What happened on June 6? There are more than 290 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About June 6

June 6 In HistoryJune 6 is the 158th day of the year 2020. There are 208 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday. This day falls under the 23rd week of the year 2020.

On this day in El Paso, Texas 88586 sunrise occured at 05:59 AM and sunset occured at 08:08 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Gemini. The modern birthstone for this month is Pearl while the mystical birthstone is Moonstone.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 251 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For 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.
  • 1523
    Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union.
  • 1644
    The Qing Dynasty Manchu forces led by the Shunzhi Emperor capture Beijing during the collapse of the Ming Dynasty. The Manchus would rule China until 1912 when the Republic of China is established.
  • 1654
    Charles X succeeds his abdicated cousin Queen Christina to the Swedish throne.
  • 1674
    Shivaji, founder of the Maratha empire is crowned.
  • 1683
    The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world’s first university museum.
  • 1752
    A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes.
  • 1808
    Napoleon’s brother, Joseph Bonaparte is crowned King of Spain.
  • 1809
    Sweden promulgates a new Constitution, which restores political power to the Riksdag of the Estates after 20 years of Enlightened absolutism.
  • 1813
    War of 1812: Battle of Stoney Creek – A British force of 700 under John Vincent defeats an American force two times its size under William Winder and John Chandler.
  • 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.
  • 1857
    Sophia of Nassau marries the future King Oscar II of Sweden-Norway.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1909
    French troops capture Abéché (in modern-day Chad) and install a puppet sultan in the Ouaddai Empire.
  • 1912
    The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
  • 1918
    World War I: Battle of Belleau Wood – The U.S. Marine Corps suffers its worst single day’s casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Chateau-Thierry.
  • 1919
    The Republic of Prekmurje ends.
  • 1921
    The Southwark Bridge in London, is opened for traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    The first drive-in theater opens, in Camden, New Jersey, United States.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    Judge Joseph Force Crater, known as the “Missingest Man in New York”, is declared legally dead.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    The National Basketball Association is created, with eleven original teams.
  • 1964
    Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume.
  • 1971
    A midair collision between a Hughes Airwest Douglas DC-9 jetliner and a United States Marine Corps McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II jet fighter near Duarte, California claims 50 lives.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    Mongolia holds its first direct presidential elections.
  • 2002
    Eastern Mediterranean Event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 meters diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The resulting explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    The United States Supreme Court upholds a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana, in Gonzales v. Raich.

Who Were Born On June 6?

