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June 6: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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

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

We’re now on the 158th day of the year, and have 208 days left in 2024.

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 fun & interesting facts about June 6th in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on June 6 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2018

Xi’an, China, introduced a pedestrian lane for people who walk while looking at their phones.

OTD in 2018: Xi'an

The northern Chinese city implemented the special pedestrian zones because cars were often driving on the sidewalk, putting pedestrians who ignore their surroundings at risk of injury. Those most at risk are known as “phubbers,” or people who stare at their phones while walking.

1987

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

1984

Alexey Pajitnov shared his first playable version of Tetris with his colleagues.

Pajitnov created Tetris on an archaic computer, the Soviet Electronika 60 while trying to recreate one of his favorite puzzle games from his childhood.

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.

1977

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

1971

The Soviet Union’s ill-fated Soyuz 11 mission was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

The crew became the first to board a space station and then spent twenty-two days aboard the station. Everything fell apart when the mission returned to earth, as the landing capsule depressurized too early and the cosmonauts suffocated.

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 Nazis.

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 earner’s taxes rose from 25% to 63%, estate tax doubled, and corporate tax raised by 15%.

1882

H. W. Weely patented the electric iron in the US.

1844

Founder George Williams established the YMCA alongside ten young Christian men.

1716

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

Famous Births

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Robert Englund? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1990

Ryan Higa

American

YouTuber

Ryan Higa

Age:

33 years old

Born In:

Hawaii, USA

1961

Carole Baskin

American

Animal Rights Activist

Carole Baskin

Age:

62 years old

Born In:

Texas, USA

2007

Aubrey Anderson-Emmons

American

Actress

Aubrey Anderson-Emmons

Age:

16 years old

Born In:

California, USA

1947

Robert Englund

American

Actor

Robert Englund

Age:

76 years old

Born In:

California, USA

1875

Thomas Mann

German

Novelist

Thomas Mann

Died On:

Aug 12, 1955 (Age 80)

Born In:

Lübeck, Germany

Famous Deaths

Unfortunately, June 6th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…

1875

1961

Carl Jung

Swiss

Psychiatrist

Carl Jung

1875

1961

Carl Jung

Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist born on July 26, 1875. He died on this day in 1961, at age 85 in Küsnacht, Switzerland.

Died On:

Jun 6, 1961 (Age 85)

Died In:

Küsnacht, Switzerland

Quotes

What is your favorite quote from June 6? Here are the most noteworthy quotes said on this day throughout history.

2019

I didn’t set out to be a role model, I set out to be a supermodel. Can I get an amen up in here?

RuPaul

RuPaul

American Drag Queen

1874

The worst of all listeners is the man who does nothing but listen.

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

English Writer

Special Holidays

If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.

June 6: National Yo-Yo Day
United States

National Yo-Yo Day

Yo-yos are so great that they’ve become a timeless toy; they’ve changed so little over the years, but they’re still popular! If you never learned to use a yo-yo, why not give it a shot today – and if you used to play with one, why not see what tricks you’re still able to do!

June 6: National Drive-In Movie Day
United States

National Drive-In Movie Day

There’s just something unique about watching the latest movie on a super-sized screen rather than at home. So with today being National Drive-In Movie Day, why not take the opportunity to have a night at the Drive-In movies with your loved ones? It would be a fun date idea too!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

The Danish flag is the oldest current flag of a sovereign state. It was adopted in 1370 or earlier. The second oldest is the flag of the Netherlands at 1572.

Birthday & Zodiac

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

Geminis have a strong need for freshness and newness within their social life, relationships, and many other aspects of life. This can make relationships with a Gemini either really exciting, or exhausting.

For those of you born in June, you have the Alexandrite birthstone. The alexandrite gemstone changes color depending on the light. Impurities within the mineral’s structure mainly cause the color change of this gemstone.

If you were born on this day, your estimated date of conception would be September 13th in the previous year.

A baby that is conceived on June 6th, 2024, will likely be due next year around February 27th.

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