June 5 is the 156th day of the year. There are 209 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).
+ 1837 – Houston is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.
+ 1946 – A fire in the La Salle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, kills 61 people.
+ 1956 – Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
+ 1968 – Robert F. Kennedy, a U.S. presidential candidate, is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, by Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian. Kennedy dies the next day.
( Births )
+ 1850 – Pat Garrett, American sheriff (d. 1908)
+ 1956 – Kenny G, American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer