23 fun facts for June, 5

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
June 5th is filled with significant events, including World Environment Day and various national holidays like Denmark's Constitution Day and New Zealand's Arbor Day. Historical events such as the Transit of Venus, the end of the US gold standard, and the first flight of the Learjet also occurred on this day.
23 Fun facts
  1. June 5th is World Environment Day, dedicated to raising awareness about environmental issues and calling for action to protect our planet. It has been celebrated globally since 1974 and is organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
  2. In 1933, the United States went off the gold standard after President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Gold Reserve Act. The move devalued the dollar, stabilized the economy, and effectively ended the Great Depression.
  3. On June 5, 1968, American politician Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles after winning the California Democratic primary. His death shocked the nation and contributed to the turbulent social and political climate of the time.
  4. In France, June 5th is National Day of the Fight Against Discrimination. The day raises awareness about discrimination and the importance of promoting equality and diversity in society.
  5. On this day in 1956, Elvis Presley made headlines by gyrating his hips during a controversial performance of "Hound Dog" on the Milton Berle Show. His provocative moves earned him the nickname "Elvis the Pelvis" and stirred debate about the impact of rock n' roll on American society.
  6. June 5, 2012, was the Transit of Venus, a rare astronomical event where Venus passes directly between Earth and the Sun. The next Transit of Venus will not occur until the year 2117.
  7. On June 5, 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported the first cases of what would later become known as AIDS, marking the beginning of the global fight against the disease.
  8. In New Zealand, June 5th is Arbor Day, a national holiday dedicated to planting and caring for trees. It aims to raise awareness about the importance of forests and encourage the sustainable management of natural resources.
  9. On this day in 1998, the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan opened to the public. At 3,911 meters long, it is the world's longest suspension bridge and spans the Akashi Strait, linking the city of Kobe to Awaji Island.
  10. In Denmark, June 5th is Constitution Day, a public holiday that celebrates the signing of the Danish constitution in 1849, which established a constitutional monarchy and granted political rights to the citizens.
  11. June 5, 1963, marked the first flight of the Learjet, a popular business jet designed by Bill Lear. The aircraft's sleek design and high-speed capabilities revolutionized both business and private aviation.
  12. On June 5, 2013, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, One World Trade Center, reached its final height, standing at 1,776 feet. The number 1776 symbolizes the year of American independence.
  13. June 5th is National Moonshine Day in the United States, which celebrates the history and culture of homemade, illicitly produced alcohol. The day highlights the role of moonshining in American folklore and its impact on popular culture.
  14. In 1967, the Six-Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors began on June 5th. The conflict marked a turning point in the ongoing Israeli-Arab conflict and resulted in a decisive Israeli victory.
  15. On this day in 1984, the iconic video game Tetris was released by Russian programmer Alexey Pajitnov. The game became one of the most successful and well-known video games in history, inspiring numerous spin-offs, adaptations, and merchandise.
  16. The popular sci-fi horror film "The Omen" was released on June 6, 1976 (6/6/76), cleverly linking the number 666 to the release date. The film was a hit at the box office and led to several sequels.
  17. In Costa Rica, June 5th is the Day of the Chinese Arrival, which celebrates the history and heritage of the Chinese diaspora in the country. The day commemorates the arrival of the first Chinese immigrants in 1855 and their contributions to Costa Rican society.
  18. On June 5, 1964, the Beatles released the song "A Hard Day's Night" in the United States. The song marked the beginning of the "British Invasion" and cemented the Beatles' status as global superstars.
  19. In Iran, June 5th is National Khayyam Day, a day dedicated to the 12th-century Persian poet, mathematician, and astronomer Omar Khayyám. His poems, known as Rubáiyát, are celebrated for their philosophical themes and have been translated into more than 70 languages.
  20. On this day in 1995, the Internet search engine AltaVista was launched by researchers at the Digital Equipment Corporation. At its peak in the late 1990s, AltaVista was one of the most popular search engines before eventually being overshadowed by Google.
  21. June 5th is National Running Day in the United States, which promotes the health benefits of running and encourages people to engage in physical activity. The day aims to inspire people to set achievable goals and make running a part of their daily routine.
  22. In Nigeria, June 5th is World Sickle Cell Day, which aims to raise awareness about sickle cell anemia and its impact on the Nigerian population. The day is dedicated to promoting the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, as well as supporting affected individuals and their families.
  23. On June 5, 1917, the first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded to recognize excellence in American journalism, literature, and drama. The prestigious awards have continued annually, honoring the most outstanding works in these fields.