Spain.
  • 1822
    Alexis St. Martin accidentally shot in the stomach, which leads way to William Beaumont’s studies on digestion.
  • 1833
    U.S. President Andrew Jackson becomes the first President to ride on a train.
  • 1882
    More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed as a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbour.
  • 1882
    The Shewan forces of Menelik II of Ethiopia defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and their victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.
  • 1933
    The first drive-in theater opens, in Camden, New Jersey, United States.
  • 1974
    A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.
  • 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.

Who were born on June 6?

  • 1436
    Regiomontanus, German mathematician (d. 1476)
  • 1872
    Tsarina Alexandra of Russia (d. 1918)
  • 1932
    Billie Whitelaw, English actress
  • 1939
    Louis Andriessen, Dutch composer
  • 1944
    David Penhaligon, British politician (d. 1986)
  • 1974
    Danny Strong, American actor
  • 1975
    Nina Kaczorowski, American actress
  • 1983
    Joe Rokocoko, Fijian rugby player
  • 1984
    Noor Sabri, Iraqi footballer
  • 1987
    Rubin Okotie, Austrian footballer

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