About June 5

June 5, 2021 is the 156th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 209 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Gemini is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 241 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 5

  • 70
    Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem.
  • 1257
    Kraków, Poland receives city rights.
  • 1798
    The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
  • 1837
    Houston, Texas is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.
  • 1849
    Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy by the signing of a new constitution.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria.
  • 1942
    World War II: United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.
  • 1946
    A fire in the La Salle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois kills 61 people.
  • 1947
    Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
  • 1967
    Six-Day War begins: The Israeli air force launches simultaneous pre-emptive attacks on the air forces of Egypt and Syria.
  • 1969
    The International communist conference begins in Moscow.
  • 1975
    The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.
  • 1976
    Collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho, United States.
  • 1977
    A coup takes place in Seychelles.
  • 1984
    Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi orders an attack on the Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikh religion.
  • 1989
    The Unknown Rebel halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
  • 1995
    The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.
  • 2001
    Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm caused $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.
  • 2003
    A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region.
  • 2006
    Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.

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