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In the Gregorian Calendar, June 5 is the 156th
(hundredth – fiftieth sixth) day of the year.

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Quote of the Day…

Since I have not worried about being born, I don’t worry about dying.

— Federico Garcia Lorca
Spanish poet and playwright (born June 5, 1898).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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June 5 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 1305 BC C .: in China there is an astronomical phenomenon (“three flames ate the Sun”) that could be a solar eclipse.
  • 70: in Judea, the emperor Titus, accompanied by his legions, cross the middle wall of Jerusalem.
  • 774: in Italy, Charlemagne is crowned king of France and Lombardy after having besieged and taken Pavia instead of Desiderio.
  • 1224: in Naples (Italy) Frederick II Hohenstaufen founded the Università degli Studi di Napoli.
  • 1284: the naval battle of the Gulf of Naples takes place.
  • 1305: in Rome, Bertrand de Goth is elected pope and receives the name of Clement V.
  • 1486: in Spain, the Christian army enters the Muslim town of Íllora (Granada), arriving shortly after King Fernando el Católico.
  • 1561: in the Municipality of Cavour, in Piedmont, Italy, the Peace of Cavour, or Peace of the Waldenses, is signed.
  • 1625: during the Flanders War, after a long siege, the city of Breda surrenders to the Spanish thirds under the command of General Ambrosio Espínola.
  • 1741: Vitus Bering leaves the Kamchatka Peninsula to explore Alaska.
  • 1752: Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity.
  • 1798: Battle of New Ross, during the Irish Rebellion of 1798, where the Irish rebels are defeated.
  • 1817: the first steamship was launched on the Great Lakes: the Frontenac.
  • 1832: student uprisings begin in Paris (France), a consequence of the funeral of the division general of the empire Jean Maximilien Lamarque, who died on June 1 due to the cholera epidemic that punishes the city.
  • 1837: Houston (United States) obtains city status.
  • 1849: Denmark adopts the constitutional monarchy with the approval of a new constitution.
  • 1862: in present-day Vietnam the Treaty of Saigon is signed by which the military actions carried out by Spain and France in Indochina are ended.
  • 1885: the Chilean Academy of Language is created in Chile.
  • 1888: in Olavarría (province of Buenos Aires), the first parish priest of the village, the Spaniard Pedro N. Castro Rodríguez, poisons and kills his wife Rufina Padín Chiclano and his daughter Petrona María Castro (10), who visited him. from the town of Azul.
  • 1888: 41 km east of Buenos Aires, in the middle of the Río de la Plata, the Río de la Plata earthquake occurs at 3:20 local time, with a magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter seismological scale, affecting up to more than 300 km around.
  • 1895: in Ecuador the Day of Liberalism is celebrated, as a recognition of the liberal revolution, which produced a profound political and educational reform in the country.
  • 1900: in South Africa, English soldiers take Pretoria during the Second Boer War
  • 1915: Denmark amends its constitution to allow female suffrage.
  • 1916: Arab rebellion against the Ottomans begins over Palestine to create a unified Arab state from Aleppo to Aden.
  • 1925: in Vienna the protocol is signed by which the use of bacteriological weapons and poisonous gases is prohibited.
  • 1942: in the framework of the Second World War: Battle of Midway.
  • 1944: In the framework of World War II, Rome is liberated by the Allies while more than 1,000 British bombers drop nearly 5,000 tons of bombs on German batteries in Normandy in preparation for D-Day.
  • 1945: After the German defeat in World War II, Berlin is ruled by the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union
  • 1947: George Marshall presents the Marshall Plan to aid European countries affected by World War II.
  • 1952: In area 2 of the Nevada nuclear test site, the United States detonates the 14-kiloton How (or “H”) atomic bomb from a tower. It is the eighth and last of Operation Tumbler-Snapper. No one was exposed to radiation.
