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June 6: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 6

June 6th is Drive-In Movie Day and Yo-Yo Day.

We’re now on the 157th day of the year, and have 208 days left.

If you were born on this day, your star sign is Gemini.

For June 6 we have put together some of the greatest events that happened on this day including, celebrities, movies, transportation, war and more.

Did you know that on this day in 1944, the Normandy landings started in France during WWII? They were originally planned for June 4th but postponed due to bad weather.

Keep reading for more facts about June 6th in history!

What Happened On June 6 In History?

1987

The American baseball team New York Yankees played their 13,000th game.

1983

James Bond’s 13th installment “Octopussy” was released.

1983

Betty White received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host.

She became the first ever woman to claim this award.
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1977

The US started plans to construct their first nuclear battlefield weapon.

1944

Normandy landings started in France during WWII.

OTD in 1944: Normandy landings started in France during WWII.
This day was the largest seaborne invasion ever in history. 156,000 soldiers and 195,700 naval personnel came together to battle against the Nazi's.
1944

Alaska Airlines started operating.

1933

The US celebrated the opening of its very first drive in cinema.

OTD in 1933: The US celebrated the opening of its very first drive in cinema.
1932

Taxes were raised in the US with the implementation of the Revenue Act.

Top income earners taxes rose from 25% to 63%, estate tax doubled and corporate tax was raised by 15%.
1882

The electric iron was patented by H. W. Weely in the US.

1716

The French ship named Aurore transported the first African slaves from Senegambia, West Africa, to Louisiana, US.

Did you know that on this day, June 6th 1944, the Normandy landings started in France during WWII?