About June 6

June 6, 2024 is the 158th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 208 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

What Happened On June 6

  • 1644
    The Qing Dynasty Manchu forces led by the Shunzhi Emperor capture Beijing during the collapse of the Ming Dynasty. The Manchus would rule China until 1912 when the Republic of China is established.
  • 1654
    Charles X succeeds his abdicated cousin Queen Christina to the Swedish throne.
  • 1809
    Sweden promulgates a new Constitution, which restores political power to the Riksdag of the Estates after 20 years of Enlightened absolutism.
  • 1813
    War of 1812: Battle of Stoney Creek – A British force of 700 under John Vincent defeats an American force two times its size under William Winder and John Chandler.
  • 1832
    The June Rebellion of Paris is put down by the National Guard.
  • 1844
    The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.
  • 1857
    Sophia of Nassau marries the future King Oscar II of Sweden-Norway.
  • 1859
    Australia: Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales (Queensland Day).
  • 1882
    More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed as a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbour.
  • 1882
    The Shewan forces of Menelik II of Ethiopia defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and their victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.
  • 1889
    The Great Seattle fire destroys the entirety of downtown Seattle, Washington.
  • 1892
    Chicago ‘L’begins operation
  • 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.
  • 1918
    World War I: Battle of Belleau Wood – The U.S. Marine Corps suffers its worst single day’s casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Chateau-Thierry.
  • 1919
    The Republic of Prekmurje ends.
  • 1939
    Judge Joseph Force Crater, known as the “Missingest Man in New York”, is declared legally dead.
  • 1971
    Vietnam War: The Battle of Long Khanh between Australian and Vietnamese communist forces begins.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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