About June 5

June 5, 2024 is the 157th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 209 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 238 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.
  • 1829
    HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
  • 1851
    Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom’s Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly starts a ten-month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper.
  • 1917
    World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as “Army registration day”.
  • 1933
    The U.S. Congress abrogates the United States’ use of the gold standard by enacting a joint resolution (48 Stat. 112) nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold.
  • 1942
    World War II: United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    A fire in the La Salle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois kills 61 people.
  • 1956
    Elvis Presley introduces his new single, “Hound Dog”, on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
  • 1959
    The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Six-Day War begins: The Israeli air force launches simultaneous pre-emptive attacks on the air forces of Egypt and Syria.
  • 1976
    Collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho, United States.
  • 1981
    The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that five people in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.
  • 1993
    Portions of the Holbeck Hall Hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, fall into the sea following a landslide.
  • 1995
    The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.
  • 1998
    A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks).
  • 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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