June 5: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, June 5, 1876, Americans were introduced to bananas?

June 5th is known as Sausage Roll Day and World Environment Day.

Today is the 156th day of the year, and there are 209 days left of the year.

June 5 was an important day for the US and France during times of war but the day, but there are many other less drastic events on this day that make it special.

Did you know that on this day in 1876, Americans were introduced to bananas? They were displayed at the World’s Fair in Philadelphia and until this point were practically unknown.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 5th in history!

What Events Happened On June 5 In History?

2017 Montenegro became the 29th country to join NATO.


2006 Serbia declared its independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.

The decision followed a referendum in May of that year which showed that 55% of voters favored independence. The last time Serbia was an independent state was in 1918.

1998 A strike began at a General Motors parts factory.

The strike lasted a total of seven weeks and extended to other GM plants.

1991 NASA’s STS-40 became the first spaceflight with three women to be launched into space.

OTD in 1991: NASA's STS-40 became the first spaceflight with three women to be launched into space.

1968 Sirhan Sirhan assassinated Robert F. Kennedy, the late President Kennedy’s younger brother.

1956 The District Court ruled that segregation was unconstitutional in Montgomery.

The Supreme Court cemented this decision on November 13.

1940 The first artificial rubber tires went on display in Akron, Ohio, US.


1940 Germany invaded France during WWII.

The Germans weren't prepared for the resistance they found in France south of Somme.

1917 Registration of US men aged between 21 and 31 began for troops for WWI.

1876 Americans were introduced to bananas.

OTD in 1876: Americans were introduced to bananas.

Bananas don't naturally grow in the US, and on this day, they were presented at a food fair in Philadelphia. The bananas were an instant hit, and the rest is history.

1851 Uncle Tom’s Cabin, an anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher, was first published.

OTD in 1851: Uncle Tom's Cabin

1846 Baltimore and Philadelphia were linked up by telegraph.

1794 The US Neutrality Act was enacted.

The Neutrality Act makes it illegal for any American citizen to start a war with any country in which the US is at peace with.

Famous People Born On June 5

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Troye Sivan? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1995 Troye Sivan

Australian Singer

Troye Sivan
28 years old
Born In:
Johannesburg, South Africa
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1971 Mark Wahlberg

American Actor

Mark Wahlberg
52 years old
Born In:
Massachusetts, USA

1976 Joe Gatto

American Comedian

Joe Gatto
47 years old
Born In:
New York, USA

1979 Pete Wentz

American Musician

Pete Wentz
44 years old
Born In:
Illinois, USA

Famous People Who Died On This Day

1911 - 2004 Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan was an American politician born on February 6, 1911. He died on this day in 2004, at age 93 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Special Holidays On June 5

Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.

June 5: Sausage Roll Day

Sausage Roll Day

Who could possibly not enjoy a sausage roll? With that flaky, crisp pastry and delicious meaty center, you'd be mad not to be partial to this treat from time to time. With today officially being Sausage Roll Day, it's the perfect day to treat yourself, or maybe bake some yourself?

June 5: World Environment Day

World Environment Day

The United Nations created World Environment Day to raise awareness of environmental issues worldwide and encourage all of us to do our part to protect our planet. Make it your goal today to see what ways you can help to protect our environment, or even donate to a charity.

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Fun Fact Of The Day

In Halden prison in Norway, guards are encouraged to interact, play sports, and eat with the inmates. This is to prevent aggression and create a sense of family.

June 5 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on this day shares the same star sign, Gemini.

As an air sign, Gemini is also associated with the mind and knowledge. They like to pick things apart to understand them.

People born in June all have the Alexandrite birthstone. Alexandrite is created through a rare occurrence of nature. It was first discovered in the 1830s near the Tokovaya River in Russia’s Ural Mountains and named after Alexander II of Russia.

If you were born on June 5th, your estimated date of conception would be September 12th in the previous year.

A baby conceived on June 5, 2023, will likely be due around February 26, 2024.

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