  • 1236
    Wen Tianxiang, Chinese statesman (d. 1283)
  • 1296
    Władysław of Legnica, Duke of Legnica (d. 1352)
  • 1436
    Regiomontanus, German mathematician (d. 1476)
  • 1502
    King John III of Portugal (d. 1557)
  • 1519
    Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher and botanist (d. 1603)
  • 1542
    Richard Grenville, English soldier and explorer (d. 1591)
  • 1576
    Giovanni Diodati, Swiss Protestant clergyman (d. 1649)
  • 1580
    Godefroy Wendelin, Flemish astronomer (d. 1667)
  • 1599
    Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter (d. 1660)
  • 1606
    Pierre Corneille, French dramatist (d. 1684)
  • 1622
    Claude-Jean Allouez, French missionary and explorer (d. 1689)
  • 1699
    Johann Georg Estor, German jurist (d. 1773)
  • 1714
    King Joseph I of Portugal (d. 1777)
  • 1755
    Nathan Hale, American writer and patriot (d. 1776)
  • 1756
    John Trumbull, American painter (d. 1843)
  • 1772
    Maria Teresa of the Two Sicilies, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1807)
  • 1799
    Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet (d. 1837)
  • 1807
    Thieu Tri, the third emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty of Vietnam (d. 1847)
  • 1810
    Friedrich Wilhelm Schneidewin, German classical scholar (d. 1856)
  • 1829
    Honinbo Shusaku, Japanese Go player (d. 1862)
  • 1841
    Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (d. 1910)
  • 1844
    Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (d. 1905)
  • 1850
    Karl Ferdinand Braun, German physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1918)
  • 1857
    Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician (d. 1918)
  • 1862
    Henry John Newbolt, English author (d. 1938)
  • 1867
    David T. Abercrombie, American entrepreneur (d. 1931)
  • 1868
    Sir Robert Falcon Scott, English explorer (d. 1912)
  • 1872
    Tsarina Alexandra of Russia (d. 1918)
  • 1875
    Thomas Mann, German writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1878
    Vincent de Moro-Giafferi, French criminal attorney (d. 1956)
  • 1890
    Ted Lewis, American bandleader (d. 1971)
  • 1891
    Maasti Venkatesh Iyengar, Karnatakaian poet and playwright (d. 1986)
  • 1892
    Donald F. Duncan Sr., American entrepreneur (d. 1971)
  • 1896
    Henry Allingham, English first world war veteran, and supercentenarian (d. 2009)
  • 1896
    Italo Balbo, Italian fascist leader (d. 1940)
  • 1898
    Ninette de Valois, Irish dancer (d. 2001)
  • 1898
    Walter Abel, American actor (d. 1987)
  • 1900
    Manfred Sakel, Polish psychiatrist (d. 1957)
  • 1901
    Sukarno, First President of Indonesia (d. 1970)
  • 1902
    Jimmie Lunceford, American bandleader (d. 1947)
  • 1903
    Aram Khachaturian, Armenian composer (d. 1978)
  • 1906
    Max August Zorn, German-born mathematician (d. 1993)
  • 1907
    Bill Dickey, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1913
    Carlo L. Golino, American scholar (d. 1991)
  • 1914
    H. Adams Carter, American mountaineer (d. 1995)
  • 1915
    Vincent Persichetti, American composer (d. 1987)
  • 1916
    Hamani Diori, former President of Niger (d. 1989)
  • 1917
    Kirk Kerkorian, American businessman
  • 1918
    Edwin G. Krebs, American biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2009)
  • 1919
    Peter Carrington, British politician
  • 1923
    V. C. Andrews, American author (d. 1986)
  • 1926
    Klaus Tennstedt, German conductor (d. 1998)
  • 1926
    Torsten Andersson, Swedish painter (d. 2009)
  • 1929
    Sunil Dutt, Indian actor and politician (d. 2005)
  • 1932
    Billie Whitelaw, English actress
  • 1932
    David Scott, American astronaut
  • 1933
    Eli Broad, American entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • 1933
    Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1934
    King Albert II of Belgium
  • 1934
    Roy Innis, American civil rights activist
  • 1936
    A. Venkatesh Naik, Indian politician
  • 1936
    Levi Stubbs, American musician (The Four Tops) (d. 2008)
  • 1938
    Prince Luís of Orléans-Braganza, pretender to the Brazilian throne
  • 1939
    Ed Giacomin, Canadian hockey player
  • 1939
    Gary U.S. Bonds, American musician
  • 1939
    Lawrence Stephen, Nauruan politician (d. 2006)
  • 1939
    Louis Andriessen, Dutch composer
  • 1939
    Marian Wright Edelman, American activist
  • 1940
    Larry Lujack, American disc jockey
  • 1940
    Willie John McBride, Irish Rugby player
  • 1941
    Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist
  • 1943
    José de Jesús Gudiño Pelayo, Mexican jurist
  • 1943
    Ken Hatfield, American football coach
  • 1943
    Richard Smalley, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2005)
  • 1944
    David Penhaligon, British politician (d. 1986)
  • 1944
    Edgar Froese, German artist and electronic music pioneer (Tangerine Dream)
  • 1944
    Monty Alexander, Jamaican pianist
  • 1944
    Phillip Allen Sharp, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1944
    Tommie Smith, American track and field athlete
