Events on Jun 5

  • 0070Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem
  • 0754Friezen murders Bishop Boniface and over 50 companions
  • 1288Battle of Woeringen: Reinald I vs. Jan I
  • 1507England and Netherlands sign trade agreement
  • 1632Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Roermond
  • 1661Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 1716England and Emperor Karel VI signs military treaty
  • 1752Prince Willem van Orange becomes Knight of Garter
  • 1783Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier make 1st public balloon flight
  • 1794Congress prohibits citizens from serving in foreign armed forces
  • 18051st recorded tornado in "Tornado Alley" (Southern Illinois)
  • 18061st trotter to break 3 minute mile (Yankee)
  • 1806Batavian Republic becomes Kingdom of Holland
  • 1827Turks capture Acropolis and takes Athens during Greek War of Independ
  • 1833Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage
  • 1846Telegraph line opens between Philadelphia and Baltimore
  • 1848Statue of Prince Willem the Silent unveiled
  • 1849Danish National Day-Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy
  • 1857Walter Woodbury and James Page open photo studio in Batavia (Djakarta)
  • 1861Federal marshals seize arms and gunpower at Du Pont works Delaware
  • 1863CSS "Alabama" captures "Tailsman" in Mid Atlantic
  • 1864Battle of Piedmont, VA (Augusta City)
  • 1870Constantinople in fire; 900 die
  • 1872Republican National Convention meets (Philadelphia)
  • 1873Sultan Bargash closes slave market of Zanzibar
  • 1875Pacific Stock Exchange formally opens
  • 1876Bananas become popular in US, at Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia
  • 187913th Belmont: George Evans aboard Spendthrift wins in 2:42.75
  • 1882Storm and floods hits Bombay; about 100,000 die
  • 1884William Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination saying "I will not accept if nominated & will not serve if elected"

Born on Jun 5

  • 1664Mustafa II: Sultan of Turkey (1695-1703)
  • 1665Nicolas Bernier: Composer
  • 1686Cristoph Raupach: Composer
  • 1695Johann Conrad Schlaun: German barok architect
  • 1718Thomas Chippendale: England, United Kingdom -- Furniture maker
  • 1723Adam Smith: Kirkcaldy, Scotland -- Economist (Wealth of Nations)
  • 1736Corneille F de Nelis: Flemish Scholar / Bishop of Antwerp
  • 1759Theodor Zwetler: Composer
  • 1760Johan Gadolin: Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium)
  • 1771Ernst August: Duke of Cumberland / King of Hanover (1837-51)
  • 1771Willem F: Count of Bylandt, Dutch military officer
  • 1813Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton: Composer
  • 1819John Couch Adams: English astronomer (co-discover Neptune)
  • 1823George Thorndike Angell: Massachusetts, United States -- Lawyer (ASPCA)
  • 1825Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry: Georgia, United States -- Educator (Rep-Ala, 1857-61)
  • 1826Ivar Christian Hallstrom: Composer
  • 1827Beverly Holcombe Robertson: Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1831Marcus Joseph Wright: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1922
  • 1862Allvar Gullstrand: Swedish Physician (Nobel 1911)
  • 1863Arthur Somervell: Composer
  • 1874Jack Chesbro: Baseball pitcher (New York Yankees - won 41 in 1904)
  • 1877Johan W Albarda: 1st Dutch socialist Minister (1939-45)
  • 1878[Francisco] Pancho Villa: Mexico -- Revolutionary / guerrilla leader
  • 1878Franklyn Farnum: Actor (Cowboy & Bandit, Scarlet Car, Frontier Days)
  • 1879Adolf Wiklund: Composer
  • 1883John Maynard Keynes: Cambridge, England -- Economist / math / journalist
  • 1884Ivy Compton-Burnett: Novelist
  • 1885Georges Mandel [Louis Rothschild]: French Foreign Minister (-1940)
  • 1888Raden Mas Nato Suroto: Indonesia -- Poet (Melatiknoppen)
  • 1892Alexander Loudon: Diplomat (Washington)

