About June 6

June 6, 2022 is the 157th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 208 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 230 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 6

  • 1513
    Italian 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.
  • 1654
    Charles X succeeds his abdicated cousin Queen Christina to the Swedish throne.
  • 1674
    Shivaji, founder of the Maratha empire is crowned.
  • 1752
    A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes.
  • 1808
    Napoleon’s brother, Joseph Bonaparte is crowned King of Spain.
  • 1833
    U.S. President Andrew Jackson becomes the first President to ride on a train.
  • 1894
    Governor Davis H. Waite orders the Colorado state militia to protect and support the miners engaged in the Cripple Creek miners’ strike.
  • 1909
    French troops capture Abéché (in modern-day Chad) and install a puppet sultan in the Ouaddai Empire.
  • 1932
    The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per US gallon (1/4 ¢/L) sold.
  • 1939
    Judge Joseph Force Crater, known as the “Missingest Man in New York”, is declared legally dead.
  • 1942
    World War II: Battle of Midway. U.S. Navy dive bombers sink the Japanese cruiser Mikuma and four Japanese carriers.
  • 1946
    The National Basketball Association is created, with eleven original teams.
  • 1964
    Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume.
  • 1971
    A 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.
  • 1974
    A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.
  • 1981
    Bihar train disaster A passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the actual figure is closer to 1,000 killed.
  • 1982
    1982 Lebanon War begins: Forces under Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon invade southern Lebanon in their “Operation Peace for the Galilee”, eventually reaching as far north as the capital Beirut.
  • 1993
    Mongolia holds its first direct presidential elections.
  • 2002
    Eastern Mediterranean Event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 meters diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The resulting explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
  • 2004
    Tamil is established as a Classical language by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.

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