  • 1945
    Arthur Shawcross, American serial killer (d. 2008)
  • 1945
    David Dukes, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1945
    David E. Bonior, American politician
  • 1947
    Ada Kok, Dutch swimmer
  • 1947
    David Blunkett, English politician
  • 1947
    Robert Englund, American actor
  • 1948
    Richard Sinclair, English musician (Caravan)
  • 1948
    Tony Levin, American bassist (King Crimson)
  • 1949
    Holly Near, American folk singer
  • 1949
    Ioannis Matzourakis, Greek association football manager and former player
  • 1950
    Chantal Akerman, Belgian film director
  • 1951
    Dwight Twilley, American pop/rock singer
  • 1951
    Marietta Giannakou, Greek politician
  • 1951
    Noritake Takahara, Japanese racing driver
  • 1952
    Harvey Fierstein, American actor
  • 1952
    Jean Hamel, Canadian hockey player
  • 1952
    Yukihiro Takahashi, Japanese musician and singer (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
  • 1953
    Dimitris Avramopoulos, Greek politician
  • 1953
    June Yamagishi, Japanese guitarist
  • 1954
    Cynthia Rylant, American author
  • 1954
    Władysław Żmuda, Polish footballer
  • 1955
    Sandra Bernhard, American actress and comedian
  • 1956
    Björn Borg, Swedish tennis player
  • 1956
    Bubbi Morthens, Icelandic singer and songwriter
  • 1957
    Christian Rach, German chef
  • 1957
    Fred Arbinger, German footballer
  • 1957
    Mike Gatting, English cricketer
  • 1958
    Danny Webb, English actor
  • 1959
    Amanda Pays, English actress
  • 1959
    Colin Quinn, American comedian
  • 1959
    David Schultz, American wrestler (d. 1996)
  • 1959
    Georgios Voulgarakis, Greek politician
  • 1959
    Jimmy Jam, American record producer
  • 1959
    Josie Lawrence, British comedienne and actress
  • 1960
    Jozef Pribilinec, Slovak athlete
  • 1960
    Lola Forner, Spanish actress
  • 1960
    Steve Vai, American musician
  • 1961
    Bill Bates, American football player
  • 1961
    Nir Brand, Israeli composer
  • 1961
    Tom Araya, Chilean musician (Slayer)
  • 1963
    Eric Cantor, American politician
  • 1963
    Jason Isaacs, English actor
  • 1963
    Wolfgang Drechsler, German social scientist
  • 1964
    Jay Bentley, American bassist (Bad Religion)
  • 1965
    Cam Neely, Canadian hockey player
  • 1966
    Sean Yseult, American musician (White Zombie)
  • 1966
    Tony Yeboah, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1967
    Max Casella, American actor
  • 1967
    Paul Giamatti, American actor
  • 1968
    Alan Licht, American guitarist, composer and journalist
  • 1968
    François Avard, Canadian writer and scenarist
  • 1969
    Erik Prince, American businessman
  • 1970
    Albert Ferrer, Spanish footballer
  • 1970
    Anthony Norris, American wrestler
  • 1970
    Eugeni Berzin, Russian cyclist
  • 1970
    James Shaffer, American rock musician (Korn)
  • 1970
    Sarah Dessen, American author
  • 1972
    Cristina Scabbia, Italian singer (Lacuna Coil)
  • 1972
    Natalie Morales, American television journalist
  • 1973
    Kat Swift, American politician
  • 1974
    Danny Strong, American actor
  • 1974
    Sonya Walger, British actress
  • 1974
    Uncle Kracker, American musician
  • 1975
    Cheer Chen, Taiwanese singer and musician
  • 1975
    Niklas Sundström, Swedish hockey player
  • 1975
    Nina Kaczorowski, American actress
  • 1975
    Staci Keanan, American actress
  • 1976
    Emilie-Claire Barlow, Canadian singer
  • 1976
    Geoff Rowley, British skateboarder
  • 1976
    Z-Ro, American rapper
  • 1976
    aKido, Canadian musician
  • 1977
    Bryn Williams, Welsh chef
  • 1977
    David Connolly, Irish footballer
  • 1978
    Andrew Reynolds, American professional skater
  • 1978
    Carl Barât, English musician
  • 1978
    Joy Enriquez, American singer
  • 1978
    Judith Barsi, American actress (d. 1988)
  • 1978
    Mariana Popova, Bulgarian singer
  • 1980
    Matt Belisle, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Johnny Pacar, American film actor
  • 1981
    Philip McGinley, English actor
  • 1983
    Gemma Bissix, British actress
  • 1983
    Gianna Michaels, American porn actress
  • 1983
    Joe Rokocoko, Fijian rugby player
  • 1984
    Jason Trusnik, American football player
  • 1984
    Noor Sabri, Iraqi footballer
  • 1984
    Shannon Stewart, American model
  • 1985
    Chris Henry, American football player
  • 1985
    Drew Galloway, Scottish wrestler
  • 1985
    Sebastian Larsson, Swedish footballer
  • 1986
    Bhavana Balachandran, Indian actress
  • 1986
    Justin Allgaier, American racing driver
  • 1986
    Kim Hyun Joong, Korean singer (SS501)
  • 1987
    Daniel Logan, New Zealand actor
  • 1987
    Kyle Falconer, Scottish musician
  • 1987
    Rubin Okotie, Austrian footballer
  • 1988
    Israel Dagg, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1989
    Paula Brancati, Canadian actress
  • 1990
    Vid Belec, Slovenian footballer
  • 1991
    Dong Woon, Korean singer (B2ST)
  • 1992
    Hyuna, Korean singer (4minute)

