About June 6

June 6, 2021 is the 157th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 208 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

What Happened On June 6

  • 1523
    Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union.
  • 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.
  • 1683
    The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world’s first university museum.
  • 1752
    A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes.
  • 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.
  • 1822
    Alexis St. Martin accidentally shot in the stomach, which leads way to William Beaumont’s studies on digestion.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    The Southwark Bridge in London, is opened for traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.
  • 1934
    New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Act of 1933 into law, establishing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • 1939
    Judge Joseph Force Crater, known as the “Missingest Man in New York”, is declared legally dead.
  • 1971
    Soyuz program: Soyuz 11 launches.
  • 1974
    A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    Tetris, one of the best-selling video games of all-time, is released.
  • 2005
    The United States Supreme Court upholds a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana, in Gonzales v. Raich.

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