Died on Jun 5

  • 0754Eoda: English speaking Bishop of Utrecht, murdered
  • 1288Hendrik VI: Earl of Luxembourg / Laroche (1281-88), dies in battle
  • 1443Ferdinand: Portuguese Saint / slave to Fez
  • 1568Lamoraal: Earl of Egmont / prince of Gavere, beheaded
  • 1568Philips van Montmorency Count of Horne: Admiral / statesman, beheaded
  • 1568Willem Key: Painter, dies at about 47
  • 1625Orlando Gibbons: English Organist / Composer (Silver Swan), dies at 41
  • 1667Pietro Sforza: Italian Theologist (Assertiones Theologicae)
  • 1722Johann Kuhnau: Composer, dies at 62
  • 1785Gottfried August Homilius: Composer, dies at 71
  • 1816Giovanni Paisiello: Italian Composer (Serva Padrona), dies at 76
  • 1826Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber: Composer (Oberon), dies at 39
  • 1852Tomasz Napoleon Nidecki: Composer, dies at 45
  • 1861John Garland: US Union Colonel / Brigadier General, dies in battle
  • 1861Tomas Genoves y Lapetra: Composer, dies at 55
  • 1864William Edmonson "Grumble" Jones: Confederate Brigadier General, dies in battle at 39
  • 1868Anselm Huttenbrenner: Composer, dies at 73
  • 1880Jacobus J Cremer: Painter / Author (Betuwsche Novellen), dies at 52
  • 1885Julius Benedict: Composer (Protoghesi), dies at 80
  • 1894Immanuel Faisst: Composer, dies at 70
  • 1900Stephen Crane: Author (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 28
  • 1908Luca Fumagalli: Composer, dies at 71
  • 1915Brzeska: Sculptor
  • 1916Horatio H Kitchener: British General (Sudan), drowns at 65
  • 1921Georges Feydeau: French playwright (Chat and Poche), dies at 58
  • 1923George H Breitner: Impressionist painter, dies at 65
  • 1927Paul Lacombe: Composer, dies at 89
  • 1930Jules Pascin [Julius Pincas]: Bulgarian / US Painter / cartoonist
  • 1939Elijah Beardsworth: World quick shaving champion
  • 1939Frank Van de Goes: Writer / marxist theorist

Historical events on June 6

  • 1002German King Henry II the Saint crowned
  • 124224 wagonloads of Talmudic books burned in Paris
  • 1391Inhabitants of Seville Spain massacres 5,000 Jews
  • 1513Battle at Novara: Habsburgers vs. Valois
  • 1520France and England sign treaty of Scotland
  • 1523Gustavus I becomes King of Sweden (Swedish National Day)
  • 1639Massachusetts grants 500 acres of land to erect a gunpowder mill
  • 1654Queen Christina of Sweden resigns and converts to Catholicism
  • 1660Denmark and Sweden signs peace treaty
  • 1664New Amsterdam renamed New York City
  • 1665Battle at Monte Carlo: English and Portuguese army beat Spain
  • 1673France and Brandenburg sign peace treaty
  • 17161st slaves arrive in Louisiana
  • 1744France and Prussia sign peace treaty
  • 17523rd great fire in Moscow in 2 weeks; 1 / 3 of city destroyed
  • 1772Haitian explorer Jean Baptiste-Pointe Dusable settles Chicago
  • 1795Fire destroy 1 / 3 of Copenhagen; 18,000 injured
  • 1797Napoleon forms Ligurische Republic
  • 1801Peace of Badajoz: Spain-Portugal
  • 1809Sweden declares independence, constitutional monarchy established
  • 1813US invasion of Canada halted at Stoney Creek (Ont)
  • 18312nd national black convention (Philadelphia)
  • 1850Levi Strauss made his 1st blue jeans
  • 1862Battle of Memphis-city is surrendered
  • 1862Skirmish at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1864Battle of Lake Chicot, AR (Dutch Bayou)
  • 1872Susan B Anthony is fined for trying to vote
  • 1875Netherlands goes on the gold standard
  • 1882Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay India) drowns 100,000
  • 1882Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, New York City

