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Thursday June 6, 2019

June 6: Day of the Week

June 6, 2019 is the 157th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 208 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
  • 1644
    The Qing Dynasty Manchu forces led by the Shunzhi Emperor capture Beijing during the collapse of the Ming Dynasty. The Manchus would rule China until 1912 when the Republic of China is established.
  • 1683
    The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world’s first university museum.
  • 1859
    Australia: Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales (Queensland Day).
  • 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.
  • 1912
    The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
  • 1933
    The first drive-in theater opens, in Camden, New Jersey, United States.
  • 1939
    Judge Joseph Force Crater, known as the “Missingest Man in New York”, is declared legally dead.
  • 1946
    The National Basketball Association is created, with eleven original teams.
  • 1971
    Soyuz program: Soyuz 11 launches.

Who were born on June 6?

  • 1606
    Pierre Corneille, French dramatist (d. 1684)
  • 1857
    Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician (d. 1918)
  • 1862
    Henry John Newbolt, English author (d. 1938)
  • 1907
    Bill Dickey, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1915
    Vincent Persichetti, American composer (d. 1987)
  • 1918
    Edwin G. Krebs, American biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2009)
  • 1945
    David Dukes, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1951
    Marietta Giannakou, Greek politician
  • 1960
    Steve Vai, American musician
  • 1975
    Niklas Sundström, Swedish hockey player

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