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.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.
  • 1883
    The first regularly scheduled Orient Express departs Paris.
  • 1888
    The Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place.
  • 1916
    Louis Brandeis is sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
  • 1917
    World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as “Army registration day”.
  • 1941
    Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.
  • 1944
    World War II: More than 1000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.
  • 1947
    Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
  • 1949
    Thailand elects Orapin Chaiyakan, the first Thai female member of Thailand’s Parliament.
  • 1956
    Elvis Presley introduces his new single, “Hound Dog”, on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
  • 1963
    British Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigns in a sex scandal known as the Profumo Affair.
  • 1963
    Movement of 15 Khordad: Protest against arrest of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini by Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. In several cities, masses of angry demonstrators are confronted by tanks and paratroopers.
  • 1964
    DSV Alvin is commissioned.
  • 1968
    U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California by Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy dies the next day.
  • 1975
    The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.
  • 1976
    Collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho, United States.
  • 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.

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