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On June sixth, 1944, the
"D-Day" invasion of Europe took place
during World War Two as Allied forces stormed the
beaches of Normandy, France.
On this date:
In 1844, the Young Men's Christian Association
was founded in London.
In 1918, the World
War One Battle of Belleau Wood, which resulted in
a US victory over the Germans, began in France.
In 1925, Walter
Percy Chrysler founded the Chrysler Corporation.
In 1933, the first
drive-in movie theater opened, in Camden, New
In 1934, the
Securities and Exchange Commission was
In 1942, Japanese
forces retreated in the World War Two Battle of
In 1966, black
activist James Meredith was shot and wounded as
he walked along a Mississippi highway to
encourage black voter registration.
California voters overwhelmingly approved
Proposition 13, a primary ballot initiative
calling for major cuts in property taxes.
In 1982, Israeli
forces invaded Lebanon to drive Palestine
Liberation Organization fighters out of the
country. (The Israelis withdrew in June 1985.)
authorities in Brazil exhumed a body later
identified as the remains of Dr. Josef Mengele,
the notorious "Angel of Death" of the
Ten years ago: A
federal judge in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
declared the 2 Live Crew album "As Nasty As
They Wanna Be" to be obscene. (The decision
was later overturned on appeal.)
Five years ago: US
astronaut Norman Thagard broke NASA's space
endurance record of 84 days, one hour and 16
minutes, aboard the Russian space station
One year ago: The
space shuttle "Discovery" returned from
a ten-day mission that included a visit to the
international space station. At the Tony Awards,
Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman"
was named best revival; "Side Man" won
best play; "Fosse" was awarded best
musical. In tennis, Andre Agassi won the French
Open, defeating Andrei Medvedev 1-6, 2-6, 6-4,
6-3, 6-4, while in golf, Juli Inkster shot a
final-round 1-under 71 for a 16-under 272 total
to win the US Women's Open.
"All the historical
books which contain no lies are extremely
Anatole France, French writer (1844-1924).