June 05: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On June 5, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. In the Gregorian calendar, June 5th is the 156th day of the year. On this day, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is fatally shot, Ayatollah Khomeini is jailed after an Iranian state of siege is declared, and the AIDS Epidemic officially begins when the US Centers for Disease Control says five homosexual males in Los Angeles have contracted pneumonia.

Gemini is the zodiac sign for June 5. Mark Wahlberg, Kenny G, Rick Riordan, Suze Orman, Mike Zimmer, and Pancho Villa all had famous birthdays. Today is World Environment Day and National Moonshine Day.


(June 05, 1849)

The signing of a new constitution transforms Denmark into a constitutional monarchy.

(June 05, 1916)

Louis Brandeis is sworn in as the first American Jew to serve as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

(June 05, 1956)

On The Milton Berle Show, Elvis Presley debuts his new single, "Hound Dog," shocking the audience with his suggestive hip movements.

(June 05, 1967)
In response to escalating tensions with Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, Israel launched a preemptive air strike and soundly beat those Arab states, capturing the Old City of Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip before a cease-fire was reached.

(June 05, 2012)
Ray Bradbury, the author of the dystopian classic Fahrenheit 451, passed away at the age of 91.

(Died on June 05, 2018)
Kate Spade, American fashion designer (b. 1962).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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