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.
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)
- 1513Italian 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.
- 1523Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union.
- 1654Charles X succeeds his abdicated cousin Queen Christina to the Swedish throne.
- 1752A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes.
- 1832The June Rebellion of Paris is put down by the National Guard.
- 1894Governor Davis H. Waite orders the Colorado state militia to protect and support the miners engaged in the Cripple Creek miners’ strike.
- 1964Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume.
- 1971A 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.
- 1971Vietnam War: The Battle of Long Khanh between Australian and Vietnamese communist forces begins.
- 1985The 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?
- 1907Bill Dickey, American baseball player (d. 1993)
- 1932Billie Whitelaw, English actress
- 1936Levi Stubbs, American musician (The Four Tops) (d. 2008)
- 1941Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist
- 1945Arthur Shawcross, American serial killer (d. 2008)
- 1945David E. Bonior, American politician
- 1957Christian Rach, German chef
- 1959Jimmy Jam, American record producer
- 1969Erik Prince, American businessman
- 1978Carl Barât, English musician
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