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.
  • 1809
    Sweden promulgates a new Constitution, which restores political power to the Riksdag of the Estates after 20 years of Enlightened absolutism.
  • 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.
  • 1833
    U.S. President Andrew Jackson becomes the first President to ride on a train.
  • 1844
    The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.
  • 1859
    Australia: Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales (Queensland Day).
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Memphis – Union forces capture Memphis, Tennessee, from the Confederates.
  • 1882
    More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed as a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbour.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    Soyuz program: Soyuz 11 launches.
  • 1971
    Vietnam War: The Battle of Long Khanh between Australian and Vietnamese communist forces begins.
  • 1984
    Tetris, one of the best-selling video games of all-time, is released.
  • 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.
  • 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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