Born on June 6

  • 1606Pierre Corneille: France -- Dramatist (El Cid, Horace)
  • 1625Domenico Guidi: Italian sculptor
  • 1661Giacomo Antonio Perti: Composer
  • 1671Stenka / Stepan Razin: Russian cossack / boer leader
  • 1676Georg Reidel: Composer
  • 1695Adriaen Valckenier: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1737-41), killed 8,000 Chinese
  • 1722Adrien Trudo Sale: Composer
  • 1735Anton Schweitzer: Composer
  • 1755John Flaxman: English sculptor (Westminster Abbey tomb stones)
  • 1756John Trumbull: US painter (Declaration of Independence)
  • 1765Cornelis Loots: Dutch accountant / poet (Dwingelandij)
  • 1799Aleksandr Sergeyevich: Russia -- Poet and founder of modern Russian Literature
  • 1799Alexandr Pushkin: Russia -- Writer (Eugene Onegin) (5 / 26 OS)
  • 1804Petter Conrad Boman: Composer
  • 1807Adrien Francois Servais: Composer
  • 1813Israel Washburn: Gov (Union), died in 1883
  • 1815Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto: Composer
  • 1819William Howard Glover: Composer
  • 1826Sarah Parker Remond: US / Italian abolitionist
  • 1829John Baillie McIntosh: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888
  • 1840John Stainer: Composer
  • 1840William Francis Bartlett: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1842James Morrison Steele Mackaye: US actor (American Academy of Dramatic Art)
  • 1847Gerben Postma [Ids]: Frisian writer (Swealtsjeblommen)
  • 1850Karl F Braun: Germany -- Co-developed wireless telegraphy (Nobel 1909)
  • 1862Henry John Newbolt: English sea historian / poet
  • 1868Robert Falcon Scott: British leader of ill-fated south pole expedition
  • 1869Siegfried Wagner: German opera composer / conductor
  • 1872Alexandra Fjodorovna Romanova: Last Russian tsarina (1894-1918)
  • 1875Thomas Mann: Germany -- Novelist (Magic Mountain-Nobel 1929)

Died on June 6

  • 0840Agobard: Archbishop of Lyon (anti-semite)
  • 1134Norbertus van Xanten: Monastery founder, dies at about 51
  • 1671Stenka / Stepan Razin: Russian cossack / boer leader, killed
  • 1686Joannes B van Neercassel: RC spiritual leader of the Netherlands, dies at 60
  • 1710Francoise de la Baume Le Blanc: Mistress of King Louis XIV, dies at 65
  • 1735Georg Osterreich: Composer, dies at 71
  • 1747Jean Barriere: Composer
  • 1784Joan Derk van de Capellen: Leader of democratic Patriots, dies at 42
  • 1785Johann Michael Demmler: Composer, dies at 36
  • 1816Christiane Vulpius: Wife of Johann W von Goethe, dies at 51
  • 1836Antons Klemens Theodor: King of Saksen (1827-36), dies at 80
  • 1852Tommaso Marchesi: Composer, dies at 79
  • 1861Giuseppe Concone: Italian singing teacher, dies at 59
  • 1862Turner Ashby: General, killed near Harrisonburg VA, dies at 33
  • 1877Prairie Flower: Daughter of Ponca and chief Standing Bear
  • 1878Gottfried Herrmann: Composer, dies at 70
  • 1881Henry Vieuxtemps: Belgian composer, dies at 61
  • 1883Ciprian Porumbescu: Composer, dies at 29
  • 1898Constant A Serrure: Flemish historian, dies at 62
  • 1914Walter T Watts-Dunton: England, lawyer / Poet / writer (Aylwin)
  • 1916Yuan Shikai: President of China, dies at 56
  • 1917Iacob Moresianu: Composer, dies at 59
  • 1922Lillian Russell: Entertainer, dies at 60
  • 1926Henry Tate: Composer, dies at 52
  • 1928Heinrich Gottlieb Noren: Composer, dies at 67
  • 1935Jacques Urlus: Tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth), dies at 68
  • 1937Jean Harlow: Actress (Bombshell), dies from gallbladder infection at 26
  • 1939Ford Madox Ford: Writer, dies at 65
  • 1940E E Clive: Actor (Bulldog Drummond, Night Muss Fall), dies at 56
  • 1943Karl Landsteiner: Austrian / US pathologist (Nobel 1930), dies at 74