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 157th day of the year, and there are 209 days left in 2024.

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 fun & interesting facts about June 5th in history!


What memorable events happened on June 5 in history? Keep reading to find out!


Montenegro became the 29th country to join NATO.


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.


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.

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


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


The District Court ruled that segregation was unconstitutional in Montgomery.

The Supreme Court cemented this decision on November 13.


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 and 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.


Isaac Newton was admitted as a student to Cambridge University’s Trinity College.

Newton, who was older than most of the other students, originally entered the college with the aim of attaining a law degree. It was only in 1663 that he finally began to take an interest in science and math, the realms to which he ended up contributing most.

Famous Births

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.


Troye Sivan



Troye Sivan


29 years old

Born In:

Johannesburg, South Africa


Mark Wahlberg



Mark Wahlberg


53 years old

Born In:

Massachusetts, USA


Joe Gatto



Joe Gatto


48 years old

Born In:

New York, USA


Pete Wentz



Pete Wentz


45 years old

Born In:

Illinois, USA

Famous Deaths

Unfortunately, June 5th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…



Ronald Reagan



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.

Died On:

Jun 5, 2004 (Age 93)

Died In:

California, USA

Special Holidays

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

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.

June 5: Sausage Roll Day
United States

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?

THe Fact Site’s

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.

Birthday & Zodiac

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, 2024, will likely be due around February 26, 2025.

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