2021 June

June 5: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 5

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 Happened On June 5 In History?


Montenegro became NATO’s 29th member on this day.


A strike began at a General Motors parts factory.

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

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


District court ruled that segregation was unconstitutional in Montgomery.

This decision was cemented by the Supreme Court on November 13.

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


Germany invaded France during WWII.

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

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


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.

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

OTD in 1851: Uncle Tom's Cabin

Baltimore and Philadelphia were linked up by telegraph.


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.

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