June 5


June 5

Events

* 70 - Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem.
*1257 - Kraków, Poland receive city rights.
*1305 - Pope Clement V is elected.
*1798 - The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
*1817 - The first Great Lakes steamer, the "Frontenac", is launched.
*1829 - The HMS "Pickle" captures the armed slave ship "Voladora" off the coast of Cuba.
*1837 - Houston, Texas is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.
*1849 - Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy by the signing of a new constitution.
*1851 - Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery serial, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" or, "Life Among the Lowly" starts a ten-month run in the "National Era" abolitionist newspaper.
*1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.
*1888 - The Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place.
*1900 - Second Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria.
*1915 - Denmark amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage.
*1916 - Louis Brandeis is sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
*1917 - World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as "Army registration day."
*1933 - The U.S. Congress abrogates the United States' use of the gold standard by enacting a joint resolution (48 Stat. 112) nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold.
*1941 - Four thousands Chongqing residents were asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.
*1944 - World War II: More than 1000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.
*1945 - Allied Control Council, military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.
*1946 - A fire in the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois kills 61 people.
*1947 - Marshall Plan: At a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
*1956 - Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on "The Milton Berle Show", scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
*1959 - The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.
*1963 - British Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigns in a sex scandal.
* 1963 - Movement of 15 Khordad: Protest against arrest of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini by Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. In several cities, masses of angry demonstrators are confronted by tanks and paratroopers.
*1967 - Six-Day War begins: The Israeli air force launches simultaneous pre-emptive attacks on the air forces of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.
*1968 - U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California by Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy dies the next day.
*1969 - The International communist conference begins in Moscow.
*1970 - Chile becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
*1975 - The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.
* 1975 - The United Kingdom holds its first and only country-wide referendum, on remaining in the European Economic Community (EEC).
*1976 - Collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho, United States.
*1977 - A coup takes place in Seychelles.
* 1977 - The Apple II, the first practical personal computer, goes on sale.
*1981 - The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that five people in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.
*1984 - Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi orders an attack on the Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikh religion.
*1989 - The Unknown Rebel halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
*1995 - The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.
*1998 - A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks).
*2001 - U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords leaves the Republican Party, an act which shifts control of the United States Senate from the Republicans to the Democratic Party.
* 2001 - Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm caused $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.
*2003 - A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region.
*2006 - Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.

