About June 6

June 6, 2020 is the 158th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 208 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 251 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.
  • 1752
    A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: Battle of Midway. U.S. Navy dive bombers sink the Japanese cruiser Mikuma and four Japanese carriers.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume.
  • 1971
    Soyuz program: Soyuz 11 launches.
  • 1971
    Vietnam War: The Battle of Long Khanh between Australian and Vietnamese communist forces begins.
  • 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.
  • 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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