is the 156th day of the year (157th in June 5 leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 209 days remaining until the end of the year.
70 - Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem.
1257 - Kraków, Poland received city rights.
1305 - Pope Clement V is elected.
1798 - Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
1817 - First Great Lakes steamer, the , is launched.
Frontenac 1829 - HMS captures the armed slave ship Pickle off the coast of Voladora Cuba.
1832 - Parisian student uprisings of 1832 begin.
1837 - Houston 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, or, Uncle Tom's Cabin 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, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.
1888 - Rio de la Plata Earthquake 1888: Uruguay 3.20 UTC-3, 5,5 Richter Scale, 34º36'00S, 57º53'59'W.
1900 - Second Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria.
1900 - The German Cruise liner, Deutschland III sets a new speed record.
1907 - BAPS Swaminarayan religion established.
1915 - Denmark amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage.
1916 - Stein's Dixie Jazz Band plays its first gig under its new name, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band.
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 5000 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, 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 , scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
The Milton Berle Show 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 were 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 by Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy dies the next day.
1969 - 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 UK holds its first and only UK-wide referendum, on remaining in the 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 homosexual men in Los Angeles 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.
1986 - A 52-year old man in Auburn, United States, dies after taking an Excedrin capsule laced with cyanide; this is the first of two Excedrin deaths.
1989 - The Inuvialuit Final Agreement is signed in Canada to give the Inuit of western Canada the first comprehensive land claim agreement north of the 60th parallel.
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 - Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.
1998 - A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, 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 - Severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C in the region.
2006 - Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro
1341 - Edmund of Langley, son of Edward III of England (d. 1402)
1493 - Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (d. 1555)
1523 - Margaret of France (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 (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, 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 - Daniel Pinkham, American composer, organist, and harpsichordist (d. 2006)
1923 - Jorge Daponte, Argentine racing driver (d. 1963)
1925 - Art Donovan, American football star
1928 - Tony Richardson, British actor (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
1938 - Karin Balzer, German hurdler
1939 - Joe Clark, sixteenth Prime Minister of Canada
1939 - Margaret Drabble, English novelist
1941 - Martha Argerich, Argentine pianist
1941 - Spalding Gray, American actor and writer (d. 2004)
1941 - Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots
1941 - Erasmo Carlos, Brazilian singer and songwriter
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, British engineer
1946 - Freddie Stone, American guitarist ( Sly & the Family Stone)
1946 - John Bach, Welsh actor
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
1951 - Suze Orman, American financial advisor, writer, and television personality.
1952 - Daniel Katzen, Symphony musician
1952 - Carole Fredericks, American singer (d. 2001)
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 - Dominic Kirwan, Irish singer
1961 - Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (d. 2006)
1961 - Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (d. 1999)
1962 - Princess Astrid of Belgium
1962 - Jeff Garlin, American comedian
1963 - Joe Rudán, Hungarian heavy metal singer
1964 - Karl Sanders, vocalist/guitar virtuoso and founding member of the Egyptian-themed technical death metal band Nile.
1965 - Sandrine Piau, French soprano
1967 - Joe DeLoach, American athlete
1967 - Ray Lankford, 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 - Pavel Kotla, Polish conductor
1972 - Chuck Klosterman, American journalist
1972 - Mike Bucci, American professional wrestler
1973 - Daniel Gildenlöw, Swedish musician and songwriter
1973 - Lamon Brewster, American boxer
1974 - Chad Allen, American actor
1974 - Russ Ortiz, American baseball player
1975 - Žydrūnas Ilgauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
1977 - Liza Weil, American actress
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 - Sutee Suksomkit, Thai football player
1981 - Sebastien Lefebvre, Canadian musician ( Simple Plan)
1981 - Jade Goody, British television personality
2005 - Irene Urdangarin, granddaughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain
535 - Epiphanius of Constantinople, patriarch of Constantinople
1017 - Emperor Sanjo of Japan (b. 976)
1118 - Robert de Beaumont
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, 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 trail of the assassination 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, 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)
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65 Familypedia people were born on June 5
83 Familypedia people died on June 5
65 Familypedia people were first married on June 5