  • 1957: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States detonates the 0.5 kiloton Lassen hydrogen bomb. It is the 91st bomb out of a total of 1,032 atomic bombs that detonated that country between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1959: the first government is sworn in in Singapore.
  • 1959: in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), terrorists shoot down the Cuban embassy in that city. A Dominican boy named Ovidio Méndez is shot dead.
  • 1963: In the United Kingdom, John Profumo (the defense minister) resigns amid a sex scandal.
  • 1963: in Tehran (Iran) Ayatollah Khomeini is arrested by the Iranian authorities; great riots occur in the city.
  • 1964: In Vatican City, Pope Paul VI allows Catholics to be cremated upon death.
  • 1967: the Six Day War begins between Israel and various Arab countries.
  • 1968: in Los Angeles (California), after a speech at the Ambassador Hotel, Senator and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan. He will die the next day and the murderer will be sentenced to death, although the sentence will later be commuted to life imprisonment.
  • 1972: in Stockholm, Sweden, the United Nations Conference on the Environment is inaugurated.
  • 1975: The Suez Canal is reopened, having been closed since the Six Day War.
  • 1976: in Idaho (United States) the Teton Dam collapses, killing 11 people.
  • 1977: in the Seychelles islands there is a coup against President James Michel.
  • 1981: In Los Angeles, California, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the first cases of AIDS in five gay men.
  • 1982: Spain becomes part of NATO.
  • 1984: the Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi orders an attack against the hundreds of civilians garrisoned in the Golden Temple, the largest sacred site of the Sikhs.
  • 1989: the “unknown rebel” detains a column of tanks for about half an hour during the Tiananmen Square Revolt.
  • 1990: The group New Kids on the block publishes the first single »Step by step» from the album that bears the name of this single, achieving three weeks at number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, certifying itself as platinum
  • 1991: the Chilean team Colo-Colo wins the Copa Libertadores de América for the first time, being the first and only team from Chile to win the trophy
  • 1992: the period of “democratic transition” ends in Mali.
  • 1992: in Peru, the Shining Path carries out a terrorist attack against the facilities of the television channel Frequency Latina (at that time Frequency 2).
  • 1993: Ramón J. Velásquez takes over as interim president of Venezuela until February 2, 1994.
  • 1993: Ramiro de León Carpio is elected as the new president of Guatemala, replacing Jorge Serrano Elías.
  • 1997: In Sweden, Christina Odenberg is appointed as the first bishop of the Church of Sweden.
  • 2002: the first official version of the Mozilla 1.0 web browser is released in the United States.
  • 2003: In India and Pakistan, the severe heat wave reaches its peak, with temperatures exceeding 50 ° C.
  • 2004: in France the first homosexual marriage is celebrated, carried out by the mayor Noël Mamère, despite the prohibition of the national government.
  • 2006: Serbia recognizes the separation of Montenegro and declares its independence from Serbia and Montenegro.
  • 2007: in Spain, the terrorist group ETA renounces the ceasefire.
  • 2009: in Hermosillo (Mexico), a fire in a nursery kills 49 children.
  • 2009: in Bagua (Peru), members of indigenous communities hold a demonstration against the Law of the Jungle in Peru, in which police officers open fire on them in an incident known as Baguazo, which left 33 dead and one missing.
  • 2011: in Peru, Ollanta Humala obtains the presidency of the country after beating Keiko Fujimori in the second round.
  • 2013: During the Syrian Civil War, the government manages to defeat the rebels in the city of Al-Qusayr.
  • 2016: in Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski obtains the presidency of the country after beating Keiko Fujimori in the second round.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