Births

*1341 - Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, son of Edward III of England (d. 1402)
*1493 - Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (d. 1555)
*1523 - Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry (d. 1573)
*1553 - Bernardino Baldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1617)
*1554 - Elisabeth of Austria, queen consort of France (d. 1592)
*1640 - Pu Songling, Chinese writer (d. 1715)
*1660 - Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (d. 1744)
*1646 - Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician (d. 1684)
*1718 - Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker (d. 1779)
*1723 - Adam Smith, Scottish economist (d. 1790)
*1757 - Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist (d. 1808)
*1760 - Johan Gadolin, Finnish scientist (d. 1852)
*1771 - Ernest Augustus I of Hanover (d. 1851)
*1781 - Christian August Lobeck, German scholar (d. 1860)
*1819 - John Couch Adams, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1892)
*1850 - Pat Garrett, American Western lawman (d. 1908)
*1862 - Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish ophthalmologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1930)
*1868 - James Connolly, Irish socialist (d. 1916)
*1876 - Tony Jackson, American musician (d. 1920)
*1878 - Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary (d. 1923)
*1879 - Robert Mayer, German-born philanthropist (d. 1985)
* 1879 - René Pottier, French cyclist (d. 1907)
*1883 - John Maynard Keynes, English economist (d. 1946)
*1884 - Ralph Benatzky, Czech composer (d. 1957)
*1894 - Roy Thomson, Lord Thomson of Fleet, English publisher (d. 1976)
*1895 - William Boyd (actor), American actor (d. 1972)
*1898 - Federico García Lorca, Spanish poet, lyricist and dramatist (d. 1936)
*1900 - Dennis Gabor, Hungarian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
*1905 - John Abbott, British actor (d. 1996)
*1912 - Dean Amadon, American ornithologist (d. 2003)
*1919 - Richard Scarry, American children's author (d. 1994)
*1920 - Cornelius Ryan, Irish-American author (d. 1974)
*1923 - Jorge Daponte, Argentine racing driver (d. 1963)
* 1923 - Daniel Pinkham, American composer, organist, and harpsichordist (d. 2006)
*1925 - Art Donovan, American football star
*1928 - Robert Lansing, American actor (d. 1994)
* 1928 - Tony Richardson, British film director (d. 1991)
*1930 - Alifa Rifaat, Egyptian writer (d. 1996)
*1931 - Jacques Demy, French film director (d. 1990)
* 1931 - Jerzy Prokopiuk, Polish philosopher, antroposopher
*1932 - Christy Brown, Irish author (d. 1981)
*1934 - Bill Moyers, American journalist
*1936 - Connie Hines, American actress
*1938 - Karin Balzer, German hurdler
*1939 - Joe Clark, sixteenth Prime Minister of Canada
* 1939 - Margaret Drabble, English novelist
*1941 - Martha Argerich, Argentine pianist
* 1941 - Erasmo Carlos, Brazilian singer and songwriter
* 1941 - Spalding Gray, American actor and writer (d. 2004)
* 1941 - Robert Kraft, American owner of the New England Patriots
*1942 - Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Equatoguinean politician
*1943 - Matthew Lesko, American author
*1944 - Tommie Smith, American athlete
* 1944 - Colm Wilkinson, Irish singer
*1945 - John Carlos, American athlete
* 1945 - Patrick Head, English F1 technical director and team co-owner (WilliamsF1)
*1946 - John Bach, Welsh actor
* 1946 - Freddie Stone, American guitarist (Sly & the Family Stone)
*1947 - Laurie Anderson, American performance artist
* 1947 - Tom Evans, English musician (Badfinger) (d. 1983)
*1949 - Ken Follett, Welsh author
*1950 - J. J. Bittenbinder, American television host and author
* 1950 - Ronnie Dyson, American singer and actor (d. 1990)
* 1950 - Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist & political activist (d. 1977)
*1951 - Suze Orman, American financial advisor, writer, and television personality.
*1952 - Carole Fredericks, American singer (d. 2001)
* 1952 - Daniel Katzen, American classical musician
*1953 - Kathleen Kennedy, American film producer
*1954 - Haluk Bilginer, Turkish actor
* 1954 - Nicko McBrain, English musician (Iron Maiden)
*1955 - Edino Nazareth Filho, Brazilian football player
*1956 - Richard Butler, English singer (Psychedelic Furs)
* 1956 - Kenny G, American saxophonist
*1958 - Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi, President of the Comoros
*1960 - Leslie Hendrix, American actress
* 1960 - Margo Lanagan, Australian author
*1961 - Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (d. 1999)
* 1961 - Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (d. 2006)
*1962 - Princess Astrid of Belgium
* 1962 - Jeff Garlin, American comedian
*1963 - Joe Rudán, Hungarian heavy metal singer
*1964 - Karl Sanders, American musician (Nile)
*1965 - Sandrine Piau, French soprano
*1967 - Joe DeLoach, American athlete
* 1967 - Ray Lankford, American baseball player
* 1967 - Ron Livingston, American actor
*1969 - Brian McKnight, American musician
*1970 - Martin Gelinas, Canadian hockey player
*1971 - Susan Lynch, Northern Irish actress
* 1971 - Takaya Tsubobayashi, Japanese racing driver
* 1971 - Mark Wahlberg, American singer and actor
*1972 - Mike Bucci, American professional wrestler
* 1972 - Chuck Klosterman, American journalist
* 1972 - Pavel Kotla, Polish conductor
*1973 - Lamon Brewster, American boxer
* 1973 - Daniel Gildenlöw, Swedish musician and songwriter
* 1973 - Gella Vandecaveye, Belgian judoka
*1974 - Chad Allen, American actor
* 1974 - Russ Ortiz, American baseball player
*1975 - Žydrūnas Ilgauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
* 1975 - Sandra Stals, Belgian athlete
*1977 - Christian Martucci, American musician
* 1977 - Nourhanne, Lebanese singer
* 1977 - Navi Rawat, American actress
*1977 - Liza Weil, American actress
*1978 - Fernando Meira, Portuguese football player
*1979 - David Bisbal, Spanish singer
* 1979 - Fraser Watts, Scottish cricketer
* 1979 - Pete Wentz, American musician (Fall Out Boy)
*1979 - Jason White, American NASCAR driver
*1980 - Yasser Latif Hamdani, Pakistani constitutional lawyer
*1980 - Sutee Suksomkit, Thai football player
*1981 - Jade Goody, British television personality
* 1981 - Sebastien Lefebvre, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
*1983 - Bill Bray, American baseball player
*1983 - Marques Colston, American football player
*1984 - Cécilia Cara, French singer and actress
*1985 - Kenny De Ketele, Belgian cyclist
*1987 - Lara Bingle, Australian model
* 1987 - Charlie Clements, English actor
*1992 - Emily Seebohm, Australian Swimmer
*1995 - Troye Mellet, Australian Actor And Singer
*2005 - Irene Urdangarin, granddaughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain

