Everyday has an interesting history, a group of funny holidays to celebrate and some have special observances. Below is a list of events, trivia and holidays for June 5th.
June 5th Holidays
- Apple II Days
On June 5, 1977 the Apple II went up for sale! Boasting memory that is equivalent to a tiny modern image file, the Apple II was released to great fanfare on this day in 1977.
- Festival of Popular Delusions Day
June 5th is Festival Of Popular Delusions Day. The festival began in Germany on June 5th, 1945, is one year after D-Day and one day before the one year anniversary. It marks the last day the Nazi’s were able to delude themselves that they would rule the Earth for a thousand years.
- Hot Air Balloon Day
June 5th is Hot Air Balloon Day. You can celebrate by taking a trip on a Hot Air Balloon buy if that is not feasible you can learn about the history of Hot Air Balloons here.
- National Attitude Day
Every June 5th we take a day to stop and check out attitudes. Are we thinking negative? Do we need to remind ourselves we get farther with positive thinking? If you have a negative situation going on in your life right not, try to view it from a different angle, and maybe the answer will present itself to you on how to change things.
- World Environment Day
World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5 June and is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. Learn more at: https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/
- National Gingerbread Day
Not sure why National Gingerbread Day is in June, but you can find out more about the Timeline of Gingerbread here.
- National Ketchup Day
National Ketchup Day is on June 5th! Try out a homemade Ketchup Recipe!
June 5th Zodiac
Time period: May 21 – June 21
Ruling planet: Mercury
Zodiac quality: Mutable
Color: Light-Green, Yellow
Lucky Numbers: 5, 7, 14, 23
Strengths: Gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, ability to learn quickly and exchange ideas.
Geminis like books and talking a lot and going on trips.
Weaknesses: Geminis have a nervous energy, they can be inconsistent and have a hard time making up their mind. They don’t like routines, they get bored easy and they love being spontaneous.
June 5th Trivia
- 1850 – Pat Garrett the sheriff known for shooting Bill the Kid was born..
- 1851 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s epic story of slavery, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” begins appearing in serial form in a Washington D.C. anti-slavery newspaper. The following year the book was published, becoming the first American novel to sell 1,000,000 copies.
- 1893 – Lizzie Borden’s trial begins for the murder of her father and stepmother, who were axed to death in their home in which she was shortly acquitted.
- 1949 – Thomas James Holden becomes the first person on FBI’s Ten Most Wanted after killing his wife and her two brothers.
- 1956 – An Alabama federal court ruled that any law requiring racially segregated seating on buses violated the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
- 1956 – Kenny G , American Grammy-winning saxophonist was born.
- 1963 – Charles Vernon Bush, Isaac Sanders Payne, IV and Roger Bernard Sims. become the first black US Air Forces graduates.
- 1968 – Robert F. Kennedy was shot by 24-year-old Palestinian Sirhan Bishara Sirhan three times. Kennedy died the following day.
- 1976 – Lightning Strikes Roy C. Sullivan is struck by lightning for the 6th of his record-breaking 7 times.
- 1977 – At a cost of $1298, the Apple II Computer became one of the first microcomputers sold fully assembled.
- 1981 – The first report is was issued concerning an unexplained outbreak, among homosexual men, of a type of pneumonia which usually affects only cancer patients. This was the beginning of the AIDS epidemic.
- 1993 – Conway Twitty American Grammy-winning country singer passes away.
- 1994 – 12-year-old Vicki Van Meter takes off from Maine, following Amelia Earhart’s historic route. She arrived in Scotland two days later. This made her the youngest female pilot to cross the Atlantic.
- 1994 – 10-year-old Michael Kearney receives his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of South Alabama making him the youngest college graduate.
- 2002 – Elizabeth Smart a young Utah child was kidnapped. She would not be rescued until March the following year.
- 2004 – Ronald Reagan, 40th president passes away.
- 2017 – Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial starts.
- 2018 – Kate Spade, famous NY designer dies of suicide by hanging.
- 2019 – Republicans start turning on President Trump as he continues to try to impose tariffs on Mexico.