June 5 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1181: Boniface of Lausanne, Belgian religious and saint (d. 1260).
  • 1341: Edmund of Langley, English aristocrat (d. 1402).
  • 1412: Luis III Gonzaga, Italian aristocrat (d. 1478).
  • 1507: Ferdinand of Portugal, Portuguese aristocrat (d. 1534).
  • 1553: Bernardino Baldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1617).
  • 1599: Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter (d. 1660).
  • 1640: Pu Songling, Chinese writer (d. 1715).
  • 1646: Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian philosopher (d. 1684)
  • 1656: Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, French botanist (d. 1708).
  • 1718 – Thomas Chippendale, British designer and furniture maker (d. 1779).
  • 1723: Adam Smith, British economist and philosopher (d. 1790).
  • 1766: Gustav Ernst von Stackelberg, Russian aristocrat and diplomat (d. 1850).
  • 1785: Miguel Gómez Damas, Spanish military (d. 1864).
  • 1813: Prosper Sainton, French violinist (d. 1890).
  • 1814: Pierre Wantzel, French mathematician (d. 1848).
  • 1830: Carmine Crocco, Italian brigante [highwayman] (d. 1905).
  • 1862: Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish ophthalmologist, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1911 (d. 1930).
  • 1867: Miguel Abadía Méndez, Colombian writer and politician (d. 1947).
  • 1876: Tony Jackson, American pianist (d. 1922).
  • 1878: Pancho Villa (José Doroteo Arango Arámbula), Mexican revolutionary (d. 1923).
  • 1883 – John Maynard Keynes, British economist, welfare state theorist (d. 1946).
  • 1884: Ivy Compton-Burnett, British writer (d. 1969).
  • 1887: Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist (d. 1948).
  • 1893: Arturo Matte, Chilean politician and businessman (d. 1980).
  • 1898: Federico García Lorca, Spanish poet and playwright (d. 1936).
  • 1898: Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian shoe designer (d. 1960).
  • 1900: Dennis Gabor, Hungarian physicist and engineer, Nobel laureate in physics in 1971 (d. 1979).
  • 1905: Sancho Dávila Fernández, Spanish aristocrat and politician (d. 1972).
  • 1905: Ronnie Dyson, American actor and singer (d. 1990).
  • 1908: Pedro Arico Suárez, Argentine soccer player (d. 1979).
  • 1912: Walter Plunkett, American costume designer (d. 1982).
  • 1914: Beatrice de Cardi, British archaeologist (d. 2016)
  • 1917: José Aldunate, Chilean Jesuit (f. 2019)
  • 1917: Maurice Duverger, French political scientist (d. 2014).
  • 1919: Richard Scarry, American author and illustrator (d. 1994).
  • 1921: Chela Ruiz, Argentine actress (f. 1999).
  • 1923: Jesús Rafael Soto, Venezuelan plastic artist (d. 2005).
  • 1925: Connie Mulder, South African politician (d. 1988).
  • 1926: Luis Valls Taberner, Spanish banker (d. 2006).
  • 1928: Tony Richardson, British filmmaker (d. 1991).
  • 1931: Ellen Einan, Norwegian poet (d. 2013).
  • 1931: Jacques Demy, French filmmaker
  • 1932: Julio Sánchez Padilla, Uruguayan sports journalist.
  • 1933 – William Kahan, Canadian mathematician and computer scientist.
  • 1939: Joe Clark, Canadian politician and prime minister.
  • 1941: Martha Argerich, Argentine pianist.
  • 1942: Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Equatorial Guinean dictator.
  • 1943: Hermes Binner, Argentine doctor and politician. First socialist governor in Argentine history (f. 2020).
  • 1946: Stefania Sandrelli, Italian actress.
  • 1947: Alejandro Michelena, Uruguayan writer and journalist.
  • 1948: María Leal, Argentine actress.
  • 1949: José Luis Barreiro, Spanish political scientist, politician and professor.
  • 1949: Ken Follett, British writer.
  • 1949: Susan Lee Lindquist, American biologist.
  • 1950: José Pablo Ventura, Argentine revolutionary activist (d. 1977).