Deaths

* 535 - Epiphanius of Constantinople, patriarch of Constantinople
*1017 - Emperor Sanjō of Japan (b. 976)
*1118 - Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester
*1296 - Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (b. 1245)
*1316 - King Louis X of France (b. 1289)
*1383 - Dmitry Konstantinovich, Russian prince (b. 1324)
*1568 - Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Flemish general and statesman (b. 1522)
*1625 - Orlando Gibbons, English composer (b. 1583)
*1667 - Pietro Sforza Pallavicino, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1607)
*1688 - Constantine Phaulkon, Greek adventurer (b. 1667)
*1716 - Roger Cotes, English mathematician (b. 1682)
*1722 - Johann Kuhnau, German composer, organist, and harpsichordist (b. 1660)
*1738 - Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (b. 1659)
*1791 - Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (b. 1718)
*1816 - Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (b. 1741)
*1825 - Odysseas Androutsos, hero in the Greek War of Independence
*1826 - Carl Maria von Weber, German composer (b. 1786)
*1866 - John McDouall Stuart, Australian explorer (b. 1815)
*1898 - Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian Shoemaker
*1900 - Stephen Crane, American author (b. 1871)
*1902 - Louis J. Weichmann, chief witness in the trial of the assassins of Abraham Lincoln (b. 1842)
*1906 - Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (b. 1842)
*1910 - O. Henry, American author (b. 1862)
*1913 - Chris von der Ahe, baseball pioneer (b. 1851)
*1916 - Horatio Kitchener, Lord Kitchener, British field marshal (b. 1850)
*1920 - Rhoda Broughton, Welsh author (b. 1840)
*1921 - Georges Feydeau, French playwright (b. 1862)
*1930 - Pascin, Bulgarian painter (b. 1885)
*1975 - Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (b. 1916)
*1976 - Violet Wilkey, American actress (b. 1903)
*1993 - Conway Twitty, American musician (b. 1933)
*1998 - Jeanette Nolan, American actress (b. 1911)
* 1998 - Sam Yorty, Mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1909)
*1999 - Mel Tormé, American singer ("The Velvet Fog"), composer, and actor (b. 1925)
*2000 - Don Liddle, baseball player (b. 1925)
*2001 - Pedro Laín Entralgo, Spanish writer, medical and humanist
*2002 - Gwen Plumb, Australian actress (b. 1912)
* 2002 - Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones) (b. 1952)
*2003 - Jürgen Möllemann, German politician (b. 1945)
* 2003 - Manuel Rosenthal, French composer and conductor (b. 1904)
*2004 - Ronald Reagan, American radio sports announcer, western film actor, governor of California, and 40th President of the United States (b. 1911)
* 2004 - Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (b. 1941)
*2005 - Adolfo Aguilar Zínser, Mexican politician (b. 1949)
* 2005 - Susi Nicoletti, German actress (b. 1918)
*2006 - Frederick Franck, American artist and writer (b. 1909)
*2007 - Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (b. 1922)

Holidays and observances

*World Environment Day, since the United Nations General Assembly resolution in 1972.
*National holiday of Denmark (Constitution Day).
*Suriname - Indian Arrival Day
*Seychelles - Liberation Day.
*Bahá'í Faith - Feast of Núr (Light) - First day of the fifth month of the Bahá'í calendar.
* Saint Boniface (d. 754)
* Saint Valeria

External links

* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/5 BBC: On This Day]
*
* [http://www1.sympatico.ca/cgi-bin/on_this_day?mth=Jun&day=05 On This Day in Canada] ----


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • June — is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with a length of 30 days. The month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter and equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera. See: Months in various calendarsAt the start of June,… …   Wikipedia

  • June — (engl. Juni) bezeichnet: June (Vorname), ein im englischen Sprachraum gebräuchlicher Vorname June (Sänger), ein koreanischer R B Sänger JUNe, das Jabber University Network June ist der Name folgender Orte: June (Missouri), ein Ort in Newton… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • June — [dʒu:n] n [U and C] written abbreviation Jun. [Date: 1200 1300; : French; Origin: juin, from Latin Junius, probably from the name of an ancient Roman family] the sixth month of the year, between May and July next/last June ▪ I finished school… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • june — JÚNE, Ă, juni, e, adj., subst. 1. adj., s.m. şi f. (Astăzi rar) Tânăr. ♢ June prim = actor care interpretează roluri de tânăr îndrăgostit. 2. s.m. (reg.) Holtei, burlac, becher. – lat. juvenis. Trimis de cata, 17.01.2006. Sursa …   Dicționar Român

  • June — June, n. [L. Junius: cf. F. Juin. So called either from Junius, the name of a Roman gens, or from Juno, the goddess.] The sixth month of the year, containing thirty days. [1913 Webster] And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • June of 44 — was an American rock band which was formed in 1994 from ex members of Rodan, Lungfish, Codeine, Rex, The Crownhate Ruin and Hoover. Clearly influenced by Slint, the band s music is often described as math rock . The band s name refers to June… …   Wikipedia

  • June — [ dʒun ] noun count or uncount *** the sixth month of the year, between May and July: I ll finish school in June. Our last class is on June 5th. I started looking for a job last June …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • June — ► NOUN ▪ the sixth month of the year. ORIGIN from Latin Junius mensis month of June , from Junonius sacred to the goddess Juno …   English terms dictionary

  • June — f English: the most successful and enduring of the names coined in the early 20th century from the names of months of the year (cf. APRIL (SEE April) and MAY (SEE May)) …   First names dictionary

  • júne — sr (júnac m, jùnica ž) 〈G ta, zb. jȕnād〉 agr. goveče koje još nije za rasplod ⃞ {{001f}}kud ide ∼ nek ide i uže kad je vrag odnio kravu nek nosi i uže, {{c=1}}usp. {{ref}}krava ⃞{{/ref}} …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • June — c.1100, from L. Iunius (mensis), probably a variant of Iunonius, sacred to Juno (see JUNO (Cf. Juno)). Replaced O.E. liðe se ærra earlier mildness …   Etymology dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.