Who Died On June 6?

  • 1134
    Norbert of Xanten priest, saint and founder of the Premonstratensian Canons Regular (b. 1060)
  • 1393
    Emperor Go-En'yu of Japan (b. 1359)
  • 1480
    Vecchietta, Italian artist and architect (b. 1412)
  • 1548
    João de Castro, Portuguese noble and explorer (b. 1500)
  • 1563
    Ikeda Nagamasa, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1519)
  • 1583
    Nakagawa Kiyohide, Japanese warlord (b. 1556)
  • 1730
    Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France (b. 1646)
  • 1740
    Alexander Spotswood, British Crown Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (b. 1676)
  • 1784
    Joan van der Capellen tot den Pol, Dutch politician (b. 1741)
  • 1799
    Patrick Henry, American revolutionary (b. 1736)
  • 1813
    Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect (b. 1739)
  • 1832
    Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher (b. 1748)
  • 1840
    Marcellin Champagnat, French priest, saint, co-founder of the Marist Fathers and founder of the Marist Brothers (b. 1789)
  • 1843
    Friedrich Hölderlin, German poet and dramatist (b. 1770)
  • 1861
    Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1810)
  • 1865
    William Quantrill, American confederate raider (b. 1837)
  • 1878
    Robert Stirling, Scottish inventor (b. 1790)
  • 1881
    Henri Vieuxtemps, Belgian composer (b. 1820)
  • 1891
    John A. Macdonald, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1815)
  • 1916
    Yuan Shikai, Chinese military officer and politician (b. 1859)
  • 1922
    Lillian Russell, American actress (b. 1860)
  • 1934
    Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and writer (b. 1864)
  • 1935
    Julian Byng, British Field Marshal and 12th Governor-General of Canada (b. 1862)
  • 1941
    Louis Chevrolet, American automotive pioneer (b. 1878)
  • 1943
    Pandelis Pouliopoulos, secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (b. 1900)
  • 1946
    Gerhart Hauptmann, German dramatist, Nobel laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1947
    James Agate, British diarist and critic (b. 1877)
  • 1948
    Louis Lumière, French movie pioneer (b. 1864)
  • 1951
    Olive Tell, American actress (b. 1894)
  • 1954
    Fritz Kasparek, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1910)
  • 1955
    Max Meldrum, Scottish-born painter (b. 1875)
  • 1961
    Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1875)
  • 1961
    Ioannis Theotokis, Greek politician, 146th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1880)
  • 1962
    Yves Klein, French artist (b. 1928)
  • 1968
    Randolph Churchill, son of Winston Churchill (b. 1911)
  • 1968
    Robert F. Kennedy, 64th United States Attorney General and politician (b. 1925)
  • 1975
    Larry Blyden, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 1976
    J. Paul Getty, American industrialist (b. 1892)
  • 1976
    Victor Varconi, Hungarian actor (b. 1891)
  • 1979
    Jack Haley, American actor (b. 1898)
  • 1981
    Carleton S. Coon, American anthropologist (b. 1904)
  • 1982
    Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (b. 1905)
  • 1984
    A. Bertram Chandler, Australian author (b. 1912)
  • 1991
    Stan Getz, American musician (b. 1927)
  • 1992
    Larry Riley, American actor (b. 1952)
  • 1994
    Barry Sullivan, American actor (b. 1912)
  • 1994
    Mark McManus, Scottish actor (b. 1935)
  • 1995
    Savely Kramarov, Soviet and American actor (b. 1934)
  • 1996
    George Davis Snell, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
  • 1999
    Anne Haddy, Australian actress (b. 1930)
  • 2000
    Frédéric Dard, French writer (b. 1921)
  • 2002
    Robbin Crosby, American guitarist (Ratt) (b. 1959)
  • 2003
    Dave Rowberry, British musician (The Animals) (b. 1940)
  • 2003
    Ken Grimwood, American writer (b. 1944)
  • 2005
    Anne Bancroft, American actress (b. 1931)
  • 2005
    Dana Elcar, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 2006
    Arnold Newman, American photographer (b. 1918)
  • 2006
    Billy Preston, American musician (b. 1946)
  • 2006
    Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican jazz pianist (b. 1952)
  • 2009
    Jean Dausset, French immunologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
  • 2009
    Jim Owens, American college football head coach (b. 1927)
  • 2009
    Mary Howard de Liagre, American actress (b. 1913)
  • 2010
    Marvin Isley, American musician The Isley Brothers (b. 1953)

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