  • 1950: Ignacio Olábarri Gortázar, emeritus Spanish professor of contemporary history.
  • 1952: Nicko McBrain, British drummer, of the band Iron Maiden.
  • 1954: Alejandro De Michele, Argentine rock musician (d. 1983).
  • 1955: Osvaldo Artaza, Chilean doctor.
  • 1956: Kenny G, American saxophonist.
  • 1957: Nacho Canut, Spanish composer.
  • 1960: Andoni Cedrún, Spanish footballer.
  • 1961: Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (f. 1999).
  • 1961: Fernando Iwasaki, Peruvian writer.
  • 1962: Astrid of Belgium, princess pretender to the throne of her country.
  • 1962: Milton Cortez, Bolivian actor and singer.
  • 1962: Fedra López, Argentine actress and model
  • 1963: Jorge Van Rankin, Mexican actor and conductor.
  • 1967: Pablo Lunati, Argentine soccer referee.
  • 1968: Rachel Griffiths, Australian actress.
  • 1968: Ron Livingston, American actor.
  • 1968: Percy Olivares, Peruvian soccer player.
  • 1968: Gabriela Radice, Argentine journalist and radio and television host.
  • 1968: Marc Rieper, Danish footballer.
  • 1969: Marixa Balli, actress, singer and Argentine star.
  • 1969: Brian McKnight, American singer-songwriter.
  • 1970: Víctor García, Spanish singer, of the band Warcry.
  • 1970: Michele Monti, Italian judoka.
  • 1971: Mark Wahlberg, American model and actor.
  • 1973: Daniel Gildenlöw, Swedish musician, of the band Pain of Salvation.
  • 1973: Galilea Montijo, actress and Mexican television host.
  • 1975: Sandra Beltrán, Colombian actress and model.
  • 1976: Takayuki Suzuki, Japanese footballer.
  • 1977: Liza Weil, American actress.
  • 1978: Fernando Meira, Portuguese soccer player.
  • 1979: David Bisbal, Spanish singer.
  • 1979: Sebastián Saja, Argentine footballer.
  • 1979: Mariano Sorrentino, Argentine footballer.
  • 1979: Pete Wentz, American bassist, of the band Fall Out Boy.
  • 1980: Antonio García, Spanish motor racing driver.
  • 1981: Carlos Barredo, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1981: Sébastien Lefebvre, Canadian guitarist, of the band Simple Plan.
  • 1982: Achille Emana, Cameroonian footballer.
  • 1983: Juan Carlos Adrianza, Venezuelan comedian (d. 2011).
  • 1984: Robinson Chirinos, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1985: Sebastián Ariosa, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1985: Rubén de la Red, Spanish footballer.
  • 1986: Laura Casielles, Spanish poet.
  • 1987: David Lombán, Spanish footballer.
  • 1988: Matteo Scozzarella, Italian footballer.
  • 1990: Ona Carbonell, Spanish swimmer.
  • 1991: Martha Sabrina, Mexican actress.
  • 1991: Rowen Muscat, Maltese footballer.
  • 1991: Martin Braithwaite, Danish footballer.
  • 1995: Troye Sivan, Australian-South African singer-songwriter and actor.
  • 1998: Yuliya Lipnitskaya, Russian figure skater.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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June 5 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 754: Boniface (Wynfrid of Dunkirk), a Dutch Frisian religious, canonized by the Catholic Church (b. 680).
  • 1017: Sanjō, Japanese emperor (b.976).
  • 1296: Edmund of Lancaster, English aristocrat, son of Henry III (b. 1245).
  • 1316: Louis X the Obstinate, French King (b. 1289).
  • 1443: Fernando, the Holy Prince, Portuguese aristocrat, canonized by the Catholic Church (b.1402).
  • 1568: Lamoral Count of Egmont, Flemish general and statesman (b. 1522).
  • 1568: Felipe de Montmorency, Flemish aristocrat (b. 1524).
  • 1625: Orlando Gibbons, British composer (b. 1583).
  • 1816: Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (b. 1740).
  • 1826: Carl Maria von Weber, German composer and pianist (b. 1786).
  • 1833: José María del Castillo Rada, Colombian lawyer and politician (b. 1776).
