5 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Socrates (trad), 470 BC
  • Thomas Chippendale (baptism), 1718
  • Adam Smith (baptism), 1723
  • Pancho Villa, 1878
  • Igor Stravinsky, 1882
  • John Maynard Keynes, 1883
  • Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, 1897
  • William Boyd, 1898
  • Federico Garcia Lorca, 1898
  • Richard Scarry, 1919
  • Cornelius Ryan, 1920
  • Tony Richardson, 1928
  • Jacques Demy, 1931
  • Christy Brown, 1932
  • Bill Moyers, 1934
  • Margaret Drabble, 1939
  • Nigel Rees, 1944
  • David Hare, 1947
  • Ken Follett, 1949
  • Kenny G, 1956
  • Mark Wahlberg, 1971

Died On This Day:

  • Louis X France, 1316
  • Stephen Crane, 1900
  • O. Henry, 1910
  • Lord Kitchener, 1916
  • Georges Feydeau, 1921
  • Bill Tilden, 1953
  • Sylvia Porter, 1991
  • Conway Twitty, 1993
  • Alfred Kazin, 1998
  • Mel Torme, 1999
  • Ronald Reagan, 2004
  • Ray Bradbury, 2012

Today's Events:

  • 1783 - The hot-air balloon invented by Montgolfier brothers in first unmanned test flight over Paris.
  • 1806 - Louis Bonaparte becomes King of newly formed kingdom of Holland.
  • 1827 - Turks capture the Acropolis and enter Athens.
  • 1857 - Siege of Cawnpore, key episode in Indian Rebellion of 1857, begins with Indian prince Nana Sahib attacking British troops.
  • 1873 - Sultan of Zanzibar bans slave markets and slave exports.
  • 1876 - The banana introduced to America at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.
  • 1877 - New York state passes Oleomargarine tax. (2¢ Margarine tax of 1886 made it a federal issue.)
  • 1944 - King Victor Emmanuel III abdicates rule of Italy in favor of son Prince Humbert.
  • 1944 - Allies liberate Rome; 250,000 people crowd St. Peter's for Pope Pius XII thanks-giving. WWII.
  • 1947 - Marshall Plan announced; U.S. to aid economic recovery of Europe to prevent Communist influence.
  • 1967 - Outbreak of six day war by Israel against Egypt, Syria and Jordan.
  • 1968 - Robert F. Kennedy, campaigning for President, shot by Sirhan Sirhan in L.A. hotel at 12:15am.
  • 1975 - Suez Canal re-opened after eight years.
  • 1977 - Coup d'état in Seychelles; President Sir James Mancham deposed while overseas by Prime Minister Albert René.
  • 1977 - Applie computer puts the first personal computer on sale - Apple II.
  • 1981 - Immunologist Michael Gottlieb prints description of rare pneumonia in 5 homosexuals in newsletter - first mention of disease that would be AIDS.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Boniface of Crediton

Holiday:

  • Constitution day Denmark (1849)
  • World Environment Day

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
  • ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
  • CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
  • HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
  • AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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