Lonesome George, the last known individual of the Pinta Island Tortoise subspecies, dies at a Galapagos National Park, thus making the subspecies extinct.ref name=Lonesome George's Death
Shenzhou 9, a Chinese spacecraft carrying three Chinese astronauts, including the first-ever female one, docked manually with an orbiting moduleTiangong 1, first time as the country, making them as the third country, after the United States and Russia, to successfully perform the mission.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 5 homosexual men in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems (the first recognized cases of AIDS).
Saturday, June 5, 1976
The Teton Dam collapses in southeast Idaho in the U.S., killing 11 people.
German Chancellor Dr. Heinrich Brüning visits London, where he warns the British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald that the collapse of the Austrian banking system, caused by the bankruptcy of the "Creditanstalt", has left the entire German banking system on the verge of collapse.
The Council of Constance condemns the writings of John Wycliffe and asks Jan Hus to recant in public his heresy after his denial, he is tried for heresy, excommunicated, then sentenced to be burned at the stake.
Pope Symmachus, accused of various crimes by secular authorities who supported an ecclesiastical opponent, asserted the secular ruler had no jurisdiction over him. A synod held in 502 confirmed that view.