  • 1854: Jenaro Pérez Villaamil, Spanish painter (b.1807).
  • 1886: Antonio Varas, Chilean politician and lawyer (b. 1817).
  • 1887: Hans von Marées, German painter (b.1837).
  • 1893: Julio Popper, engineer, explorer and genocidal Romanian Jew, Argentine citizen (b. 1857).
  • 1897: Félix Arcadio Montero Monge, Costa Rican politician (b. 1850).
  • 1900: Stephen Crane, American writer (b. 1871).
  • 1906: Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (b. 1842).
  • 1906: Manuel del Palacio, Spanish journalist and poet (b. 1831).
  • 1906: Eduard Piette, French historian and archaeologist (b. 1827).
  • 1910: O. Henry (William Sydney Porter), American writer (b. 1862).
  • 1915: Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, French sculptor (b. 1891).
  • 1916: Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Irish military and politician (b. 1850).
  • 1918: Eduardo Sívori, Argentine painter (b. 1847).
  • 1921: Georges Feydeau, French playwright (b.1862).
  • 1930: Jules Pascín (Julius Mordecai Pincas), Bulgarian painter (b. 1885).
  • 1944: Józef Beck, Polish politician (b. 1894).
  • 1944: Riccardo Zandonai, Italian composer (b. 1883).
  • 1953: Bill Tilden, American tennis player (b. 1893).
  • 1964: Lauge Koch, Danish geologist and explorer (b. 1892).
  • 1965: William of Sweden, Swedish aristocrat (b. 1884).
  • 1975: Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (b.1916).
  • 1975: Gabriel Aresti, Basque poet and writer, promoter of poetry in the Basque language (b. 1933).
  • 1977: Luis César Amadori, Argentine filmmaker (b.1902).
  • 1977: Martí Ventolrà, Spanish footballer (b.1906).
  • 1977: Sleepy John Estes, American blues singer and guitarist (b.1904).
  • 1980: Giorgio Améndola, Italian writer and politician (b. 1907).
  • 1983 – Kurt Tank, German test pilot and aeronautical engineer (b.1898).
  • 1990: Vasili Kuznetsov, politician and Soviet president (b.1901).
  • 1993: Conway Twitty (Harold Lloyd Jenkins), American musician (b. 1933).
  • 1994: Mario Recordón, Chilean athlete and architect (b. 1922).
  • 1997: Olga Kirsch, South African writer (b.1924).
  • 1998: Jeanette Nolan, American actress (b.1911).
  • 2001: Pedro Laín Entralgo, Spanish physician, writer, academic and humanist (b.1908).
  • 2002: Carmelo Bernaola, Spanish composer (b.1929).
  • 2002: Carlos Berlanga (41), Spanish composer, pop singer and graphic artist, of the band Alaska y Dinarama (b. 1959).
  • 2002: Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist, of the band Ramones (b.1951).
  • 2004: Fernando Manzaneque, Spanish cyclist (b. 1934).
  • 2004: Ronald Reagan, actor and American president (b.1911).
  • 2005: Adolfo Aguilar Zínser, Mexican politician (b.1949).
  • 2006: Frederick Franck, American artist of Dutch origin (b.1909).
  • 2006: Domingo Santa María Santa Cruz, Chilean engineer (b.1920).
  • 2008: Eugenio Montejo, Venezuelan poet and essayist (b.1938).
  • 2012: Ray Bradbury, American science fiction writer (b. 1920).
  • 2014: Reiulf Steen, Norwegian politician (b.1933).
  • 2014: Elio Carmichael (79), Mexican plastic artist (b.1935).
  • 2021: T. B. Joshua, Nigerian telepreacher and writer (b.1963).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

June 5 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • United Nations
    • International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
    • World Environment Day.
  • Denmark
    • Day of the constitution.
  • Seychelles
    • Liberation Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

June 5 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Boniface, bishop and martyr.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

June 5 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

♊ Gemini:

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