On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Average person ingests 50,000 pieces of microplastic a year and breathes in similar amount according to first-ever such study published in journal "Environmental Science and Technology"
  • Denmark general election won by Mette Frederiksen's Social Democrats, defeating sitting Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen's Liberal party
  • Ohio doctor William Husel charged with 25 counts of murder for prescribing potentially fatal doses of opioids in Franklin County

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Earle, American TV host (GE College Bowl), dies at 93