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

  • 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.
  • 1808
    Napoleon’s brother, Joseph Bonaparte is crowned King of Spain.
  • 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.
  • 1857
    Sophia of Nassau marries the future King Oscar II of Sweden-Norway.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Normandy begins. D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history.
  • 1971
    Soyuz program: Soyuz 11 launches.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    The grave of “Wolfgang Gerhard” is exhumed in Embu, Brazil; the remains found are later proven to be those of Josef Mengele, Auschwitz’s “Angel of Death”. Mengele is thought to have drowned while swimming in February 1979.
  • 1993
    Mongolia holds its first direct presidential elections.

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